Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Crime & Beyond Book Club Reads Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Kerry Hammond is here today with her report from the Denver-based Crime & Beyond book club. 

Crime & Beyond met this month to read Mary Kubica’s Every Last Lie. Kubica is a New York Times bestselling author of four novels of suspense and Every Last Lie is her latest book. In it, Clara Solberg finds out that her husband Nick was in a fatal car accident. Clara is overcome by grief and can’t get past her believe that Nick’s death wasn’t an accident. She sets out to discover the facts surrounding the crash and won’t stop until she knows the truth.

The book was told from the perspective of both Clara and Nick. Clara’s portion dealt in the present and Nick’s focused on what led up to his crash. The alternating chapters gave the reader a look into how Clara dealt with her husband’s accident and how Nick’s decisions contributed to his death.

We had mixed reviews about the book, which led to quite an in-depth discussion. We agreed that the characters were well developed and we felt sorry for Clara, who was clearly grieving for the loss of her husband. There were a couple of twists in the book but many of us thought that it fell short of the suspense promised in the description. Although Clara’s grief was very real and compelling, we were hoping for more. Several club members recommended the author’s previous books, specifically Don’t You Cry.

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