The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 15th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
About the Book:
A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other. Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon thereafter, a second note appears on their door: DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT? Both Susannah and Max are keeping secrets from the world and from each other —secrets that could destroy their family and everything they have built.

It is refreshing getting a story that is well written and very consuming. Thomas Christopher Greene's characters are so real to life. The protagonist, Max, with his flaws gave the story the special pulse that makes it the page-turner that it is.

The story flows in an effortless manner, as does the plot. The author had me anticipating more, I couldn't stop reading and read this in one sitting. This classic mix of good characters, insightful plot, amazing setting and smooth narration is a breath of fresh air. I found the characters to be flawed and unreliable, but that made them interesting. I also liked the different points of view of Max and Susannah.

If you want to unveil the highly neurotic and narcissistic thoughts and feelings of those all around us, Mr. Greene will unmask them for you. We have characters that range from the murderous, the unethical professional to the anxious, migraine producing stay at home mom. Although the diatribe of these two characters becomes quite mundane and irritating at times, it is through this labyrinth of clouded thoughts that the crimes are actually brought to light, solved and the cause of justice is served...sort of.

I throughly enjoyed this read!


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