Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
Published: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Park Row Books
Format: via publisher
"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.
Every Last Lie is another intriguing read by Mary Kubica. This one felt more rooted in real life and definitely could’ve happened to anyone. We met Clara who has just had a baby and is clueless to what is happening in her husband's job and life until the unthinkable happens and she is left a widow and with a daughter who was witness to her husband's horrible and tragic death.
Nick is a devoted husband and father who is building a career until he starts losing clients and with a client who is suing him he is slowing losing everything and doesn’t know how to tell his wife.
Told by Clara in the present and Nick in the past we slowly see the unweaving of the tale as to what happens and how Nick died. Was it just a horrible accident or was it something more sinister? More importantly, can Clara deal with all these secrets that she is learning about her husband and trying to deal with her children. This is classic Mary Kubica at her best. She always gives us intense and suspenseful storylines that never has us knowing what happens until the very end. This is another winner no doubt!