One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press, April 11th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

One Perfect Lie

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 readers riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I’m pretty new to the world of Lisa Scottoline, but after listening to Every Fifteen Minutes, I knew I would keep an eye out for books of hers that sounded good to me.

So, I kinda liked that we knew from the beginning that Chris was not who he said he was. Usually we don’t find out these kind of things for awhile in the book. But I was also a little wary of Chris. I felt, in some ways, I was watching a Law and Order: SVU type show where bad things were going to happen to young men and their moms.


What I liked:

The cover. Lisa’s covers seem to have a theme and it really works.

The first big twist. I loved it.

How Lisa took a topic ( sexting) and used it to further her story in a thoughtful way and even a way that might could open a dialogue between moms wanting to discuss with their sons/daughters on why sexting is a bad idea.


Bottom line: I didn’t love this as much as I loved Every Fifteen Minutes, but I did enjoy my time in Lisa’s world and look forward to a future visit.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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