Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips--she's smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family--she's also battled crippling OCD ever since her mother's death when she was eleven, and her romantic relationships have suffered as a result. But now Burke--handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man she's met before--says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isn't who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he's happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends.
... an enthralling thrill ride ... Alternating between Skye’s wedding planning, Burke’s confessional diaries and Heather’s past, Lovering expertly blends these three perspectives so that the truth always seems just out of reach. All three characters are masterfully drawn [...] and together their stories propel one another forward, always adding new details to the overarching narrative that make you question everything you thought you knew ... This is a masterfully plotted, intricate book, and Lovering’s control of her narrative, characters and big reveals is spellbinding. I read it in one night for its unputdownable, fast-paced plot, and I already want to read it again to marvel at its mechanics. Perfect for readers of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, Alex Michaelides and Paula Hawkins, To Good to Be True is a must-buy for thriller readers who want an ending they cannot predict and characters they cannot forget.
The second novel from Lovering more than lives up to the promise of her debut, Tell Me Lies (2018) ... Lovering, a master of manipulation to rival her own characters, does a skillful job of gradually unspooling her intricate tapestry of psychological intrigue while deftly juggling her multiple narratives. And neatly nested in this tale of just who is deceiving whom is a none-too-gentle critique of our system’s rigid social and economic inequities. A nifty cat-and-mouse thriller that doesn’t stint when it comes to twists, turns, and 'gotcha!' surprises.
Winsome, wealthy Manhattan book editor Skye Starling is confident she’s finally found a man able to look past her occasionally paralyzing OCD, in this Machiavellian drama from Lovering ... Though the true shape of the main con seems to become apparent about halfway through, a plethora of twists lies ahead. What Lovering doesn’t have are remotely credible—or, for the most part, sympathetic—central characters. Still, psychological thriller fans will keep turning the pages to see what happens.