One Perfect Lie

  • by Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable.
But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.
Susan Sematov is proud of her son, Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major league baseball. But Raz's father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good - or evil.
Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who lives for her son Justin's baseball games. But Justin is shy, and Heather fears he is being lured down a dark path by one of his teammates, a young man from an affluent family whose fun-loving manner might possibly conceal his violent plans.
Mindy Kostis succumbs to the pressure of being a surgeon's wife by filling her days with social events and too many gin and tonics. But she doesn't know that her husband and her son, Evan, are keeping secrets from her - secrets that might destroy all of them.
At the center of all of them is Chris Brennan. Why is he there? What does he want? And what is he willing to do to get it?
Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will have listeners riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won't soon forget.

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What the Critics Say

"Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as she drops a looming threat into the heart of an idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold their breath in anticipation." (Booklist)
"Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Entertaining...This fast-paced read culminates in a daring chase that would play well on the big screen." (Publishers Weekly)

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Perfect Lie

I really enjoyed this book. A few really good twists and turns to keep me guessing. Somewhat predictable in a couple of places but on the whole I really recommend this book. I did in fact stay awake almost the entire night listening. It was one of those books that I didn't want to stop listening to. I call it a "binge book" 😊
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- PJPackwood

Best Narrator I've heard

The narration makes this book what it is. Listening to Newbern speak the lines is like being inside a movie. I always thought that Scott Brick was my one, true love, but the talented Newbern has ousted him in my heart.

As for the story- the last hour really brings it down form a 5 to a 3. Scottoline dies two stupid things. She tries to create an action scene that is simply absurd. Just stay away from helicopters , Lisa . The big , heart pounding scene just smacks of triteness as well as absurdity.
And I wish that authors would keep their politics out of their tales. It just ruins a good listen.

I give the book a 5 right up until the last hour.
Still enjoyable, but she lost me when she went political and Diehard on me.

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- Felicity Xenia Spamotic

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio