Synopsis (from Goodreads):
“The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us.”
Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.
Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.
Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.
This is definitely my favorite Kubica book to-date. Mary does a phenomenal job of creating characters that feel incredibly realistic. In this book, Clara kept doing and saying things that drove me up the wall, but when I took a second to remember that her husband was killed days after she gave birth to their second child, it all made sense. And I couldn’t help but feel so much pity for Nick when I was reading his chapters. Every time he thought he had found a way out, he’d end up digging himself a little deeper instead. (No, I will not clarify what I mean by that. You’re welcome.)
In addition to her great characterization, Kubica created an awesome plot line. I was constantly guessing and second-guessing in an attempt to solve the mystery, but she proved me wrong every time. She kept me on my toes and my heart rate and emotions in constant flux; there was never a dull moment reading this book.
If you’re a fan of Mary’s work, I definitely recommend picking up Every Last Lie. If you’ve never read her before and are a fan of psychological suspense with realistic characters, this book would be a great introduction to Mary’s writing. ~Amber
Thank you to Booksparks for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.