The Perfect Lie, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A girl flees to Venice to escape her dangerous past in this electrifying novel of intrigue, psychological tension and suspense...For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination.

A dream inspired by the pretty picture pinned to her mother's kitchen wall.

To Lucy, Venice seems the ideal place to lose herself. And now she needs to do just that. The secret she's been keeping from her boyfriend and her friends has finally caught up with her and Lucy needs to disappear - and fast.

There's no better time to pack her bags and head for Italy.

But what if, when she sets foot in Venice, Lucy finds that the one thing she has been running from, the one thing she has been trying to escape, is already there, lying in wait for her?

Time to run away again? Or time to end the chase, once and for all?




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Chick-lit-ish kind of thriller. Nothing special, but not dreadful though predictable at times. Kept me entertained and turning the pages. I got hugely annoyed by the enormous paragraph spacing though - I read it on the Kindle but I guess this feature is carried over from the print edition. The Kindle lets you adjust type size and line spacing but doesn't have a "Please remove the two blank lines between each paragraph" option. It's ok when there are long paragraphs, but quick dialogue sections - often one of the fastest moving bits of a thriller - get slowed down by page turning. I guess someone thought it made it "faster" that way. It doesn't!

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Lucy is running from her past. Her mother was fascinated by Venice so when she needs to disappear, that's where she ends up. A bit of a romance, a bit of a thriller, but somewhat muddled.

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