One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie

Large Print - 2017
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A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his name is Chris Brennan. He s applying for a job as a teacher and varsity baseball coach at the local high school, and he looks perfect, on paper. But his name is an alias, his resume is false, and everything about him is a lie. And he has a secret plan - for which he needs a pawn on the baseball team.

Susan Sematov loves her younger son Raz, the quirky and free-spirited pitcher of the team. But Raz s adored father died only a few months ago, and the family is grief-stricken. Secretly, Raz is looking to fill the Daddy-shaped hole in his heart.

Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who s dedicated to her only son Justin, the quiet rookie on the team. But Justin s shy and reserved nature renders him vulnerable to attention, including that of a new father-figure.

Mindy Kostis is the wife of a busy surgeon and the queen bee of the baseball boosters, where her super-popular son Evan is the star catcher. But she doesn t realize that Evan s sense of entitlement is becoming a full-blown case of affluenza, and after he gets his new BMW, it s impossible to know where he s going or whom he s spending time with.

The lives of these families revolve around the baseball team and Chris Brennan. What does he really want? How far will he go to get it? Who among them will survive the lethal jeopardy threatening them, from the shadows?

Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep readers riveted to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won t soon forget.

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Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781410498144
Branch Call Number: LPE FICTION SCO
Characteristics: 525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Cn1234
Aug 31, 2017

Do NOT waste your time on this book. I couldn't even finish it.... One of the worst books I have ever read.....

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McAnnieG
Aug 28, 2017

Part One: We meet Chris Brennan, Central Valley HS's newest Government Studies teacher and varsity baseball assistant coach. Except his real name is Curt Abbott and he's interested in which of his students can be turned into a terrorist bomber. (Excellent)
Part Two: We learn who Curt Abbott really is and how he's manipulating CVHS staff and the parents of the boys he has targeted and why. (Interesting)
Part Three: As the bombing countdown has begun, just how far will Chris/Curt go when up against all the alphabet agencies and his own bosses. (Thrilling until the end......then.....not)

If you like True Lies (movie) and Happy Ever After stories then this would bring a better rating. I found the ending so 'off' that I still can't figure out what Ms Scottoline was thinking!

Nail biter until the end.

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zoethedog
Aug 08, 2017

One of the worst books I have ever read. Totally far fetched plots and poorly written with excessive descriptions.

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cfullinwider
Aug 06, 2017

Really enjoyed book...fairly predictable ending, but didn't know so until end....

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Butterfly121761
Aug 01, 2017

Part 1 was exciting and then I hit Part 2 and was REALLY????? I decided to plow through even though I was disappointed. While it didn't keep me glued to the story or on the edge of my seat, it did keep me turning the pages.

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pharra19
Jul 29, 2017

The story races along at breakneck speed, making you want to turn the pages faster to find out what happens.
Despite some obvious gaping holes in the plot, it was a very good read!

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Libbyann1
Jul 23, 2017

The book began well but but the author did no stay true to the theme. After the plot was revealed, the story went downhill and was never actually resolved.
The dialogue was forced and didn't add anything to the story.

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Eil_1
Jul 14, 2017

Rented this because I've thoroughly enjoyed Scottoline's books. It began and continued to be an engrossing story. The plot and characters came alive and I found it to be a real page-turner! Without wanting to give anything away, I found the conclusion to be somewhat contrived. Nevertheless, I did like the book.

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gloryb
Jul 09, 2017

At first, it was enjoyable reading about Chris turning up at a secondary school to teach and to coach, and reading about 3 varying families whose sons were in Chris's class, but then I wondered where is the plot? Half way through the book, the author informs the reader about the plot she has in mind and what Chris is really up to at the school. I thought the basis of the plot was ridiculous, but I was by then hooked into finding out what was going to happen to the teens. The ending was all action, even though it was highly imaginative - nothing that could really happen.

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jvb
Jul 08, 2017

One of the worst books I've ever read, halfway through the main character goes through an one eighty degree change in character. It is like a new author took over, writing not good enough to carry this off.

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