#FuturisticFriday Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Photo Credit: Park Row Books, June 27

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

Every Last Lie

Summary: New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL, Mary Kubica is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow’s pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche. 

“The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us.” 

Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I’ve been a fan of Mary Kubica’s since The Good Girl. Pretty Baby and Don’t You Cry further solidified adding Mary Kubica’s latest book to my must read list.

Every Last Lie breaks new ground for Mary. While there is pulse pounding suspense at times, it’s also more of inner-lookings at a marriage- a marriage that appeared to be filled with love, trust and faith in each other. But there are secrets and lies and Clara- through her grief, her intense grief over losing her husband, over not understanding why her child is suffering from night terrors- has to figure out what the secrets and lies are and how much love, trust and faith her marriage had.

Listen, I’ve just got to say this: Nick is kinda of a jerk. The story alternates between Clara present time and Nick telling stories from the days that led to the car accident and I really just wanted to pinch him. He’s keeping secrets, telling white lies, black lies, omitting things from his wife. And maybe he’s doing it for noble reasons mainly- Clara is pregnant and there are some things that when you are several months along and the weather is HOT that you just don’t want to hear. But I think he suffers from a bit of white knight syndrome- if he can’t be seen in a good light, he’d rather not let anyone know.


What I Liked:

The cover!!!!

How Mary really shows what’s going on in Clara’s mind. Her world is turned upside down and Mary writes Clara in such a realistic way.


Bottom line: While this is not as pulse pounding as some of her previous works, there are def some scenes that get your heart racing. Don’t miss out on this book- you’ll be the only one who hasn’t read it!


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


**Every Last Lie is a June #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

2 thoughts on “#FuturisticFriday Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

  1. ondbookshelf says:

    I really liked this one! My heart ached for Clara, and I thought so much of her actions were explained by her sleep deprived mind. I know some have questioned the ending, but I thought it was perfect in the context of their lives.

    • I think Mary delved into a different bookish way with this book (I saw some people call it a “slow burner”) and while I did like it- it was NOT what I expected from previous books. I had no problem with the ending, tho.

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