Her Perfect Lie

A gripping psychological thriller

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Pub Date 11 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 03 Sep 2022

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Priya could have any job in Bengaluru's prestigious hotel industry, but she chooses to slave away as a janitor. She doesn't deserve the high class life - not after what she did ten years ago.

Orphaned at a young age, she always had to take care of her younger sister, Kavi. But Kavi never wanted to play by the rules. She ran with the fast crowd until all the crazy nights partying ended tragically with one fatal mistake.

Now, struggling to piece together their shattered lives, Priya gets a letter in the mail.

Someone is watching their every move.

Their mysterious stalker doesn't want money.

They don't want answers. What they want is much, much worse.

Will Priya risk it all to protect a sister with a dark secret, or will the watcher in the shadows finally make the women pay the ultimate toll...

A completely gripping psychological thriller that will have you turning the pages all night long! Perfect for fans of Pretty Things, The Hunting Party and The Girl on the Train.

Priya could have any job in Bengaluru's prestigious hotel industry, but she chooses to slave away as a janitor. She doesn't deserve the high class life - not after what she did ten years ago.

Orphaned...


Advance Praise

"I won't say this is a fun read but an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows. This dealt with domestic violence, economic inequality, abuse of the system, and deep friendship. The bond these three women formed was one you want in your life. Something real and lifelong. The author was brilliant in telling her tale, and I was enticed and then overwhelmed to find out what path Priya was going to take. There were parts when I felt like I knew what was going to happen, and the author surprises you and takes you on a different path. I was emotionally invested and hope to read more by this author." - Amy Ferber


"Young Priya struggles with her desire to open her own restaurant and the need to support her younger sister. Will Priya have to resort to desperate measures to fulfill all her ambitions, and what will become of the people with whom those ambitions interact?" Virge B., Proofreader, Red Adept Editing

"I won't say this is a fun read but an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows. This dealt with domestic violence, economic inequality, abuse of the system, and deep friendship. The bond these...


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From the very first page, Her Perfect Lie takes you on a twisty journey that shows the power of family. Priya works tirelessly to help her sister Kavi reach her best potential. When Priya realizes that her sister is in a dangerous situation with a former lover, she immediately begins to work on a plan to help her sister stay safe and achieve her dreams. Set in India, this story shows the cultural dynamics that influence the lives of women such as Priya and Kavi. I enjoyed following Priya's journey and the twists and turns she encountered along the wa.y.

Thank you to Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op for the ARC of this story. I will be posting this review to Goodreads when the book is available to rate and shelve!

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Priya could have any job in bengaluru’s prestigious hotel industry, but she chooses to slave away as a janitor, she doesn’t deserve the high class life not after what she did ten years ago.
Orphaned at a young age, she always had to take care of her younger sister, Kavi. But Kavi never wanted to play by the rules, she ran with the fast crowd until all the crazy nights partying ended tragically with one fatal mistake.
Now struggling to piece together their shattered lives, Priya gets a letter in the mail.
Someone is watching their every move.
Their mysterious stalker doesn’t want money.
They don’t want answers, what they want is much, much worse.
Will Priya risk it all to protect a sister with a dark secret, or will the watcher in the shadows finally make the women pay the ultimate toll.
Wow I couldn’t put it down really gripping read totally recommend
Thank You NetGalley and ARC Provided By Victory Editing NetGalley Co-Op

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This is a well-written suspenseful story about Priya's efforts to protect her younger sister Kavi. I was expecting the usual twisty psychological thriller but there was more to this story and the setting in India highlighted cultural issues of male dominance and subservience of women.

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Aside from the good writing, well developed characters, intense plot, and many shocking twists, this story shows a lot of Indian culture which I very much appreciated. A darn good thriller.

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Her Perfect Lie by M. J. Ambil.
Would you commit a crime to save your sister?
Brilliant read. Twisty and tense. Great story. Likeable characters. Apart from Mahesh. 5*.

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Would you commit a crime to save your sister?
Priya could have any job in Bengaluru's prestigious hotel industry, but she chooses to slave away as a janitor. She doesn't deserve the high class life - not after what she did ten years ago.
Orphaned at a young age, she always had to take care of her younger sister, Kavi. But Kavi never wanted to play by the rules. She ran with the fast crowd until all the crazy nights partying ended tragically with one terrible incident.
Now, struggling to piece together their shattered lives, Priya gets a letter in the mail.
Someone is watching their every move.
Their mysterious stalker doesn't want money.
They don't want answers. What they want is much, much worse.
Will Priya risk everything to protect her sister, even if it means she has to keep a dangerous secret? Or will the watcher in the shadows finally make the women pay the ultimate toll...

What a thrilling and gripping read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.

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Her Perfect Lie by M. J. Ambil is an emotional rollercoaster ride. Set in India, it shows the struggles women face everyday living in a male dominated society. Priya will do anything to protect her younger sister Kavi. She risks everything for her including her own freedom. Then she finds out they are being watched. Who is after them? Pryia hatches a plan to earn enough money to send Kavi to an American college so she can get her away from a very dangerous man. But can she do it in time to save Kavi? She drags her best friends into it and puts all their lives in danger. This story shows the cultural differences that plague the lives of women in India. There is male dominance and domestic violence in this psychological thriller.

I’d like to thank Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op for the free eARC of this story.

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