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Three Perfect Liars

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Three Perfect Liars is the first book I've read by this author and definitely won't be my last.

I absolutely loved this story which features the three main characters:- 

Laura returning to work in a marketing agency after maternity leave. 

Mia who has been covering for Mia and

Jamie, wife of the CEO. 

Then comes the fire - gutting the agency's offices - and the body pulled out of the wreckage.

All three characters have their own stories and secrets which slowly unfold, and certainly had me turning the pages until the unexpected twist at the end. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Highly recommended!
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This is a real page turner - following 3 intertwining stories of Mia, Laura and Janie.... both from their own POV and from transcripts of police interviews they and other characters participate in.

This book is an easy read and there is a great twist on the very last page!

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in return for an advanced review :-)
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Laura. Mia. Janie. 

3 women, each with their own secrets, their own demons and their own reasons for seeking revenge. 

Three Perfect Liars is a modern thriller, told from the perspective of 3 women linked to a prestigious advertising firm. 

The new-mum returned to work, the new girl in the office and the glamorous wife of an executive. 

But are they three perfect Liars?? 

3 stars ⭐⭐⭐ 

Special thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I am a  fan of books in this genre, so I was very much looking forward to reading this one. I was not dissapointed and both the plot and characters gripped me from the start. I will definitley aim to read another by this author. Highly reccomended!
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Loved this book, so gripping and had me hooked until the end. Story is surrounding Laura who returns to maternity leave and finds the temp has taken over her role, story is told from three perspectives about the lead up to a fire. Really recommend!
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This was a great read, enjoyed it thoroughly, was hooked from the first page, loads of twists and turns, would recommend it x
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Three very different women connected to an office fire!  A struggle for dominance, a fight for power and the conflict between career and motherhood!  Brilliantly told, the web becoming more and more tangled as the story unfolds.  Believable characters and the tale progresses at a good pace with emotions steadily rising to the surface!  I was there,, loving every word  and racing through the final pages, hurtling towards what I had hoped would be a satisfying conclusion!  But wasn’t to be and I felt bitterly disappointed and let down!  It was  as though a whole chapter was missing somewhere!  Such a shame!
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3 woman consumed with hate and bringing each other down until someone winds up dead and they all go silent.

Laura so preparing for her first day back in the office 6 months after having her son Bobby, they came to the conclusion it was better for Laura to go back to work and Nate was to stay home as she was the bread winner in the family.

Mia was Laura’s replacement for her 6 month maternity leave. But Mia wasn’t going anywhere now Laura was back. Harry their boss trying to smooth everything over yet forgetting to mention that Laura had been taken off her biggest client portfolio in the time she was away.

Jaime was the picture perfect house wife who’s world revolved around her girls and her husband Harry, Laura and Mia’s boss. She gave up her courtroom career to make Harry’s dreams come true. Her lady cause still hunting her 5 years later.

There was a body pulled out of their burning building and the three women are first in line to be questioned. They all have a secret that could easily become motive to kill. But who did it? I forgot how much I loved thrillers. Even though I did piece together the ending this book was so well put together.
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Unfortunately Three Perfect Liars ended up being perfectly predictable.

The concept of this one is great – there’s an office building which is burnt to the ground, and the story jumps backwards and forwards between the weeks leading up to the fire and the police interviews on the morning after the fire – but I saw the twist coming from a mile away which is a major disappointment.

However, I loved the discourse that Heidi Perks writes around the expectations placed on working mothers and the inherent discrimination that they experience when returning to work. Even though it might not be something that could be pursued in a court of law, the treatment that Laura experiences filled me with rage: if I’d been treated like her when I returned from maternity leave then I would have hit the roof! I can’t think of another thriller which discusses a subject such as this, which made this stand out from the pack.
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I'd heard great things about Heidi Perks previous books, so I was really excited to read Three Perfect Liars.
This is a really well written story and I looked forward to picking up this book whenever I could, so that I could find out more.
Some parts dragged on a little bit for me, whereas I enjoyed other parts like the present police interviews, much more.
I was certainly kept guessing until the very end and there were plenty of good twists and misdirections throughout.
I'll definitely be revisiting some of Heidi Perks back catalogue, after enjoying this book as much as I did. And I'll be looking out for new releases from her in the future.
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I love this Author. Thrilling book that was impossible to put down.. I read it as slow as I could to absorb every word and make it last as long as possible!

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review.
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An office building has been set on fire and there has been a fatality. Three women are under suspicion. 

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book at all. 

I couldn’t warm to any of the characters and found the plot really dull and predictable. There wasn’t any tension or suspense and it seemed like not much really happened in the story. 

The story switches between the months leading up to the fire, and the aftermath of the fire where the suspects are being interviewed by police. The idea of this was fine as it mixed it up a bit but it was still uneventful and quite boring. I had an advance copy and there were a lot of formatting errors in the police interview sections which spoilt the flow. 

It was an easy read but didn’t grab me at all. I found the ending was a bit of a cop out and the whole book was very ‘meh’

Thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for an advance copy.
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Three women tell their story and you have to decide who is the liar. Are all three? And why? Well they all dislike each other for starters! I love books told in different formats so this is perfect. Clear the day and relax back with this. You’ll not regret it.
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Three perfect Liars by Heidi Parks is a cleverly written drama. I particularly admire how the writer creates the unfolding of the story through a series of police interviews.. The main suspects all seem to have plausible alibis and reasons for being where they were on the night of the incident and it’s not until close to the end that we find out what exactly happened. 

I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well plotted drama mystery.

Thanks to Netgalley and Century Publishers, part of the Random House Group for the opportunity to read this book.
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I really enjoyed this book. Laura has just returned to work after her maternity leave, only to find that her replacement, Mia, has been kept on, and seems to have made herself very much at home in the office. But what is Mia's secret, and why was she so keen to be working for Harry? Meanwhile, Harry's wife Janie is struggling after giving up her job as a high powered barrister and moving the family to the south coast. She is haunted by her last case, which had consequences she couldn't have foreseen. When a fire destroys the office building, all 3 women are questioned. This is a great read which will keep you guessing to the end. Thanks to NetGalley for a preview copy.
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I really enjoyed the last Heidi Perks book I read "Come Back for Me" so naturally I was excited to read THREE PERFECT LIARS. However, this book just didn't do it for me. It was slow paced and took me a while to get into.

Meet Laura, Mia and Janie. All three women who are all determined, who all have a mission of some sort and who are all linked...although they don't realise it yet.

Laura returns from six months maternity leave to discover Mia, her temp who was covering for her during that time, had not only been given a permanent position at Morris & Wood but had taken over her biggest and most important client account. When she had interviewed Mia for the position six months prior, Mia had given no indication that she was looking to park her feet under her desk indefinitely...or even permanently. In fact, the complete opposite. Mia just wanted a temp position to tide her over before moving on. At least, that's what she said.

Now Laura is set on not only retaining her position in the company but getting back her major account. So set on this outcome, she becomes consumed with catching Mia out to the point of being obsessed. It's all she can talk about with husband Nate whenever she's home that he has grown tired of her constant tirade over Mia. What about their baby son? While she's battling it out with her boss Harry at work over Mia, she is missing out on precious time with her six month old baby son Bobby. Is Mia really worth that?

When Mia saw the advertisement for maternity cover at Morris & Wood advertising agency, she knew she would do whatever it took to get that job. And keep it. Then when Laura went into labour four weeks early, Mia picked up the slack, proved her worth and made herself indispensable. Everyone loved having Mia around. She was fun, she was a laugh and she was an all round nice girl. Is it any wonder she still remained when Laura returned six months later?

But Mia has a secret. The real reason she took this job which no one else knows. Not even her family. It was important that she had to see it through.

Janie is the wife of Morris & Wood's CEO, Harry. Five years ago, she was a successful defence barrister in London but Harry had decided to branch out and open an arm of the agency in Lymington on the south coast. So therefore it was decided that Janie and the girls move south, rather than have Harry commute all week. Janie just accepted this as it was meant to be. But after her last case, Janie wasn't sure she could continue in her line of work. She was disillusioned and disheartened...and she needed to get away.

And then a name from Janie's past walked into Morris & Wood one day and her world came crashing down again. Miles Morgan. What the hell was he doing here and what did he want with Harry? After everything, how could Harry do business with him?

Two months after Laura returned from maternity leave all three women stood on Lymington Quay on the other side of the river watching the illustrious mirrored building of Morris & Wood go up in flames. Which one of them did it? Which one of them had the biggest secret to hide? Which one of them was the biggest liar?

But none of them were prepared for a body to be pulled from the flames. All three women watched in shock and horror. Which one of them was now a murderer?

A clever tale is spun weaving every intricate detail in this elaborate plan gone wrong. THREE PERFECT LIARS is the story of three women whose lives intersect in a way they never thought possible as it draws you into its secrets and entangling you further.

I didn't really like either Laura or Mia and with Janie - I didn't either like or dislike her. She was just neutral. I don't think her character was built quite as much as the other two. While I didn't much like Laura, I hated Mia coming in and stealing her job and wondered why she had done so. It certainly did look as though she had something in for Laura, so I couldn't blame Laura for feeling that way. But at the same time, I also grew tired of her constant complaining about "Mia this and Mia that". But really, all three women I really didn't care much for.

Told from the perspectives of all three women leading up to the fire, as well as in police interviews in the days after, THREE PERFECT LIARS is a slow burn where the tension builds as events unfold. The format in which it was written was cleverly done, although I felt the police interviews SHOULD have been in completely separate chapters to break it up a little more and separate events rather than have them tacked on the end of chapters.

What let this book down was the ending. While the tension was palpable throughout as it built slowly, the conclusion was a little anti-climatic. I guessed the identity of the culprit just shortly before it was revealed as it all of a sudden became clear to me. But it wasn't that that was disappointing, but rather what came after that. Suffice to say, there are times when someone has just been through enough. I can't say anymore without spoiling it.

Despite my reservations, THREE PERFECT LIARS is a good read and I still relatively enjoyed it. And while I didn't either love or hate it, I have no hesitation in recommending it to fans who love a slow burn thriller.

I would like to thank #HeidiPerks, #NetGalley and #RandomHouseUK and #CornerstoneDigital for an ARC of #ThreePerfectLiars in exchange for an honest review.
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When Laura returns to her job after six month of maternity leave, she expects Mia, who substituted her in this time, to be gone. Yet, the young woman is still there, at Laura’s desk and with Laura’s most valuable customer and: she got a permanent contract. Laura is furious and soon convinced that there is something wrong with that seemingly sympathetic colleague who makes friends with everybody easily. The more Laura digs into it, the more paranoid she gets, neglecting her husband and young son, her mind only circulating around how to dethrone the enemy. Mia actually has something to hide and yes, there was a reason why she rushed to this rural area and wanted explicitly to work in this company. Janie, Laura and Mia’s boss Harry’s wife, on the contrary, is a full time mom and at the moment totally frustrated. It is not just that she has given up a splendid career, something is nagging on her and slowly destroying her marriage. When one evening, the offices burn down, all three of them seem to have had good reasons to destroy the company. But, did they also count on killing somebody inside the building?

Heidi Perks’s mystery is a marvellous story which hooked me immediately and keep me reading on as soon as I had started. Three female protagonists are very different from each other and hard to see through at the beginning. But the more you see them interact with each other, the more suspicious you get and while I was reading, I was constantly shifting sympathies since every piece of information added to the picture and slightly changed it.

At first, I felt compassionate for Laura. Coming back after months at home now struggling with her new role as mother and having a career at the same time. Her husband’s constant criticism – even though completely justified – and having somebody younger and attractive stealing her post while her boss lacked supporting her: I could easily understand why she felt like losing all confidence in herself and increasingly getting obsessed with Mia. I didn’t really like the later at first, mainly due to the fact that she was presented through Laura’s point of view, she seemed like an intruder with evil intentions. Yet, there was also another side which she kept from the office and which told an entirely different story. I didn’t know what to do with Janie, was it just lamenting at a very high level? Having a wonderful family and lots of money, what did she have to complain about? It was herself who suggested giving up her career. She was certainly the character least tangible of the three and her motives of ending her marriage remained quite blurry until the end.

A brilliantly crafted plot with a very female and perfidious fight between the three. There was also something really tragic about the story when the motives were finally revealed which kept me pondering about the fact that how easily you put together an allegedly coherent picture of a person or a situation while you might be totally wrong.
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Laura had a high flying job with an advertising company but on returning after maternity leave she finds that she is being pushed out by Mia, her temporary replacement.  Her boss, Harry, and all the staff seem infatuated by her but Laura is convinced that she isn’t what she seems.  Then there is Janie, Harry’s wife, who was a barrister and seems to resent having given up her job to look after their two children but is she keeping secrets.  The book opens with the offices being burned down and a body being recovered.  All three women were in the vicinity and all are under suspicion.  The story is told from the points of view of the three women and goes back to events leading up to the fire,  I found this book so difficult to put down and especially enjoyed the chapters with the police interviews.  The tension builds and keeps you guessing right until the end.  A highly recommended read.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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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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This was a slow burner, having said that it did leave me wanting to know the outcome, it just dragged on. Some of the plot didn't make sense and I found Laura really annoying. I also guessed quite early on which then spoils it for me personally. 
The story touched on points of motherhood and sacrifices which I'm sure many can relate to including myself. All in all the story was OK, it didn't blow me away.
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