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One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie

Lisa Scottoline

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He looks perfect, on paper. But everything about him is a lie.

Chris Brennan has an impeccable resume and his references check out. He is applying for a job as a high-school teacher. He’s ready to step in as assistant baseball coach, too. What could possibly go wrong?

Susan’s son is the star pitcher of his baseball team. But after the recent death of his dad, Susan fears that he is vulnerable to any new father figure—for better or for worse. . . Heather is a struggling single mother who wishes she could attend more of her son’s baseball games—especially since she suspects he’s being led down a dark path by one of his teammates. . .Mindy is a surgeon’s wife who fills her days with benefit luncheons and cocktails. She has no idea that her own husband and son are keeping deadly secrets that could rip their family apart.

At the center of all of these people is Chris Brennan. Why is he pretending to be someone else? What does he want? And how far will he go to get it?


“Scottoline is a virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot.”—The Washington Post

Praise for One Perfect Lie

Praise for Lisa Scottoline:

"In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love — especially that of mothers for their children — with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale." – The Washington Post

"This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wanted is a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed." – The Providence Journal

A suburban crime tale told with Scottoline’s penchant for humor and soul-baring characterization."
– Booklist on Most Wanted

"A page-turner that will satisfy." – Library Journal on Most Wanted

"A Connecticut teacher’s long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her." – Kirkus Reviews on Most Wanted

“Scottoline knows how to keep readers in her grip.” –The New York Times Book Review

"A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot." —The Washington Post

“Scottoline writes with genuine snap, producing smartly structured mystery thrillers.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Scottoline rocks!” –Nora Roberts

“Scottoline i… More…

Praise for Lisa Scottoline:

"In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love — especially that of mothers for their children — with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale." – The Washington Post

"This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wanted is a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed." – The Providence Journal

A suburban crime tale told with Scottoline’s penchant for humor and soul-baring characterization."
– Booklist on Most Wanted

"A page-turner that will satisfy." – Library Journal on Most Wanted

"A Connecticut teacher’s long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her." – Kirkus Reviews on Most Wanted

“Scottoline knows how to keep readers in her grip.” –The New York Times Book Review

"A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot." —The Washington Post

“Scottoline writes with genuine snap, producing smartly structured mystery thrillers.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Scottoline rocks!” –Nora Roberts

“Scottoline is a powerhouse.” –David Baldacci

"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." —Booklist

"Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." —Library Journal

“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan Coben

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Reviews from Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of more than twenty-five novels, including Look Again, Save Me, Come Home, and Don't Go. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the U.S., she has been published in thirty-five countries, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. Lisa also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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