One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his name is Chris Brennan. He s applying for a job as a teacher and varsity baseball coach at the local high school, and he looks perfect, on paper. But his name is an alias, his resume is false, and everything about him is a lie. And he has a secret plan - for which he needs a pawn on the baseball team.

Susan Sematov loves her younger son Raz, the quirky and free-spirited pitcher of the team. But Raz s adored father died only a few months ago, and the family is grief-stricken. Secretly, Raz is looking to fill the Daddy-shaped hole in his heart.

Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who s dedicated to her only son Justin, the quiet rookie on the team. But Justin s shy and reserved nature renders him vulnerable to attention, including that of a new father-figure.

Mindy Kostis is the wife of a busy surgeon and the queen bee of the baseball boosters, where her super-popular son Evan is the star catcher. But she doesn t realize that Evan s sense of entitlement is becoming a full-blown case of affluenza, and after he gets his new BMW, it s impossible to know where he s going or whom he s spending time with.

The lives of these families revolve around the baseball team and Chris Brennan. What does he really want? How far will he go to get it? Who among them will survive the lethal jeopardy threatening them, from the shadows?

Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep readers riveted to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won t soon forget.

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Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410498144
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Scott
Characteristics: large print.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Gulkh
Sep 15, 2018

I skimmed over this book. It's all over the place, I found the writing to be juvenile. The story didnt draw me in, it felt immature and just thrown together. The book ends on an unrealistic note. A total snoozefest.

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weezie1
Sep 10, 2018

This book is a must read. Read April 2017.

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Zoelexi777
Jun 19, 2018

This book seems to be getting mixed reviews. I must say I had a difficult time with the first part but after that I was really hooked. The ending was a bit unrealistic but it worked. I enjoyed the book so if you like Lisa Scottoline, I would give it a chance.

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htliang
Mar 26, 2018

There are three sections to this fast-paced thriller. I had a difficult time with the first section. It was interesting but I was getting frustrated because I didn't know where the story was heading.
The second section completely changed that for me, and I was hooked right through to the great ending. Lisa Scottoline did a fabulous job portraying the mothers and sons involved. The main character, Chris Brennan, was a bit over the top but otherwise a fantastic book.

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teemsum
Nov 06, 2017

It starts with the main character sounding like a bad guy & I'm wondering how he's going to get caught.
But then, he turns out to be a good guy.
What happened in the middle ?
The storyline doesn't jive.

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bridgetmf
Oct 01, 2017

Thought Part 1 was intriguing, but by the ending I was disappointed by the far fetched implausibility of how the book ended.

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kdangle
Sep 22, 2017

This was a quick read, but I wouldn't spend my time on it if I could have a "do over."
It was truly written for those that have mastered suspension of disbelief when reading.

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Cn1234
Aug 31, 2017

Do NOT waste your time on this book. I couldn't even finish it.... One of the worst books I have ever read.....

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McAnnieG
Aug 28, 2017

Part One: We meet Chris Brennan, Central Valley HS's newest Government Studies teacher and varsity baseball assistant coach. Except his real name is Curt Abbott and he's interested in which of his students can be turned into a terrorist bomber. (Excellent)
Part Two: We learn who Curt Abbott really is and how he's manipulating CVHS staff and the parents of the boys he has targeted and why. (Interesting)
Part Three: As the bombing countdown has begun, just how far will Chris/Curt go when up against all the alphabet agencies and his own bosses. (Thrilling until the end......then.....not)

If you like True Lies (movie) and Happy Ever After stories then this would bring a better rating. I found the ending so 'off' that I still can't figure out what Ms Scottoline was thinking!

Nail biter until the end.

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zoethedog
Aug 08, 2017

One of the worst books I have ever read. Totally far fetched plots and poorly written with excessive descriptions.

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