Best selling author Lisa Scottoline has all the makings of a 'perfect' story in her new book One Perfect Lie ... She does not have any 'filler' at all in her story. She gives us a nice peek into the lives of her characters but ends their stories because her basic plot ends ... Scottoline is the master of inventive plots and relatable characters. She has presented this to us over and over in her past books ...it is a good story and good writing when a reviewer wants more, not less.
Chris Brennan is a liar. That’s the cold, hard truth, but few people know that about him, and even less know why he’s made himself out to be someone he’s not ...Scottoline packs a well-timed twist into her story, pulling back the curtain at just the right time to hook readers and set them up for a fast-paced, suspense-filled story that tackles domestic terrorism in high-flying fashion ... One Perfect Lie is another really good thriller from Lisa Scottoline, who understands how to use misdirection and smoke and mirrors to keep the story progressing without allowing readers to see too far ahead. The characters are well developed, and each adds a new layer to the plot, which is well-crafted and timely ...a fun, fast-paced read.
Readers will find themselves racing to keep up with the action in One Perfect Lie ... Lisa Scottoline has created another highly entertaining story that compels reading to the finish. The new coach at Central Valley High School isn’t at all who he appears to be. But then, as it turns out, neither are some of the long-time residents of Central Valley ... Scottoline is a pro who can tell an action-packed story without grizzly violence, obscenity, or overuse of vulgar language ...could be enjoyed by a wide variety of readers.
One Perfect Lie, the latest thriller from bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, peels back the untruths, hurts and wounds of Central Valley’s residents as the plot races toward its dramatic climax ...Scottoline turns the perspective of One Perfect Lie on its head by revealing that Brennan’s identity is totally different from what readers (not to mention the characters in the novel) were led to believe ... Scottoline’s style is brisk and no-nonsense, with an emphasis on decision, action and thought, and rarely slowing down for detailed description ...is tense and enjoyable, if at times simplistic and pat. Scottoline creates some good suspense as truths about the characters are revealed.
If you were looking for a midyear replacement for a departing government teacher, you could hardly do better than Chris Brennan. He’s clearly prepared to cover the courses in government and criminal justice; he’s bright, attractive, and personable... To say more would undermine several whopping surprises Scottoline has in store, but readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting, and that even if they spot every twist coming from a mile away, they’re still in for one thrilling ride on the roller coaster ... A bonus is some strategic leavening via Scottoline’s journalistic aphorisms, as when one of the students’ mothers imagines a romance with the imposter hero.
ATF agent Curt Abbott goes undercover as high school baseball coach Chris Brennan in this entertaining thriller from bestseller Scottoline ... Scottoline shifts focus among Curt and each of the boys’ mothers, who represent a cross-section of suburban Central Valley, Pa. This fast-paced read culminates in a daring chase that would play well on the big screen, and readers may anticipate the outcome of Curt’s budding romance with Heather as eagerly as they do the resolution of the terror plot.