Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid builds a story which is different to usual thrillers, so if you’re looking for tension which you can cut with a knife, look no further.
Sixteen years ago, at an elite boarding school secluded in the English countryside, best friends Nancy, Georgia and Lila did something unspeakable.
Their secret forged an unbreakable bond between them, a bond of silence. But now, in their thirties, one of them wants to talk. One word and everything could be ruined: their lives, their careers, their relationships. It’s up to Georgia to call a crisis dinner – she knows there’s nothing that can’t be resolved by three courses in her immaculate kitchen.
But the evening doesn’t go as planned…
A quick read, because you just want to know what has happened
I enjoyed Perfect Liars because instead of having lots of little twists and turns, you were building up to the big event, which didn’t make me gasp, but was like ‘ooooo’. I really would have loved an additional chapter at the end, as it didn’t make me whole when I finished the book, if you know what I mean?
Saying this, the tension that builds up is definitely done well by Reid’s writing and makes a quick read, because you just want to know what has happened.
The blurb was a bit mis-leading for me, as it says on the proof that “only two will walk out”, so the whole way through, you’re thinking ‘what relevance does this have’, but then again, you are left guessing what’s going to happen to one of the characters.
A change from my usual thrillers, and Reid’s debut, I’m looking forward to seeing what the author produces in the future.
Perfect Liars, Rebecca Reid (paperback); Book Depository
Release: 21 February 2019
Publisher: Corgi Books