The Perfect Lie #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley

Written by Karen Osman


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Nothing has felt right since she told the lie…

Claire Carmichael leads a charmed life. She has two beautiful sons, Jamie and Joshua, and a handsome and successful husband who loves her. She has been taught well by her mother – the most important thing Claire has is her good reputation.

He said, she said…

Even when she was in school, Claire had it all. She was clever, likable, and after passing the initiation tests, she was welcomed into the society of popular girls – The Queen Bees. So when a scandal threatened to ruin Claire’s reputation, the Queen Bees closed rank to protect her, no matter who else got hurt.

Never forgotten, never forgiven…

Claire may have moved on from her school days, but for one person who she hurt irreparably, those memories are as fresh as blood. And all it takes to reap their revenge, is ONE PERFECT LIE.

The latest heart-racing psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The Good Mother. Perfect for fans of Lucy Clarke, Paula Hawkins and Lisa Jewell.


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A Cracking Thriller!    Stars 5


What a great read! A totally different plot – I loved every bit of it!

Claire Carmichael has a perfect life; clever at school, she went onto university and a successful legal career, a perfect marriage with her husband Chris and their two gorgeous children. There was one ‘incident’ in her school days, but that’s all behind her and completely forgotten … isn’t it?

Beginning in the present day, we then discover all about Claire’s earlier life by travelling back to a couple of different times. The story unfolds slowly but the writing is so fluid and full of detail that I actually forgot about the bit at the start! This is a beautifully structured tale; well-plotted, entirely believable and really gripping! A book I really lost myself in – and the ending! Wow, just perfect!

My initial reaction was to jump at the chance to read and review The Perfect Lie as, with Karen Osman as the author, I knew it would be a good read, but it’s way beyond that .. it’s a cracking thriller and one which consumed me. The characterisation is fabulous, the story even more awesome and the whole package is worth so much more than the five stars I can give it. Would I recommend it? You bet! If you’re the kind of reader who loves a psychological thriller, then this is a must read!

My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and in particular to Vicky Joss for including me in this Blog Tour. All stated opinions are completely honest and entirely my own.


Tags: psychological thriller
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: Aria
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
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Author Bio


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Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 with her crime thriller novel, the bestselling The Good Mother. When she’s not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.




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