Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks

From the back cover: “Laura has returned to work at Morris and Wood after her maternity leave, only to discover that the woman she brought in to cover for her isn’t planning on going anywhere. Despite her close relationship with the agency’s powerful CEO, Harry Wood, she feels sidelined—and outmaneuvered—as she struggles to balance the twin demands of work and motherhood.

Mia was only supposed to be a temporary hire at Morris and Wood, but she’s managed to make herself indispensable to everyone. Everyone, that is, except Laura. If people only knew why she was so desperate to keep her job, they might not want her to stay.

Janie gave up everything to support her husband and the successful agency he runs. But she has her own dark secret to protect…and will go to any lengths to keep it safe.”

Heidi Perks’ latest thriller is a slow burn (pun intended) with a great payoff. Parts of the story require suspension of disbelief, but it was interesting to follow how each woman chose to deal with her problems, whether it be domestic strife or office politics. The detective interview transcripts interspersed between chapters also helped to build tension within the story. In many ways, Three Perfect Liars reminds me of Desperate Housewives or Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in its examination of female relationships after a horrific crime ripples through the community.

Full disclosure: I received an advance reading copy of Three Perfect Liars and my review is based on an uncorrected proof. The book will be available in stores on June 9, 2020.

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