Tuesday 11 July 2023

Book ~ "The Last Lie" (2018) Alex Lake

From Goodreads ~ For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good.

They’ll be perfect.

For Alfie, it couldn’t be more different. His life with Claire is built on a lie. A lot of lies. And she can never find out.

Because Alfie has plans for her. Plans which must never come to light. But lies have a way of taking on a life of their own and when his do, the consequences threaten to destroy everything.

For him and Claire.

Claire and Alfie have been married for a couple years and she been trying to get pregnant. For Claire, this will make their life complete. For Alfie, it's the last thing he wants and he knows there is no way it's going to happen. 

When they met, Alfie was filling in with a band playing at a wedding Claire was attending. As soon as he spied her, he saw a way of getting out of his hand-to-mouth existence and moving up into a life where he'd never have to worry about money because Claire's daddy pays for everything. But as the years have gone on, though Alfie loves his lifestyle, he despises Claire and the role of perfect husband he has to play and decides to do something about it. As his plan is about to come into action, someone else comes in and initiates the same plan.

I've read a few of this author's books and I thought this one was the best one I've read by them.  It is written in third person perspective in various voices (Claire, Alfie, etc.) depending on where the action was. It wasn't hard to figure out what was going on but it was interesting to read how the author got us there. Though Alfie was a despicable person, he was a fun character to follow, especially when he was losing control of the situation. As a head's up, there is swearing, adult activity and violence.

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