Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review: The Last Lie by Alex Lake

Kerry Hammond is here today to review a new mystery by British author Alex Lake.

Alex Lake is the author of four mystery novels. His latest, The Last Lie, was released on December 31, 2018, in Trade Paperback by HarperCollins. Lake’s novels are all standalone psychological thrillers, so I didn’t hesitate to pick up his latest to see what it was all about. I was not disappointed.

The Last Lie is a story of marital bliss, at least for one party. Claire Daniels is madly in love with her husband Alfie. He is everything she’s ever wanted, he dotes on her, and could not be a better husband. Alfie, on the other hand, can’t stand Claire and dreams of being free of her. When the conversation turns to starting a family, everything starts to spiral out of control. What follows is a fast paced back and forth that could never have a happy ending.

The book drew me in immediately and I found it hard to put it down to get any sleep. The pace was perfect and the author managed to switch gears just when I thought I knew where the story was going. The characters he has created are fascinating, the dialogue realistic, and the plot fast paced. If Lake’s other novels are as good as this one, I’ve got some reading to do!

This book was provided to Mystery Playground by the publisher. The review was fair and completely independent.

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