Every Last Lie

Every Last Lie

by Mary Kubica

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Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319986
Publisher: Park Row Books
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 346,055
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

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Every Last Lie 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one character had anything about them that made you care what happened to any of them. Even the child was an annoying brat that was indulged. Misdirection of the abusive neighbor, thieving caretaker or demented mother. I hope she appreciates her payload for this hurriedly written, trite and boring book. Hopefully other suckers who believed her goal to was write another intriguing; won't be misled. I will not again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so very happy that I decided to read this book based on the author's previous novels, and that I didn't read too much into the other re viewer's harsh critisism. I found this book to be engaging from the very first page, and it was near impossible to set down. I even found myself telling my husband about the plot. It was especially personal to me because my youngest child is also 4 years old, and the character of Maisie was pretty spot on as to how a 4 year old truly behaves. As the previous reviewer slammed the child as being a brat, perhaps they have no knowledge of children, and how young a 4 year old still is, especially a traumatized one, as the character was portrayed to have been.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without giving anything away, the story is lacking a few things:characters who are consistent & whose complexities ring true, a mystery that flows and builds naturally -- rather than a string of diverse and implausible possibilities. The little girl Maisie is the most irritating stubborn child character. The author overuses this character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting it to be so much more.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica June 2017 Clara Solberg isn’t prepared to be a single mother after just giving birth to her second child, Felix. Soon after she learns that her husband and daughter were involved in a tragic accident, she discovers that a lot of things aren’t as they appear. She attempts to piece together what happened that night her daughter’s life was spared. Clara discovers that her husband Nick had been lying about their financial situation and his dental practice. It seems one lie only leads to another lie. At what point does the truth emerge from the fall out of all the indiscretions? When the line between reality and fiction blur, how does one make sense of the future? Clara feels she needs to investigate what occurred as she has many unanswered questions especially about the “bad man” to which her daughter Maisie keeps referring. With bits and pieces of information, Clara starts imagining many scenarios in which everyone is suspect. The story is narrated by Clara and Nick on alternating timelines so eventually the truth is revealed. I enjoyed the story but overall felt it dragged in parts where I wanted to just skip to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book. Unlikeable characters and ridiculous story. Also a 1 minute google search would have told the author that Novocaine hasn't been used in dentistry in over 30 years. The author obviously doesn't know a dental assistant from a dental hygienist either. Do your research and know what you're writing about.
xokristim More than 1 year ago
This book really sucked me in within the first paragraph. I love thrillers that make you question the plot from the very beginning and this book definitely did that for me. I loved the fact that there were multiple points of view, I feel it really added to the overall feel of the story. Another thing I loved was that the Points of view of the characters went from then chapters to now chapters. I feel that really helped keep a nice air of mystery throughout the book. I thought the storyline of this book was very unique, which is what a good thriller needs. I also found that I was thinking the book was predictable throughout reading it, but by the end found out it wasn’t predictable at all. The characters were interesting, at some points I loved them and at some I questioned their motives, sometimes I even flat out disliked them. I feel this definitely is helpful while reading a thriller. Overall the book was good, I enjoyed the characters, storyline, and twists, but I felt like something was lacking. I’m still not sure what is was, but I left the book feeling a bit unfulfilled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept waiting for the promised twists and turns , but they never happened . The plot was predictable and boring , the characters not very relatable or likable . This novel was certainly not up to the author's previous works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Masie. Ugh. Very annoying child in the book. I agree with the other reviewers here. Characters were very inconsistent. Dialog was too maudlin at times. Could picture an SNL sketch with some of the scenes. Was suspensful once you looked past these things. Didnt like the ending. Couldnt finish the last 30 pages. It just got stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sflakes01 More than 1 year ago
I think I would have enjoyed the book if it contained a lot less ‘fluff’. The same thoughts & comments from the characters were repeated over & over again. I had to start skipping sections & pages to get to the actual ‘meat’. It will be a while before I entertain another book from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good but not nearly as good as her previous ones. I found it to be all over the place. To many characters who were not well developed and some things were just left hanging. Overall it was okay.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This was one of those novels where I couldn’t wait till the end to see how things shaped up. I really enjoyed how the author laid out the story, it was brilliant and it kept me flipping the pages, just waiting for that big moment when crap would hit the fan. As I flew through this novel, I kept wondering how much more can transpire before it all comes crashing down. The story centers on Nick and Clara and their two young children. They were fulfilling their dreams but secrets were kept, secrets that would shape their future. Nick had branched out on his own, starting his own dental practice while Clara stayed home with the children. Nick’s business was a success at first and then things started to slowly decline. It was as if a dark cloud hung over Nick as one thing lead to another and to another till Nick felt as if his whole life was hanging by a thread. Clara is left in the dark. Nick was holding onto each raw deal that transpired in his life. It became easier each time for Nick to hold onto these omissions, he knew that this was not what a marriage was about but Nick thought that he would deal with them on his own. Then it occurred, Nick is killed in an automobile accident. Clara is devastated as their life together was just beginning. As she begins to rebuild, Clara feels that physically she will be okay but soon the omissions that Nick kept from Clara start to reveal themselves. I got tired of Clara’s attitude as she uncovered the truth, she was constantly jumping to conclusions before knowing all the facts. Her negative and destructive attitude really got on my nerves. As I read Nick’s side of the story, I could feel the desperation and the hope that filled him. Reading Clara’s side of the story, I felt sorry for her as she allowed herself to be put in this position. She should have been more active in her relationship with her husband. The ending was not what I had expected and I liked that. This was a great read. 4.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I was expecting more from this author.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Every Last Lie is the story of how a car accident can change everything you know about a person. Clara Solberg's world comes to a crashing stop when her husband, Nick and young daughter, Maisie are in a car wreak, killing Nick but leaving Maisie without a scratch. With just having a newborn son and dealing with Maisie, Clara soon starts to realize that Nick wasn't being totally honest with her about certain stuff. As Clara tries to find answers about who did what and why Nick was doing certain things behind her back, it all comes down to the truth that Clara has to face head on. I so don't want to spoil this story for anyone but Mary Kubica does it again with this Thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the last few pages with that heartbreaking ending! As you start to get into this story and as you go back and forth between Nick & Clara's point of view, nothing will prepare you for what really happened the night of the crash. As I find myself loving this Thriller genre more and more, Mary Kubica has to be one of my favorites that knows how to reel you in the story to leave you breathless in the end!! Thank You to Mary Kubica for writing yet another Thriller that I love and I so can't wait to see what is to come in the future!! I borrowed this book from my local Public Library!
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
Every Last Lie will take your mind, screw it up and leave you questioning yourself and your relationships! A tale of deeply disturbing circumstances that portray how a young woman can fall apart. Clara and Nick are the parents of four year old Maisie and newborn Felix. Picture the scene, exhausted family, mum is tied to the sofa feeding the baby so dad does the usual routine with the older child. As Nick takes Maisie to ballet he leaves Clara and Felix on the verge of dozing. He calls her to ask if she wants him to pick up a takeaway on the way home ……. The knock at the door alters Clara’s life entirely .. she is aware Nick always drove too fast but that can’t possibly be the reason for the accident surely? The story moves at a steady pace as Clara becomes more distraught, she neglects herself and to a certain extent her children. Her father tries his utmost to help her but he has his hands full coping with her mother who has dementia. As Maisie suffers nightmares and is afraid of the ‘bad man’ and ‘black car’ Clara’s mind goes into overdrive. This is told in alternating chapters, Clara (now) and Nick (pre-accident) so we piece together via the narration what this couple have been going through. Just what has Nick been up to, was it an accident or something far more sinister? I felt for Clara as she copes with grief but found it quite difficult to get into her psyche as she descends into paranoia. Nick seemed rather weak-willed and not a particularly appealing character. Maisie is a typical little girl mixed up in a fairly dysfunctional family but she added a lighter dimension. I really liked the way the writing flows and grasps the reader .. a good solid psychological thriller with plenty of twists. My thanks to the author and HQ Stories for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Myndia More than 1 year ago
With a four year old and a days old newborn, Clara’s life is turned upside down when her husband dies in a car crash. The incident is immediately determined to be an accident caused by speeding and not paying attention to the road – her husband is the only one responsible for his death. But her 4 year old daughter was in the car at the time and escaped unscathed. Nick wouldn’t have been driving recklessly with her in the car, right? And her little girl keeps talking about “the bad man” and freaks out every time she sees a black car. Why? There were no other cars involved in the accident. And who is this badman? As the days pass, Clara becomes convinced that there is more to the story of her husband’s death, and she won’t rest until she finds what it is. Wow. This is my second Kubica and I am convinced. The woman knows how to spin a story. From the beginning, I was completely hooked. The story switches between the past and the present and between Clara and Nick as narrators. This approach was genius. We get to see both of their perspectives on the events preceding the accident, get a front seat view of what Clara is going through in the days after, and little clues are spread like so many bread crumbs, seeds of doubt followed by seeds of clarity. And the ending is not at all what I expected. Aside from being a brilliant mystery, one of the things I love most about this book is the character development and the exploration of Clara and Nick’s relationship, including some of the pitfalls of marriage, even a happy one. The love between them is palpable throughout, but despite that mutual love and respect, Nick’s eagerness to not worry his wife leads him down a rabbit hole that puts everything he loves at risk. An intriguing reminder of how quickly and unexpectedly the littlest of things can snowball. I will say my singular complaint is that the story ended abruptly. All of this spiraling and then all of a sudden – done. But the story is so smart and so well-written that this small (tiny really) shortcoming didn’t affect my overall reading experience or my rating. All of the Mary Kubica books on my TBR are bumping up the list. Wonder when her next is coming out??? Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to enjoy this book much more than I did since I enjoyed her previous books. But I found the characters to be unlikable for the most part, and that the writing was a bit monotonous. There were also a few things that were not resolved and I found that a bit annoying.
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
When Clara's husband Nick dies in a car accident with his daughter sitting in he kiddie seat, she has to face a life alone. She can't stop thinking that there is something wrong with how the accident played out. And when little Maisie starts talking about a bad man, Clara is sure that was murder and not a simple accident that killed Nick. But when everything is put on the table, Clara has to ask herself: Was it worth the pain and fear? I liked how the story was alternating between Clara (now) and Nick (past). Seeing how painful life had become for Nick and how he tried everything to find a way to turn things around and make everything okay. I had some issues with Clara. She was really annoying and I wanted to shake some sense into her. Her faith in her husband wasn't very strong and every person she met was a possible murder suspect. I thought she was loosing her mind and that she will end up in prison for all the law breaking. Even if there isn't any blood and gory I found the book very entertaining. Throughout the whole book I wasn't sure, what would turn out to be true. There where a lot of possibilities to Nick's death: murder, accident, suicide. And when I found out, it was heartbreaking. And yes, I cried. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really liking the book until I hit the half way point. It was repetitive and the characters became unlikable. I really disliked the ending and thought of a hundred ways it could've been better!! I do not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wow. Love psychological suspense? Mary Kubica doesn't disappoint. EVERY LAST LIE had me spinning and wondering and trying to solve the mystery well into the wee hours of the night. Unputdownable. No spoilers, but I will say that I'll think twice before ever recommending a career in dentistry. Read it.
BookReviewer05 More than 1 year ago
Kubica is at her best with Every Last Lie. A fast paced psychological thriller which places you deep into the psyche of the main characters. With lots of twists and turns, you will be racing through the pages to reach the conclusion (which I thought was perfect).
JennMcLean More than 1 year ago
"Every Last Lie" is the latest book by Mary Kubica. It will be released on June 27,2017. I have previously devoured and loved "The Good Girl" and also "Don't You Cry" so I had high hopes for "Every Last Lie". I must admit, I was somewhat let down. Unfortunately even though it was eminently readable and the characters were well written, fleshed out and even likable, I just didn't get stuck in like I did with Kubica's previous books. The mystery had a great premise, here's a synopsis. Just days after giving birth to their second child, Clara Solberg's husband Nick is killed in a car crash. Although the police insist it was an accident, Clara is becoming convinced that something bad happened on that fateful day. For one thing, her four year old daughter is rabidly afraid of something, she is having night terrors, screams "The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us." and is terrified of black cars. As Clara endeavors to continue functioning, her world falls apart around her. Everything is made worse when she discovers secrets Nick kept and these discoveries fuel Clara's racing mind. Her obsession with the crash will either bring her to the truth or destroy her. As you can read, the beginning of the book is both heart stopping and achingly real. What happens if you discover that your husband wasn't who you thought he was and how do you get over blaming him for his own death. Or did someone else end him? The immediate problem presented itself in overly written scenes. I didn't need every single paranoid thought that Clara thinks to be on the page. I thought the book could have used some editing as I did finally get tired of the angst with which Clara faced the world. The second problem I found was that I second guessed the actions of Clara. Too many times I thought "do this" or "go here" or "do something about how you FEEL". I found myself rolling my eyes at Clara's actions one to many times. Kubica truly captured how absolutely frustrated and bone tired Clara must have felt dealing with a young obstinate child and a new born all on her own, but that excellent writing did not cover the parts where I thought Clara was overtly and annoyingly wimpy and indecisive. It just became too much and it overwhelmed the enjoyment of the story. I wanted to like "Every Last Lie" but in the end it only reached a three out of 5 stars. I will keep reading Mary Kubica books in the future as her previous ones were hits.