Three Perfect Liars
***YOUR NEXT READING OBSESSION*** The breathtaking new thriller from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER____________________________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.

Three Perfect Liars Details

TitleThree Perfect Liars
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 18th, 2020
PublisherCentury
ISBN-139781529124231
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Three Perfect Liars Review

  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThree Perfect Liars is a thriller about three women intent on getting revenge. Janie, Lauren, and Mia are all tied together through a fancy advertising firm. All have struggles and secret agendas. But who will win in the end? POV’s switch between the three women (i.e. the “three perfect liars”:Lauren, returning to work after maternity leave, is struggling to find her place now that her role has been usurped by the woman who was supposed to be her temporary replacement. Jealous, obsessi 3.5 starsThree Perfect Liars is a thriller about three women intent on getting revenge. Janie, Lauren, and Mia are all tied together through a fancy advertising firm. All have struggles and secret agendas. But who will win in the end? POV’s switch between the three women (i.e. the “three perfect liars”:Lauren, returning to work after maternity leave, is struggling to find her place now that her role has been usurped by the woman who was supposed to be her temporary replacement. Jealous, obsessive, and at the same time grappling with leaving her newborn, she is about to implode.Mia, Lauren’s replacement, has been keeping some big secrets. Is she at the firm for the right reasons or is she there to steal another woman’s job?Janie, married to Harry who is head of the firm, was a former prosecutor and is now trying to embrace being a stay at home mother. Angry at her husband for past misdeeds and convinced he is having an affair with Lauren, she is ready to end her marriage, but at what cost?These three women are supposed to be “three perfect liars,” but they suck at lying, and it’s easy to read between the lines and figure out their agendas.The story begins with the fancy advertising firm being set on fire. The narrative goes back to eight weeks before the fire, and the events slowly unfold. Honestly, while this is a very readable and a page-turner, all could have been resolved in a lengthy paragraph or a page. I found the ending and reveal of the arsonist anticlimactic. I really liked these characters and wanted more layers and nuance for their stories. So while this was a riveting page-turner, the last 10% was a disappointment, but I would still recommend it for an entertaining read.I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    Look at the smoke!! You cannot stop coughing, right? Somewhere is burning. Oh no! Morris& Wood’s building which was only built five years ago is on fire! Could it be arson? Or could the old time protestors who were against the modern complex from the beginning be responsible of the fire?Three women stood at the quay: Eminem’s “I love the way you lie”song plays in my head : just gonna stand there and watch me burn”, mixing with “Disco Inferno” lyrics: “Burn baby” and of course but three women are Look at the smoke!! You cannot stop coughing, right? Somewhere is burning. Oh no! Morris& Wood’s building which was only built five years ago is on fire! Could it be arson? Or could the old time protestors who were against the modern complex from the beginning be responsible of the fire?Three women stood at the quay: Eminem’s “I love the way you lie”song plays in my head : just gonna stand there and watch me burn”, mixing with “Disco Inferno” lyrics: “Burn baby” and of course but three women are already singing: “We didn’t start the fire”Three women: one of them is CEO Harry Wood’s wife Janine who resigned from her rising courtroom career because of her husband and now they’re drifting apart after all sacrifices she made. She is not happy and for her daughters’ sake, she’s trapped in her marriage.Laura, one of the ambitious, rising star of the company, returning back to her office after her maternal leave and she finds out her precious Coopers’ account she’s worked for years were taken over by Mia: the same girl who was her replacement but it seems like Laura has been replaced by her. She knows she is not the person who she’s and she’s after her job even though her sweet pie, lovely husband Nate thinks she’s overreacting AGAIN! Yes, at the past she had another tantrum with a woman colleague that started shit storm and which ended not to so good for her mental condition. And Laura might be angry to Harry who ignored her hard work and sacrifices she’s made for the company by replacing her with younger and inexperienced version of her. And Mia, has her own secret agenda, she takes care of her sister and mother, she’s friendly, social, most of the people love her at the office which makes Laura more agitated and jealous. Is she a sweetheart as like people think about her or is Laura right about to be suspicious? Why she’s so keen to keep her job and stay connected to Wood family?Three of them are lying about the fire. They might be protecting someone or some big secrets can change all of their lives? Who has died at the fire? Who is responsible? This is quite emotional, thought provoking , thriller and women’s fiction. Especially Mia was my favorite from the beginning. I also empathize with Laura and her reactions about her replacement because her work is the only way to express herself like Janine who got jealous after finding out her best friend’s returning to her job.But Laura’s obsession about getting back her position and exaggerating ambition irritated me as her sweetheart husband did everything to support her. And her lack of interest with her baby’s condition and selfishness also pissed me off.Janine was neutral character for me. I could her Switzerland character: I didn’t like her or hate her! The pacing was great. The story telling technique by presenting us police interviews and three women’s POVs brilliantly hooks your interest and you cannot stop reading to learn more about the secrets of these women. Overall: I loved the powerful conclusion of the story. I loved the author’s approach to the sensitive subjects such as abuse, rape, inequality in work space.So I’m giving four fiery, volatile, burning stars! This is fast, intriguing, captivating, exciting reading for me! Special thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sharing this riveting ARC with me in exchange my honest opinions.
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  • Ceecee
    January 1, 1970
    Five years ago Harry Wood built a modern office building overlooking Lymington Quay which causes considerable controversy with protesters describing it as an eyesore. In the present day a fire is raging in the building. Is anyone trapped inside? What causes the fire? Is it arson? If so, who is responsible? The police spotlight falls on three women who have issues with each other. The first is Janie Wood, wife of Harry, a formerly successful defence barrister in London. The second is Laura Dennin Five years ago Harry Wood built a modern office building overlooking Lymington Quay which causes considerable controversy with protesters describing it as an eyesore. In the present day a fire is raging in the building. Is anyone trapped inside? What causes the fire? Is it arson? If so, who is responsible? The police spotlight falls on three women who have issues with each other. The first is Janie Wood, wife of Harry, a formerly successful defence barrister in London. The second is Laura Denning who works for Harry’s advertising and marketing firm, recently returned from maternity leave to find a cuckoo at her desk - the third suspect Mia Anderson who has turned her temporary job into a permanent one to Laura’s fury. The story is told from the perspective of these three interspersed with interviews by DC Emily Marlow and the staff of Morris and Wood. One of the things I find most interesting is how the author explores Laura’s perspective and the unfairness of her position. Laura is understandably furious at her usurper but her problems are also those of many working parents - how to balance a career with being a good mother. Janie resents Harry for a number of reasons which is also partly to do with career and she also carries guilt from a defence case which turns out to be pivotal to this story. Mia has a multitude of issues and you don’t find out what she’s up to until nearly the end of the book. Harry is probably the worst CEO imaginable as he bends to the wind and ends up pleasing no one. The Lymington area is lovely and makes an excellent backdrop to this story. There are many positives about this book and I did enjoy it, however, it flits backwards and forwards in time randomly which interrupts flow. The story builds to a staff party at Harry’s house three days before the fire and I think the events there are a bit of a letdown as I expected something more explosive and I think the end is a bit underwhelming too. That being said, despite my reservations it is a good read with interesting characters and some thought provoking issues. Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin for the ARC.
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    It took only 7 minutes for the first fire engines to arrive at the Morris and Wood Offices, but watching from the Quay, across the river, even SHE could see that it was TOO LATE. The entire building that housed the advertising agency was gone.REVENGE and ANGER had blinded her, but she never meant for anyone to get hurt...for anyone to have to be removed by stretcher...An ARSON investigation, told through interviews led by Detective Emily Marlow, interspersed with the story of the weeks leading u It took only 7 minutes for the first fire engines to arrive at the Morris and Wood Offices, but watching from the Quay, across the river, even SHE could see that it was TOO LATE. The entire building that housed the advertising agency was gone.REVENGE and ANGER had blinded her, but she never meant for anyone to get hurt...for anyone to have to be removed by stretcher...An ARSON investigation, told through interviews led by Detective Emily Marlow, interspersed with the story of the weeks leading up to the fire, made this a FAST paced read. Three Women-all possible suspects.Laura, has just returned from maternity leave, and has apparently lost her main client..she isn’t happy and is determined to win her job back, but what will her plan cost her? Mia, who was supposed to be just a TEMP, covering the maternity leave. What lengths would she go to to keep this position? Janie, wife to the powerful CEO of Morris and Wood. How badly does she resent her husband Harry, for making her give up her successful career to move to the South Coast, from London, to build these offices.I had not read the author’s debut, “Her One Mistake” but after receiving a digital ARC of this title from Gallery, through Edelweiss, I will need to rectify that soon! This suspense novel, is another written in the style where the characters stories will be woven together by the end, in ways you cannot imagine when the book begins. I started this today, and was so captivated by the story, that before I knew it, I had finished the book! Did I guess the Arsonist? NOPE! If you are a US reader, you can find out who SHE is on June 9, 2020! Pre-order now!
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  • Bridgett
    January 1, 1970
    Following the burning down of an advertising agency in Britain's southern coast, one which resulted in a individual leaving the building in a body bag, the police have a surplus of suspects.Laura: Just back to work after a six-month maternity leave, Laura is dumbfounded, and deservedly ticked off, that her main account has been reassigned to the woman temporarily covering her job. As if leaving her newborn baby to work long, grueling hours isn't enough, Laura also finds herself feeling pushed as Following the burning down of an advertising agency in Britain's southern coast, one which resulted in a individual leaving the building in a body bag, the police have a surplus of suspects.Laura: Just back to work after a six-month maternity leave, Laura is dumbfounded, and deservedly ticked off, that her main account has been reassigned to the woman temporarily covering her job. As if leaving her newborn baby to work long, grueling hours isn't enough, Laura also finds herself feeling pushed aside and out of place in her once happy work environment. She vows to get to the bottom of her boss's very controversial decision.Mia: Ulterior motives abound with this gal. After blatantly lying during her interview to temporarily gain access to Laura's desk during her maternity leave, Mia has a crazy, hidden agenda. Janie: The wife of Laura and Mia's boss, Harry, Janie, a former defense barrister, has many secrets of her own...and a lot to feel guilty about. Three women. Endless secrets. Much deserved revenge.Told from alternating perspectives, including those of the three women, the story also depicts the police interviews with various employees following the devastating fire. The characters were very well fleshed out, and the misdirection was brilliantly written, yet something about this story didn't come together for me. It wasn't a story I was excited to pick up and read, although I was intrigued about the identity of the arsonist. I had a vague idea of how the story might go, and I was partially correct, but I was never able to fill in all the blanks. So that's a win. Overall, I'd rank this book as fairly average, but that book cover is freaking fantastic. **Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
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  • Tinichix (nicole)
    January 1, 1970
    What a good book to win! How exciting it is to win a giveaway and then even more exciting to enjoy the book! "Three Perfect Liars" goes on sale June 9th, 2020. This suspense novel is about three women, a fire that destroys a successful local business, and their many lies.I really enjoyed the set up of the book which includes chapters interviewing the characters after the fire destroys the business. The remaining chapters include the lives of the main characters 8 weeks prior to the fire, to pres What a good book to win! How exciting it is to win a giveaway and then even more exciting to enjoy the book! "Three Perfect Liars" goes on sale June 9th, 2020. This suspense novel is about three women, a fire that destroys a successful local business, and their many lies.I really enjoyed the set up of the book which includes chapters interviewing the characters after the fire destroys the business. The remaining chapters include the lives of the main characters 8 weeks prior to the fire, to present. The interview portions made it interesting and feel more intense investigation wise, without being overly technical procedural wise. While three main characters all have reason to be upset with the owner Harry, and his company that is destroyed, this novel keeps you interested and guessing until the end. I enjoyed that it was not predictable. It held my interest the entire time and was a quick easy read and I wanted to know what was going to happen. The characters were multi-dimensional with adequate backstory on each of them so you knew personalities and emotions and motives for any actions for the most part. Given that this is going to be released in June it would make a great vacation read if you aren't into rom-com or chick-lit or want a change of pace. Or even just love the sound of the book! While this does contain suspense and holds your interest it isn’t too technical and is easy to follow along. Huge thanks to Goodreads and Gallery Books of Simon & Schuster, for providing giveaways. Their giveaway has in no way influenced my rating, nor was I under any obligation to review the book after reading it.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    This addictive whodunnit starts with a fire at Morris and Wood, an office block built by Harry Wood overlooking Lymington Quay. Is it arson and who is responsible for this terrible crime? Does it have anything to do with the protesters who did not want this modern office built? The story then goes back two months before the fire, where we meet three women who may have motive for starting the fire. First we have Harry’s wife Janine who used to be a successful Defence Lawyer in London but moved to This addictive whodunnit starts with a fire at Morris and Wood, an office block built by Harry Wood overlooking Lymington Quay. Is it arson and who is responsible for this terrible crime? Does it have anything to do with the protesters who did not want this modern office built? The story then goes back two months before the fire, where we meet three women who may have motive for starting the fire. First we have Harry’s wife Janine who used to be a successful Defence Lawyer in London but moved to get away from something or someone!!! Laura is returning to work after her maternity leave, she works for Harry in the marketing team. She is feeling guilty about going back to work which is not helped by the fact that Mia who was only supposed to be covering her maternity leave has now been given a permanent position and seems very popular with the rest of the staff, leaving Laura like a spare part!!Mia has her own reason for wanting to stay working for Harry Wood. She appears to be something of a gossip and likes to stir things up. The story is told from the perspective of the three women including interviews with the police and other members of staff working in the office.I was hooked by this book and changed my mind several times over who started the fire. The three women have their own secrets to hide and I thought the slow reveal kept the suspense going. This will keep you turning the pages late into the night.Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review.
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  • Michael David
    January 1, 1970
    I had a strong feeling that this novel would be “lit”, and I’m thrilled to see I was right! (Terrible dad joke...my dog/son 🐕 would roll his eyes if he understood!)After a well known ad agency goes up in flames, an arson investigation has been opened. The culprit never intended for anyone to still be in the building. The story is told from three points of view. Laura, who has just returned from maternity leave, is excited to get back to her successful career at the agency. Mia took a temp role t I had a strong feeling that this novel would be “lit”, and I’m thrilled to see I was right! (Terrible dad joke...my dog/son 🐕 would roll his eyes if he understood!)After a well known ad agency goes up in flames, an arson investigation has been opened. The culprit never intended for anyone to still be in the building. The story is told from three points of view. Laura, who has just returned from maternity leave, is excited to get back to her successful career at the agency. Mia took a temp role to cover Laura’s maternity leave. Much to Laura’s chagrin, Mia isn’t going anywhere. She’s been made a permanent member of the team...and has her own reasons for her career drive. Janie is the wife of the CEO of the ad agency. She doesn’t feel love for her husband anymore, but doesn’t know how to let him in on her feelings. She also left a successful barrister career behind to raise their children. All of their stories leading up to the fire will intertwine as we also read the investigative interviews in the aftermath of the fire. I have to say I was hooked on this book, and found it unputdownable. I had no idea how the POVs would all come together, and definitely never figured out who the arsonist was (rest assured, it’s not just a random character who pops up out of nowhere). It’s brilliantly plotted with chapters that all but force you to keep moving onto the next one. Thank you to Gallery Books, author Heidi Perks, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    And what liars they are!Meet Laura, Mia and JanieAll 3 have a mission, all 3 are strong determined women all 3 are linked but they just don’t realise it...yet Laura returns to work after maternity leave, she expects to see Mia, her temp cover, if not already,gone, soon to be leaving......what she doesn’t expect to see is Mia sitting at her desk and now ‘part of the furniture’ and taken over her lead accountJanie, well Janie is married to Laura and Mia’s boss and has a big burden of a secret in h And what liars they are!Meet Laura, Mia and JanieAll 3 have a mission, all 3 are strong determined women all 3 are linked but they just don’t realise it...yet Laura returns to work after maternity leave, she expects to see Mia, her temp cover, if not already,gone, soon to be leaving......what she doesn’t expect to see is Mia sitting at her desk and now ‘part of the furniture’ and taken over her lead accountJanie, well Janie is married to Laura and Mia’s boss and has a big burden of a secret in her life that she intends to keep hidden All 3 dislike each other, at various degrees and for different reasons ( that become apparent ) and so when the office building is burnt down one evening and a body pulled out of the wreckage and all 3 were in the vicinity its game on to find out who these 3 really are and who, if any of them, did this and whyTold in narration by all 3 leading up to the fire and then after the fire plus police interviews of all 3 the book draws you in to its secrets and keeps you there as you are entangled further and further into each of their lives Its a really good, clever read, it could be complicated but the way the author writes means it isn’t and each stage is explained well so you know exactly where you are with each of the 3 I liked 2 of the 3 and loathed 1 but will let you see why and then can bet, like me, you will change your mind as the story comes to its conclusionA fairly long book at nearly 500 pages but I didn’t lose interest on any 1 page and can only recommend this as a ‘cracking read’ that I loved 10/105 Stars
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  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    This was a gripping, well-written story focusing on three women with secrets, insecurities, and hostilities. The story of psychological suspense centered on three professional troubled women. I thought the characters were well developed and believable, but they were not particularly likeable. Their home lives were unstable. As the story progressed, and you came to understand them better through their relationships with their families, their secrets, their motivations. The tension was palpable th This was a gripping, well-written story focusing on three women with secrets, insecurities, and hostilities. The story of psychological suspense centered on three professional troubled women. I thought the characters were well developed and believable, but they were not particularly likeable. Their home lives were unstable. As the story progressed, and you came to understand them better through their relationships with their families, their secrets, their motivations. The tension was palpable throughout this enjoyable novel. The plot moved at a slow pace. There has been a devastating fire at an advertising agency run by CEO Harry Wood. Was the fire set by someone wanting vengeance. What was their motive? The chapters alternate between the days leading up to and following the fire which destroyed the workplace, and police interviews of people who worked for the agency. The police most suspect one of three women connected with the business may have committed arson. For most of the story there is a simmering tension amongst these women. Laura has just returned from maternity leave. She held a prestigious directorship within the firm. She is portrayed as a driven, hard worker, all business with the staff. They regard her as highly competent, but distant and unfriendly. Mia was hired by her as a temporary replacement for the six months Laura was on leave. Now she finds Mia has taken over her role working with an important client and has no intention of leaving. Mia has developed friends within the office, and is popular with all. Janie, Harry’s wife, worked as a successful defence attorney, but is now an unhappy wife and stay at home mother. When Laura confronts her boss, Harry, demanding that her work be returned to her, he refuses. It seems Mia has become indispensable. This is particularly disturbing to Laura, as she thought of Harry as a friend. She is suspicious that Mia has a hidden agenda and secrets which she intends to expose. Harry tells Laura that he needs her for an upcoming project but she wants to take up the work she was doing at the time she went on leave,is angry and wants Mia gone. Janie has reason to be unhappy with Harry, and has her own reasons for watching the trouble and strife developing at the workplace. Can these women ever reconcile their differences? Who do the police finally charge with the crime? I was entertained by this compelling story and was surprised by the unexpected twists revealing secret motives and hidden agendas. Many thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for this ARC in return for an honest review.
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  • Louise Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4The three women in this story all share a connection toma successful advertising agency with extravagant offices. The local residents had tried to stop the building being built. Now, there has been a fire in the building. Laura has just returned from maternity leave to find that her replacement is still working there. Mia had been Laura's maternity cover. She's made herself too valuable to be let go off. Then there's Janie. She's the wife of the company's CEO, Harry.Then 3.5 stars rounded up to 4The three women in this story all share a connection toma successful advertising agency with extravagant offices. The local residents had tried to stop the building being built. Now, there has been a fire in the building. Laura has just returned from maternity leave to find that her replacement is still working there. Mia had been Laura's maternity cover. She's made herself too valuable to be let go off. Then there's Janie. She's the wife of the company's CEO, Harry.Thenstory is told from the three women perspectives. The story is told before and after the fire. But whomsdt the fire? Theres a few twists and turns. Of course, thenwomen are all hiding something, the title hints at that. Thenchaoters after the fire are the police interviews. I found this book to be quite addictive at first but the ending, for me let the book down a little.
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  • Pauline
    January 1, 1970
    A fire has burnt down an office building and the police are looking at three different suspects.Laura who has just came back to work after maternity leave and is extremely unhappy that her temporary replacement is still working there.Mia who is happy to take over Laura’s job and obviously has an ulterior motive.Jamie the wife of the company’s director who is unhappy about the time her husband spends at the office.A slow moving story told by numerous narrators and in different timescales.Thank yo A fire has burnt down an office building and the police are looking at three different suspects.Laura who has just came back to work after maternity leave and is extremely unhappy that her temporary replacement is still working there.Mia who is happy to take over Laura’s job and obviously has an ulterior motive.Jamie the wife of the company’s director who is unhappy about the time her husband spends at the office.A slow moving story told by numerous narrators and in different timescales.Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Zoe
    January 1, 1970
    Ominous, slow-burning, and secretive!Three Perfect Liars is a compelling, malicious, character-driven thriller that takes you into the lives of three main characters. Janie, a big-city defence attorney, turned stay-at-home mom; Mia, a temporary employee with a hidden agenda; and Laura, a new mom returning to work where her replacement seems to be bound and determined to steal her job.The writing is tight and tense. The characters are consumed, secretive, and troubled. And the plot told using a m Ominous, slow-burning, and secretive!Three Perfect Liars is a compelling, malicious, character-driven thriller that takes you into the lives of three main characters. Janie, a big-city defence attorney, turned stay-at-home mom; Mia, a temporary employee with a hidden agenda; and Laura, a new mom returning to work where her replacement seems to be bound and determined to steal her job.The writing is tight and tense. The characters are consumed, secretive, and troubled. And the plot told using a mixture of narrative, police interviews, and alternating timelines, before-and-after the fire is a suspenseful tale full of well-timed twists, unforeseen surprises, deception, insecurities, lies, obsession, manipulation, violence, arson, and murder.Overall, Three Perfect Liars is an addictive, clever, tortuous tale by Perks that highlights the complex relationships that exist within a company and reminds us that revenge often has no limits.Thank you to Penguin Random House UK – Arrow Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    Talk about a dark horse coming out of nowhere and taking the prize! Three Perfect Liars is a great whodunnit! The book starts with an office fire, and a body bag being carried out of the building. You quickly learn that three women are first in line for questioning - new mom Laura, who has just returned from a six-month maternity leave and, certain that her replacement is trying to force her out, will seemingly go to any length to keep her position; Mia, the "temporary replacement" Laura hired b Talk about a dark horse coming out of nowhere and taking the prize! Three Perfect Liars is a great whodunnit! The book starts with an office fire, and a body bag being carried out of the building. You quickly learn that three women are first in line for questioning - new mom Laura, who has just returned from a six-month maternity leave and, certain that her replacement is trying to force her out, will seemingly go to any length to keep her position; Mia, the "temporary replacement" Laura hired before going out on maternity leave, who is now adored by everyone in the company and has also taken over Laura's biggest account, but who has ulterior motives and a few too many secrets; and Janie, the boss's wife, who doesn't trust her husband or the women in his company and seems hell bent on revenge - but on whom is tricky. I was a big fan of Perks's writing style. The plot is told using a mixture of narratives from the three women, transcripts of police interviews, and an alternating timeline of before and after the fire. There are well-orchestrated twists, interspersed with insecurities, obsession, lies, and good ole manipulation, which ultimately lead to murder. The characters are complex, in that they are all secretive, driven, and extremely troubled. In my mind musings, I had a good idea of how things might play out, and while I was somewhat correct, the ending still greatly satisfied me. Overall, this book is an addictive, clever tale that does a bang-up job of highlighting the tumultuous relationships that can exist within a company - we women can be such cats! 4 don't-mess-with-a-woman-hellbent-on-revenge stars!
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  • Hanlie
    January 1, 1970
    A really good mystery! In short, its a story about 3 very different women, all with something to hide, and a building burned down to the ground. The choices we make in life is an important theme in the book. How will they impact our lives and what will the consequences be? These choices do not only impact us but also the people around us. "Revenge and anger had blinded her, and now she might very well lose the two most important people in her life."There's a really good twist at the end that I d A really good mystery! In short, its a story about 3 very different women, all with something to hide, and a building burned down to the ground. The choices we make in life is an important theme in the book. How will they impact our lives and what will the consequences be? These choices do not only impact us but also the people around us. "Revenge and anger had blinded her, and now she might very well lose the two most important people in her life."There's a really good twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The end was maybe a bit drawn out but overall it was a very good read. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion
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  • Alayne Emmett
    January 1, 1970
    Oh wow this was a very good book, it was so twisty and I couldn’t tell who had done what and why until the end. I read this very quickly because I just couldn’t put it down, every spare minute I was picking it up to read more. Some of the characters I couldn’t take too but, on the whole it was an exciting read.My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/ 5 starsThree Perfect Liars is a suspense/thriller set in the UK.The book has 3 female narrators: Laura, Mia and Janie (all 3rd person POVs).Laura is a new mom returning to an advertising company after her maternity leave. Mia is the woman who was supposed to be replacing her temporarily. And Janie is their boss Harry's wife.All of the women are keeping secrets. And all of them are liars.The story is set around a fire. So we start out with the fire. Then the story goes back 8 weeks before th 3.5/ 5 starsThree Perfect Liars is a suspense/thriller set in the UK.The book has 3 female narrators: Laura, Mia and Janie (all 3rd person POVs).Laura is a new mom returning to an advertising company after her maternity leave. Mia is the woman who was supposed to be replacing her temporarily. And Janie is their boss Harry's wife.All of the women are keeping secrets. And all of them are liars.The story is set around a fire. So we start out with the fire. Then the story goes back 8 weeks before the fire. And it gradually moves forward till we reach the fire again. There are also police interviews with the women and various employees of the building that was on fire.The beginning did not really excite me. Usually I can tell if I am going to like a book right from the start. But in the case of this book I didn't love the beginning. But it got better for me.It was interesting to try to figure out who might have set the fire. And also to figure out who might be a victim.It was also quite intriguing to see how each woman came across in the chapters that they were narrating vs the other chapters.Mia specifically had a lot of secrets. I was very curious to see what had happened to her in the past. And I was very interested to see how the book would end.There was a party towards the end of the book that I found very fascinating. So I was glad that the author decided to show us this part of the story firsthand.The end was somewhat satisfying. And overall it was an enjoyable mystery.Thanks to netgalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for allowing me to read this book.
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  • Jennifer Welsh
    January 1, 1970
    A well composed, fast read dealing with the struggles and sacrifices women face to make a place for themselves. With a little mystery sprinkled in to keep you guessing, this page-turner is not for you if you’re looking for a deep dig, or gorgeous prose.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I look forward to a new book by Heidi Perks and when I saw Three perfect Liars on NetGalley I had to request it.The story begins with a fire at the Morris & Wood company office building, A glass fronted state of the art building, when being built there was a lot of controversy. When a body is found the police are called to talk to three women for questioning. The story is set in two times lines. 5 weeks before the fire and then after. The first one Laura has just come back from maternity leave a I look forward to a new book by Heidi Perks and when I saw Three perfect Liars on NetGalley I had to request it.The story begins with a fire at the Morris & Wood company office building, A glass fronted state of the art building, when being built there was a lot of controversy. When a body is found the police are called to talk to three women for questioning. The story is set in two times lines. 5 weeks before the fire and then after. The first one Laura has just come back from maternity leave and thinks she can just slip into her job where she left off. But the temp she hired until her return is still there and not leaving. Working on the account that she has prepared for. Mia is the temp that they hired. She is very popular with her colleagues and she isn’t leaving, and she has a secret that she is hiding.Janie is the wife of the CEO Harry Wood. She supports her husband entirely even given up her job as a deference lawyer.The story goes back and forth to each woman telling their story while they are being interviewed by the police. As the story progresses, the suspense grows, what have these women got against each other and what are they hiding? This is an addictive thriller with lots of twists and turns but, was disappointed with the ending. 4 stars from me.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    The story fluctuates between the police enquires after the fire and the months, weeks and days that lead up to the action. This is done seamlessly and doesn’t detract from the storyline. The three main characters of Laura, Mia and Jane, all very different but all have their problems. I don’t want to give anything away but suffice to say their stories gradually unfold as some of their secrets are revealed. I must say I hadn’t worked out who was responsible as there were a number of possibilities. The story fluctuates between the police enquires after the fire and the months, weeks and days that lead up to the action. This is done seamlessly and doesn’t detract from the storyline. The three main characters of Laura, Mia and Jane, all very different but all have their problems. I don’t want to give anything away but suffice to say their stories gradually unfold as some of their secrets are revealed. I must say I hadn’t worked out who was responsible as there were a number of possibilities. This was a real page turner and will keep you guessing until the end. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    This psychological thriller is completely unputdownable and that's quite an achievement as I am finding it hard to commit to any book right now, but this book was just what I needed. Interesting and sympathetic characters (interesting theme of a mother going back to work after maternity leave) and a pacey narrative as we move between them during the days and few weeks leading up to a devastating fire. I really enjoyed reading it and was very sorry to finish it! Review to follow shortly on For Wi This psychological thriller is completely unputdownable and that's quite an achievement as I am finding it hard to commit to any book right now, but this book was just what I needed. Interesting and sympathetic characters (interesting theme of a mother going back to work after maternity leave) and a pacey narrative as we move between them during the days and few weeks leading up to a devastating fire. I really enjoyed reading it and was very sorry to finish it! Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
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  • RoseMary Achey
    January 1, 1970
    I was hooked from the first chapter! There has been a terrible workplace fire-three women all with strong motives could be the responsible party. The writing is so good-this is a page turner. Available June 9th, 2020.
  • Ludwig Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Three Perfect Liars is a fun blend between office drama and psychological suspense while featuring a refreshing cast of female characters.The offices of Morris and Woods have burned down. Our three protagonists, of course, are the main suspects, and so we follow their point of views throughout the story. Who among these women had motive to set the fire?Meanwhile, the book works on unraveling the mystery behind the situation regarding Laura's boss' sudden decision to permanently replace her upon Three Perfect Liars is a fun blend between office drama and psychological suspense while featuring a refreshing cast of female characters.The offices of Morris and Woods have burned down. Our three protagonists, of course, are the main suspects, and so we follow their point of views throughout the story. Who among these women had motive to set the fire?Meanwhile, the book works on unraveling the mystery behind the situation regarding Laura's boss' sudden decision to permanently replace her upon her return from her maternity leave . Gossip, friendships and family drama are the main focus of this book, and you might be disappointed if you're expecting a big reveal (as I myself thought the ending had somewhat of a weak pulse). However, I did enjoy learning about these women and how their secrets kept me guessing who among them started the fire.
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  • Tonya
    January 1, 1970
    Three Perfect Liars is a psychological suspense novel that really held my attention. I found the characters to be complex and realistic, with secrets and goals...motivations and conflicts that are easy to relate to. The book starts off with a woman watching a building burn, and later we find out is the ad agency owned by Harry Wood- boss, mentor, husband and father.So right away I start looking for clues within the interviews with the detective and the changing narratives. So many questions, mos Three Perfect Liars is a psychological suspense novel that really held my attention. I found the characters to be complex and realistic, with secrets and goals...motivations and conflicts that are easy to relate to. The book starts off with a woman watching a building burn, and later we find out is the ad agency owned by Harry Wood- boss, mentor, husband and father.So right away I start looking for clues within the interviews with the detective and the changing narratives. So many questions, most of which I can say are honestly answered by the end of the book, and so many clues! Mia- what is her secret and why is she really working at the Ad Agency? Laura- how can she balance home with her career and what sacrifices will she need to make? Janie- yeah what is her secret and why so negative about Harry? Who is Miles and what has he done? Who started this fire???What I really like about Three Perfect Liars is the women- the three main characters that really tie in to each other in different ways and how one huge fire sets them free in so many different ways. I felt like I got to know them and their strengths inspire me and their weaknesses were things I could relate to (but also made me cringe a little.) Laura is the one I related to the most- the balance of work and home is so hard, even today on women where we feel so much pressure.Thank you to NetGalley, author Heidi Perks, and Gallery Books for this temporary, digital advance review copy for me to read and enjoy. My review is voluntary and my opinions are my own.
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  • Joanna Park
    January 1, 1970
    This was another fabulous, addictive thriller from this talented author. Based around a work place fire the reader is taken through the events leading up to it from the point of view of three different employees (Janie, Laura & Mia) who all have different reasons to hate the company they work for. Of the three I found Laura’s story the most interesting as I could relate to it a lot more as having someone take my job whilst on maternity leave was one of my biggest fears. All three stories and the This was another fabulous, addictive thriller from this talented author. Based around a work place fire the reader is taken through the events leading up to it from the point of view of three different employees (Janie, Laura & Mia) who all have different reasons to hate the company they work for. Of the three I found Laura’s story the most interesting as I could relate to it a lot more as having someone take my job whilst on maternity leave was one of my biggest fears. All three stories and the investigation into the fire were very interesting though and I found it fascinating to learn more about them all.The pace of the book does start off slow but gets faster as we learn more about what has been going on. The tension in the book also increases until it is very hard to put the book down. There are lots of twists and revelations which meant I kept changing my mind about who was to blame which was very enjoyable.Huge thanks to Rachel Kennedy from Arrow publishing for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like addictive whodunit type books then you’ll love this book.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Lately it has been difficult for suspense novels to impress me. Three Perfect Liars impressed me. I had no idea where this novel was going to go, which is refreshing when it comes to suspense. Most the time it feels that authors recycle ideas and storylines, but this one had me wondering what was really going on right up until the end. Three Perfect Liars is told through three different POV, with police interviews sprinkled throughout. Laura, Mia, and Janie were such strong characters and I Lately it has been difficult for suspense novels to impress me. Three Perfect Liars impressed me. I had no idea where this novel was going to go, which is refreshing when it comes to suspense. Most the time it feels that authors recycle ideas and storylines, but this one had me wondering what was really going on right up until the end. Three Perfect Liars is told through three different POV, with police interviews sprinkled throughout. Laura, Mia, and Janie were such strong characters and I connected with them all in different ways. They were real women and I enjoyed their complexity. I was empathetic to them, which doesn't happen often for me in a suspense novel. The police interviews were so well done. They gave you just enough without spoiling the story. I enjoyed this novel immensely and look forward to reading more by Heidi Perks.I receive this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you to Gallery Books for providing me with my arc in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lisa M
    January 1, 1970
    Told from 3 different viewpoints this was an interesting and quick read. I liked Heidi's writing style and will keep an eye out for more of her work. Just when you think you know what's going to happen, another red herring appears!
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was such a fun read!We're introduced to the mystery immediately--who's burned down the building of the successful advertising agency?--and the story flips between the main perspectives of Laura, Mia, and Jane weeks before the fire happens. To drive the mystery forward, we get snippets of dialogue between chapters, set after the fire as the investigation unfolds and characters are interviewed o An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was such a fun read!We're introduced to the mystery immediately--who's burned down the building of the successful advertising agency?--and the story flips between the main perspectives of Laura, Mia, and Jane weeks before the fire happens. To drive the mystery forward, we get snippets of dialogue between chapters, set after the fire as the investigation unfolds and characters are interviewed on alibis and what they witnessed.I will say this story is less mystery-driven than some thrillers and not as high stakes. A lot of it is relationship-driven, as we see the three women in particular fight and suspect each other of various things. I really liked how Laura, Mia, and Jane all had complicated relationships with each other and their own secrets, which all play a part in the mystery of the fire. I think each of the women's characterization was realistic and complete, particularly Laura's. There's also some great discussion about misogyny and how male-female dynamics play out in professional workplaces. I flew through this, wanting to learn more--about the fire, about the characters--and really enjoyed the messy relationships and secrets.
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  • Joann 'bartunek' prashek
    January 1, 1970
    5 STARS and MORE. I loved how the author wrote the narrative of the witnesses being interviewed. Compelling until the end! I will definitely reading more of Heidi Perks books.
  • Agnieszka
    January 1, 1970
    When Harry Wood's offices burn down, resulting in one dead and one severely injured, the police start an investigation, and as it progresses the circle of suspects narrows down to 3 women.Laura, who recently came back from her maternity leave only to find that Mia, the temp who was supposed to fill in for her during her absence, had been offered a permanent position and had taken Laura's best client.Mia, who clearly has an agenda of her own. And last but not least, Janie, Harry's wife.Each of th When Harry Wood's offices burn down, resulting in one dead and one severely injured, the police start an investigation, and as it progresses the circle of suspects narrows down to 3 women.Laura, who recently came back from her maternity leave only to find that Mia, the temp who was supposed to fill in for her during her absence, had been offered a permanent position and had taken Laura's best client.Mia, who clearly has an agenda of her own. And last but not least, Janie, Harry's wife.Each of them has a motive, but which one would actually act on it?It was a fantastic read that got me hooked from the very beginning.The story, interspersed with police interviews, follows the three women who tell us their intake on the events leading up to the fire.The book might not be fast-paced and full of suspense, but nonetheless it is gripping and intriguing. The tension builds up steadily and keeps you guessing by providing the clues slowly but at the same time urging you to turn the pages to find out who the arsonist was and what motivated them. I've not read anything by Heidi Perks before, but I will definitely be reaching for her other books, and I recommend you do the same.Thank you to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for an opportunity to read this book ahead of its publication day.
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