When a body is pulled out of an office fire, three women are first in line for questioning.
All of them have reasons for wanting revenge against the company’s CEO.
It could be Laura, who has returned to work to find that her maternity cover isn’t leaving. The CEO insists he’s doing what’s best for the company. Laura isn’t convinced he’s telling the truth.
Or there’s Mia. Brought in as temporary cover for Laura, she has quickly made herself indispensable – and popular with her colleagues. But if people knew why she was so desperate to keep her job, they might not welcome her so freely.
Then there’s Janie, wife to the CEO, who gave up her courtroom career to support her husband and his business. She has her own secret to protect – and will go to any length to keep it safe.
They never thought it would come to this.
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I received an advance review copy of this book free from netgalley.co.uk and this review is my own opinion.
I struggled with this book. While the blurb promises so much, it just didn’t deliver for me.
The three main characters of Laura, Mia and Janie aren’t likeable in the slightest and the main man Harry isn’t much better. None of the 4 have a redeeming quality among them and for that reason I struggled to care about any of them. Towards the end of the book I didn’t care who burned the damn office down – I just wanted it to be over.
Having said that – the story does raise some interesting points about maternity leave, returning to work and HR complaints in general. I’m sure Laura won’t be the only new mother returning to work to realise the job she gets back isn’t quite the job she left.
The story flips backwards and forwards in time from about a month before the fire to present day. The present day sections are in the form of police transcripts between different characters and the policewoman leading the enquiry, Emily Marlow. I liked this, I really liked it. While none of the characters are likeable you do get a real feel for them through the opinions expressed by other staff members and members of their family in the police interviews.
It’s a tough one, I didn’t enjoy this one but you may be different – I’d love to know if you read it and your opinions!
Three Perfect Liars is published on Thursday 12th March by Random House UK/ Cornerstone Century.
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