So this is my very first review. Hopefully it’s not so terrible that I get kicked out. I read Mary Kubica’s suspense novel Every Last Lie. The novel revolves around a women named Clara who has a 4 year old daughter and a newborn son and who loses her husband in an automobile accident just days after her sons birth.
Even though there is absolutely nothing suspicious about her husband’s death Clara comes to suspect literally EVERYONE of having murdered her husband. She bases this solely on her 4 year old daughters claim that there was a bad man following her father on the day he died. The daughter was in the car but was completely unharmed.
I found this book to be very frustrating. The book bills it’s self as suspenseful but the reader know more than Clara does at every turn. So nothing comes as a surprise. I spent the majority of the book wondering if there was going to be a twist that i didnt see coming. But….nope. i had all the info that Clara did not and there were no surprises. The writing itself was engaging and I wanted the book to be more compelling but it just wasn’t. I will probably read at least one more book by this author just to see if they are all this way.