The Perfect Liar
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 01/15/2019
My Rating: 5 Stars + 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. Thomas Christopher Greene's The Perfect Liar is a thrilling novel told through the alternating perspectives of Susannah and Max with a shocking climax that no one will expect, from the bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.
“A beautifully crafted thriller, The Perfect Liar keeps on twisting and turning until the very last page. Tense, dark and compelling – I couldn’t put it down.” - TM Logan, author of Lies
"Keeps readers riveted. . .This novel creates a slow burn with not one but two shocking climaxes." - Library Journal
"[A]n absorbing mystery about who is predator and who is prey." - Booklist
"Beautifully written and sharply insightful, The Perfect Liar is a captivating, stay-up-late thriller about dark secrets, dangerous passions, and the perilous pursuit of a picture-perfect life." Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her
"Riveting...fans of domestic suspense will be well satisfied." - Publishers Weekly
“Fun characters and lots of twists and turns make this a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable new novel.” – Claire Benedict, Bear Pond Bookstore, Montpelier, VT
“This is a fast, twisty story about how your past can come back to haunt you and how you never really know your partner as well as you think.” – Andrea Richardson, Fountain Books, Richmond, VA
About the Author
THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GREENE is the author of six novels, including the bestseller, THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE. His fiction has been translated into eleven languages and has won many awards and honors.
In 2007, Tom founded the Vermont College of Fine Arts, a top fine arts college, making him the youngest college president in America at that time. He lives in Vermont. Read More