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From the author of Her One Mistake , hailed as “chilling, captivating” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda, comes a riveting new suspense novel about three ambitious women whose lives are turned upside down in the aftermath of a horrifying fire, which destroys a successful advertising agency and threatens to expose a tangled web of lies. Laura has returned From the author of Her One Mistake , hailed as “chilling, captivating” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda, comes a riveting new suspense novel about three ambitious women whose lives are turned upside down in the aftermath of a horrifying fire, which destroys a successful advertising agency and threatens to expose a tangled web of lies. 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. With signature prose lauded as “breathtaking” and “bone-chilling” by USA TODAY bestselling author Cristina Alger and plenty of shocking twists and turns, Three Perfect Liars is an unputdownable thriller for fans of Watching You and The Couple Next Door.


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From the author of Her One Mistake , hailed as “chilling, captivating” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda, comes a riveting new suspense novel about three ambitious women whose lives are turned upside down in the aftermath of a horrifying fire, which destroys a successful advertising agency and threatens to expose a tangled web of lies. Laura has returned From the author of Her One Mistake , hailed as “chilling, captivating” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda, comes a riveting new suspense novel about three ambitious women whose lives are turned upside down in the aftermath of a horrifying fire, which destroys a successful advertising agency and threatens to expose a tangled web of lies. 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. With signature prose lauded as “breathtaking” and “bone-chilling” by USA TODAY bestselling author Cristina Alger and plenty of shocking twists and turns, Three Perfect Liars is an unputdownable thriller for fans of Watching You and The Couple Next Door.

30 review for Three Perfect Liars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    3.5 stars Three 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 stars Three 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.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    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.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ceecee

    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.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carole

    A novel that begins with an advertising firm burning to the ground soon introduces the reader to three women who are directly associated with the inferno. Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks is a whodunit that aptly satisfies thriller-lovers’ need for surprises and unrelenting suspense. Laura, a wife and mother, returns to the world of advertising after being on maternity leave. Mia, the woman who temporarily filled her position, has taken over her accounts and her office and will not be surrende A novel that begins with an advertising firm burning to the ground soon introduces the reader to three women who are directly associated with the inferno. Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks is a whodunit that aptly satisfies thriller-lovers’ need for surprises and unrelenting suspense. Laura, a wife and mother, returns to the world of advertising after being on maternity leave. Mia, the woman who temporarily filled her position, has taken over her accounts and her office and will not be surrendering them. It seems that she has an ulterior motive in staying with the company and Laura is secretely investigating her past. Janie, the wife of the CEO of the firm, suspects that either woman may be involved with her husband. And this sets the scene for lies and more lies. Each woman has her reasons for lying and the lies will lead to a deadly fire. The author alternates the narrative between the three women and a police detective who is investigating the crimes. All roads will lead to a shocking ending. I thorouhly enjoyed this original mystery. Highly recommended. Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jayme

    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!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michael David

    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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Norma

    Deceptive, mendacious, and captivating! THREE PERFECT LIARS by HEIDI PERKS is available now at your favourite bookstore! Norma’s Stats: Cover: An intriguing, ominous, fiery, and clever cover design in reflection to the storyline. Title: This title immediately intrigued me and definitely enticed me to request to read this one. Three Perfect Liars is a simple but extremely fitting representation to the storyline. Just who is the perfect liar here? Writing/Prose: Well-written, readable, suspenseful, eas Deceptive, mendacious, and captivating! THREE PERFECT LIARS by HEIDI PERKS is available now at your favourite bookstore! Norma’s Stats: Cover: An intriguing, ominous, fiery, and clever cover design in reflection to the storyline. Title: This title immediately intrigued me and definitely enticed me to request to read this one. Three Perfect Liars is a simple but extremely fitting representation to the storyline. Just who is the perfect liar here? Writing/Prose: Well-written, readable, suspenseful, easy to follow, and compelling. Plot: Slow-burning, character-driven, dramatic, engrossing, ominous, entangled, secretive, intertwining, steadily-paced, and entertaining. Ending: The author revealed just enough information which allowed us to experience it as written making it a little bit easy to figure out their secrets and agendas. However, I thoroughly enjoyed each of these women’s perspectives and their secrets definitely kept me guessing and reading to see who among them started the fire. Armchair detective skills: The ending was a little bit anticlimactic although I was a little bit surprised with the big reveal of who the arsonist was though. I did think it worked out really well for the rest of the story and I loved how thought-provoking it was. Overall: This was an absorbing and slow-burning read that intrigued and kept me interested and riveted right to the very end to make it quite the entertaining page-turner. Would recommend it! What I loved: Multiple perspectives, the alternating timelines and the inclusion of the police interviews definitely moved the story forward for me at a nice pace. The author's writing style hooked me right at the very beginning and I loved how the characters’ stories were all cleverly weaved together in the end. What I didn’t love: There wasn’t really anything that I didn’t love but what lost this from being a great read for me was the ending. Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with this beautiful physical copy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bridgett

    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.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    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.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Frank Phillips

    Another great release from Perks that I thoroughly enjoyed! Imagine loving your job in advertising, and putting everything you have into it and then taking a short maternity leave only to come back knowing you have been replaced, by a younger and more likable version of yourself...infuriating! What steps would you take to win back those big accounts your nemesis is now handling, and even more so expose those ulterior motives you just know she has? That is the overall gist of this novel, accumula Another great release from Perks that I thoroughly enjoyed! Imagine loving your job in advertising, and putting everything you have into it and then taking a short maternity leave only to come back knowing you have been replaced, by a younger and more likable version of yourself...infuriating! What steps would you take to win back those big accounts your nemesis is now handling, and even more so expose those ulterior motives you just know she has? That is the overall gist of this novel, accumulating in a tragic and fatal fire of the advertising agency, and I ate it up! Told in three women's perspectives, I thought for the most part our primary protagonist, Laura, was overly emotional and whiny at times, and found myself disliking her often, believing she suffered from post partum and in desperate need of medication. I surprisingly liked our antagonist, Mia, even though I knew she was hiding a sinister secret. Our third major character, Janie, was very likable and I was desperate to find out what was troubling her and how everything would tie together at the conclusion of the story. I think the 'reveal' could have been a tad bit more dramatic or shocking, but was satisfied with the story overall. I myself have a degree in Advertising, and chose not to pursue the career after graduation primarily due to the cutthroat, backstabbing and uber-competitive nature of the industry, which this novel exposed gloriously, IMO. Perks is fantastic at creating realistic and intriguing characters, and I've enjoyed both of her novels immensely, and would recommend this to any fan of dramas and suspense/thrillers. I can't wait for her next release!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    And what liars they are! Meet Laura, Mia and Janie All 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 account Janie, 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 Janie All 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 account Janie, 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 why Told 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 conclusion A 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 10/10 5 Stars

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tinichix (nicole)

    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.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    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.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gary

    Another excellent novel by Heidi Perks who up until last week I had never read but today just starting my fourth book by her. Very good plot, great characters and so well written. A fire breaks out at the offices of advertising agency Morris & Wood. The fire is started on purpose by an unknown person but not everything went to plan because a body is pulled from the flames. The story is told going back and forth in time interspersed with police interviews following the fire. We gradually build up Another excellent novel by Heidi Perks who up until last week I had never read but today just starting my fourth book by her. Very good plot, great characters and so well written. A fire breaks out at the offices of advertising agency Morris & Wood. The fire is started on purpose by an unknown person but not everything went to plan because a body is pulled from the flames. The story is told going back and forth in time interspersed with police interviews following the fire. We gradually build up a picture of each character / suspect and possible motives. One of the women Laura has recently returned back to work following maternity leave only to find that the temp Mia who was taken on to cover is now permanent and taken over the company’s biggest client.  The client was previously Laura's responsibility and she becomes convinced it was always Mia's plan to take over once she was on leave. Mia has her own secret’s and is very guarded about her families existence. She actually looks after her mother and sister and is the sole earner. On the face of it Mia is a nice person and gets on well with the other staff and is well thought of by the management. The third perfect liar is Janie Wood, former barrister and wife of the companies CEO Harry Wood. While Janie is not so prominent in the book she has her own secrets and another potential suspect. This is a cleverly written novel that is a definite page turner and kept me gripped throughout. Lots of twists and full of suspense resulting in another excellent read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Louise Wilson

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 The 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 4 The 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.

  16. 4 out of 5

    JEN A

    I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and Gallery Books in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 18 Aug 2020 What an interesting thriller this turned out to be. I wasn’t sure at first I was going to like it but the more I read the more intriguing the story became. The main characters are all extremely flawed but very relatable. This is really a story on how women treat each other in and outside the workplace. It’s a story about our choices and who we ho I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and Gallery Books in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 18 Aug 2020 What an interesting thriller this turned out to be. I wasn’t sure at first I was going to like it but the more I read the more intriguing the story became. The main characters are all extremely flawed but very relatable. This is really a story on how women treat each other in and outside the workplace. It’s a story about our choices and who we hold accountable when bad things happen. I was a little disappointed in the abrupt ending but other than that, I really enjoyed this novel.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    My first Perks novel and definitely not my last ... First just let me say, her writing is excellent! Love a book that pulls the reader right into the pages. I often felt as though I was right along side the characters. Though I do have to admit, I'm still not sure if I really liked or connected with any of them. Usually unlikeable characters aren't a win for me but they definitely worked here!! The story is an interesting one that will hold your attention. The three women, Laura, Mia and Janie ar My first Perks novel and definitely not my last ... First just let me say, her writing is excellent! Love a book that pulls the reader right into the pages. I often felt as though I was right along side the characters. Though I do have to admit, I'm still not sure if I really liked or connected with any of them. Usually unlikeable characters aren't a win for me but they definitely worked here!! The story is an interesting one that will hold your attention. The three women, Laura, Mia and Janie are all connected through a successful advertising agency. All with their own stories and agendas. A devestating fire sets the tone for the story with alternating chapters between a police investigation and each of the women. The advertising agency has been destroyed and everyone is a suspect. I really enjoyed this book. It will keep you guessing! Huge thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada - Gallery Books and Netgalley for my review copy.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

    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.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Larry H

    Heidi Perks' Three Perfect Liars , her newest book, delivers a little bit of mystery, a little bit of melodrama, even a little bit of social commentary. And it's all quite good! The Morris and Wood building was considered a marvel by some, an eyesore by others. Some even protested the construction of this glass building five years ago. But now, someone set the building on fire, and a person has died in the blaze. Across the quay from the building, a woman stands watching the fire. Is she the on Heidi Perks' Three Perfect Liars , her newest book, delivers a little bit of mystery, a little bit of melodrama, even a little bit of social commentary. And it's all quite good! The Morris and Wood building was considered a marvel by some, an eyesore by others. Some even protested the construction of this glass building five years ago. But now, someone set the building on fire, and a person has died in the blaze. Across the quay from the building, a woman stands watching the fire. Is she the one who started it? The book follows three women in the weeks before the fire: Laura, one of the few successful women at Morris and Wood, who has just returned from maternity leave to find that her job isn’t quite the same as it was before; Mia, the woman Laura hired to fill in for her temporarily, who has ingratiated herself with the company and is now a permanent employee; and Janie, wife of the CEO, who both longs for more fulfillment and is still afraid of something in her past. Each of these women has secrets; each has resentments which might cause them to want to burn the building down. But who did it, and why? And who died? In addition to being a fascinating mystery/thriller of sorts, this book also touched on issues such as sexism in the workplace, the struggles of working mothers, abuse, rape, and fear. The book shifts narration among the women, and the story, both past and present, is interspersed with police interviews and other pieces of the investigation into the fire. Perks definitely hooked me from start to finish! NetGalley and Gallery Books provided me a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making it available!! Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2019.html. Check out my list of the best books of the decade at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-favorite-books-of-decade.html. See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com. Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Darinda

    Three women, one fire, and plenty of lies. Told using multiple points of view - Laura, Mia, and Janie. Laura has recently returned back to work at an advertising agency. Mia was the temp hired to fill her position while Laura was on maternity leave. Janie is the wife of the man who runs the agency. Each woman has her own struggles and ambitions. When the advertising agency burns, the mystery of who caused it slowly unravels. A gripping domestic thriller. Great read for fans of this genre. Slow-bur Three women, one fire, and plenty of lies. Told using multiple points of view - Laura, Mia, and Janie. Laura has recently returned back to work at an advertising agency. Mia was the temp hired to fill her position while Laura was on maternity leave. Janie is the wife of the man who runs the agency. Each woman has her own struggles and ambitions. When the advertising agency burns, the mystery of who caused it slowly unravels. A gripping domestic thriller. Great read for fans of this genre. Slow-burning,dramatic, and clever. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Zoe

    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.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    Another addictive psychological thriller from Heidi Perks. Drawing you in to a whodunit tight plot. Three women watch as a body is pulled from an office building fire. All three women have secrets. It appears to be twisted game of office politics but takes a dark turn. Lies and secrets are laced throughout making way for a late-night-read. I was sure I knew what had happened who was lying and why but was completely wrong. When the ending is revealed you realised how cleverly this story has been Another addictive psychological thriller from Heidi Perks. Drawing you in to a whodunit tight plot. Three women watch as a body is pulled from an office building fire. All three women have secrets. It appears to be twisted game of office politics but takes a dark turn. Lies and secrets are laced throughout making way for a late-night-read. I was sure I knew what had happened who was lying and why but was completely wrong. When the ending is revealed you realised how cleverly this story has been told. Already looking forward to Heidi's next novel. Special thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for a chance to read and review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    I read Her One Mistake and enjoyed it so I was honored when asked to read and review Three Perfect Liars. I read it in one sitting, I devoured it. Nothing like a great suspense to get your blood moving. I loved how this all played out. You are going to be super surprised by this one. You will not see it coming. I gave this book 4 stars and I can't wait until Perks next book comes out. The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all view I read Her One Mistake and enjoyed it so I was honored when asked to read and review Three Perfect Liars. I read it in one sitting, I devoured it. Nothing like a great suspense to get your blood moving. I loved how this all played out. You are going to be super surprised by this one. You will not see it coming. I gave this book 4 stars and I can't wait until Perks next book comes out. The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erin (from Long Island, NY)

    (3.5) The book description pretty much nailed the premise.. & it was well done, different. I enjoyed the 3 pov’s & the sporadic police interviews, & I liked the end. I only settled on 3.5 because the middle dragged some for me. (3.5) The book description pretty much nailed the premise.. & it was well done, different. I enjoyed the 3 pov’s & the sporadic police interviews, & I liked the end. I only settled on 3.5 because the middle dragged some for me.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Natalie M

    I found the motives and conniving a little too easy to figure out and I struggled to connect with the three liars Janie, Lauren, and Mia. Struggles, stresses and secret agendas are all on order in this ‘who actually did it’ novel which by the blurb, should be a good read. One of the three women is to blame for the fire that destroys the advertising firm they are all connected to but it was too easy to read between the lines and figure out the manipulations occurring. The characters for me were a l I found the motives and conniving a little too easy to figure out and I struggled to connect with the three liars Janie, Lauren, and Mia. Struggles, stresses and secret agendas are all on order in this ‘who actually did it’ novel which by the blurb, should be a good read. One of the three women is to blame for the fire that destroys the advertising firm they are all connected to but it was too easy to read between the lines and figure out the manipulations occurring. The characters for me were a little too stereotypical and I really struggled with Lauren. Jealousy, vindictiveness, obsessiveness, secrets, unhappiness and dissatisfaction implode and explode. The narrative goes back eight weeks - to the lives and events leading up to the arson unfold. I did find I wanted to know what happened but the final revelation was quite disappointing. A quick but little anticlimactic read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Three women, one man, and then a fire that burned down the entire building two of the women work in. We meet Laura, Mia, and Janie. Laura had a high profile position and even worked on her advertising campaign while she was on maternity leave. When she returns, she finds Mia has taken over the entire campaign and her desk. Mia is a temp now turned permanent and loved by the office staff and her boss. Mia is doing a marvelous job on the campaign that Laura was in charge of, but she keeps something s Three women, one man, and then a fire that burned down the entire building two of the women work in. We meet Laura, Mia, and Janie. Laura had a high profile position and even worked on her advertising campaign while she was on maternity leave. When she returns, she finds Mia has taken over the entire campaign and her desk. Mia is a temp now turned permanent and loved by the office staff and her boss. Mia is doing a marvelous job on the campaign that Laura was in charge of, but she keeps something secret about why she needed and wanted this job. She doesn’t tell anyone about her personal life or where she lives because she lies about that. Janie is the wife of the owner of the company where Laura and Mia work, unhappy in her marriage, and has something from her past she would like to forget. The building where Laura and Mia work was a building no one wanted in the city before it was even built. When it burns down with one casualty, was it arson or just an accident? There is jealousy, hatred, and a sinister undertone from the opening page…all good traits for a thriller. You will be on the edge of your seat every time you see Laura and Mia together battling things out in their minds and wondering just what could really be the reason for this tension between the two women. Sure it is work, but there seems to be something else. And then the party at Harry's happened - it got loud as Laura let loose on Mia and called her a liar. THREE PERFECT LIARS was quite tense and oh so good. If you enjoy not knowing what is really going on with the characters because you know something is…. ….if you enjoy knowing one of the characters is the biggest fake and troublemaker and everyone is not seeing it…. ….if you enjoy knowing the characters don't seem to be who they really are and know most are hiding something, telling lies, and have secrets, then this book will check all the boxes. 5/5 This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    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!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Sooooooo. What does Laura, Mia, and Janie have in common? Complicated, dysfunctional relationships. Secrets that need to remain secret. Feelings of betrayal, resentment, obsession, and the fear of being found out. And then we have Mia's sister, Jessica and Janie's husband, Harry. They all play a part. Jessica, the young woman that chose to drink and drive on one fateful night, now in a wheelchair. What was she running from? And Harry, the man that chose th I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Sooooooo. What does Laura, Mia, and Janie have in common? Complicated, dysfunctional relationships. Secrets that need to remain secret. Feelings of betrayal, resentment, obsession, and the fear of being found out. And then we have Mia's sister, Jessica and Janie's husband, Harry. They all play a part. Jessica, the young woman that chose to drink and drive on one fateful night, now in a wheelchair. What was she running from? And Harry, the man that chose the old boy's club over his wife, breaking her heart and quite possibly their marriage. And the straw that broke them all, Miles Morgan. The story flows, to and fro, as the lives of all three women intertwine, merging completely at its climax. The supporting characters coming to the forefront, proving they are a force all their own. Pulling strings that you will never see coming. The truth will not stay buried. Or will it? Just a side note....if you feel the need to slap Laura, be my guest. She likes to whine. I understand why she whines. Does not mean I have to like it. Still, the book is worth a read. I didn't give it a 4 star rating for nothing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alayne Emmett

    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.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shalini

    A slow paced book which took me a long time to get into. I liked the premise of it, but the path leading to the suspense was long and winding. The three ladies added to the tale with their own deceptions. Overall a good but slow read

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