A Perfect Lie

A Perfect Lie

Secrets. Lies. A man. There's always a man. And there's always a truth to be told. I'm Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percen...

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A Perfect Lie Reviews

  • Nadine Bookaholic

    Unlike anything else

    has written.

    That is the ultimate question!

    If you are a fan of Lisa Renee Jones you need to throw out every preconceived notion you have before you being this book, this is not a Romantic Suspense, not erotica, there's no hearts and flowers or rainbows and sunshine in this story. This is totally different from anything she has written before, it's even different from her Lilah Love Series.

    I have to admit this is

    Unlike anything else

    has written.

    That is the ultimate question!

    If you are a fan of Lisa Renee Jones you need to throw out every preconceived notion you have before you being this book, this is not a Romantic Suspense, not erotica, there's no hearts and flowers or rainbows and sunshine in this story. This is totally different from anything she has written before, it's even different from her Lilah Love Series.

    I have to admit this is a hard review to write because there was so much going on you didn't know what was true and what wasn't, it had me guessing everything and totally kept my interest the entire way through. I honestly didn't want it to end and I definitely don't want to spoil it for anyone. I finished this book a month ago and I instantly began telling my friends that they had to add this to their TBR list and make it a priority because it is something that everyone will enjoy.

    I hope you will add it to your TBR shelf as well because I think this is one of those books that shouldn't be missed! Happy Reading!!!

    **I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog,

    You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here

  • Michele

    4 1/2 "Twisty" Stars

    Hailey has been groomed since birth to be not only the perfect daughter, but the future First Daughter. Her father has always had political aspirations and began planning her legal and political path from day one. Her destiny was predetermined. But her father couldn't forsee everything and had no idea the tragedy that would befall them both. When it did, instead of pulling his daughter close, he distanced her, unless it was a photo-op of course. Hailey tells this story from t

    4 1/2 "Twisty" Stars

    Hailey has been groomed since birth to be not only the perfect daughter, but the future First Daughter. Her father has always had political aspirations and began planning her legal and political path from day one. Her destiny was predetermined. But her father couldn't forsee everything and had no idea the tragedy that would befall them both. When it did, instead of pulling his daughter close, he distanced her, unless it was a photo-op of course. Hailey tells this story from the present day and reflects back on the past and the chapters are each somewhat like entries in a journal. Through this method, she brings the reader up to the present and resolves the mystery in the story.

    Early in the story, "something" happens and you aren't sure who did it or how. It's an absolute mystery. To complicate things, Hailey suffers a blackout which means she can only remember snippets from the night in question. To complicate things, the media pops up with footage making it look as if Hailey was extremely intoxicated. Enter her father and "his staff" who send Hailey into hiding until things quiet down so that she doesn't harm his campaign. Again, when things are difficult for her, instead of being a compassionate parent, he sends her away. Her relationship with her father is pretty much non-existent. On top of this, Hailey finds out that people she has trusted in her life may not have been who she thought. She learns that almost everyone she's been involved with has wanted something and/or has lied to her at some point. They usually want a connection to her that gets them closer to her father and potentially the White House. So, she now has a difficult time trusting anyone and suspects that every person who enters her life may potentially be on his payroll. The sad thing is she needs to be able to trust now more than ever and almost chases away those that she can rely on because she's been so damaged by others she was once close to.

    A Perfect Lie kept me guessing pretty much the entire way through which is a trick because my goal is always to try to figure a mystery out as quickly as I can. I, personally, felt like things were a bit rushed towards the end. There had been so much buildup during the story and it seemed like it was resolved in a matter of pages. That said, this was still a really enjoyable read full of fun twists. I highly recommend it.

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Wow! This woman’s brain and mad writing skills are amazing.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This book was awesome. From the way she give us hints through the past about what is going on, she slowly draws you in and crafts this story that could be ripped from the headlines.

    In a time where politics are constantly in our conversations, this book is a timely story that is twisted and a bit dark, but so damn good!

    We all have that best friend that pushes us to do things we may not want to. Break down the barrie

    Wow! This woman’s brain and mad writing skills are amazing.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This book was awesome. From the way she give us hints through the past about what is going on, she slowly draws you in and crafts this story that could be ripped from the headlines.

    In a time where politics are constantly in our conversations, this book is a timely story that is twisted and a bit dark, but so damn good!

    We all have that best friend that pushes us to do things we may not want to. Break down the barriers. Break some rules. But when you are the upcoming President’s daughter, that could be a big issue.

    Jones nailed the controversy surrounding those that are in the public eye constantly. The way you are treated, especially when you are the cause of so many issues. I swear I wanted to smack her father!

    But this story is not what it seems! I love that about her writing. This woman’s brain and mad writing skills are amazing. I read it in one afternoon and I wanted more! And that ending….YESSSSS. Like I said before – So damn good! It will keep you thinking.

    * Copy received for review consideration

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  • Michele

    4 1/2 "Twisty" Stars

    Hailey has been groomed since birth to be not only the perfect daughter, but the future First Daughter. Her father has always had political aspirations and began planning her legal and political path from day one. Her destiny was predetermined. But her father couldn't forsee everything and had no idea the tragedy that would befall them both. When it did, instead of pulling his daughter close, he distanced her, unless it was a photo-op of course. Hailey tells this story from t

    4 1/2 "Twisty" Stars

    Hailey has been groomed since birth to be not only the perfect daughter, but the future First Daughter. Her father has always had political aspirations and began planning her legal and political path from day one. Her destiny was predetermined. But her father couldn't forsee everything and had no idea the tragedy that would befall them both. When it did, instead of pulling his daughter close, he distanced her, unless it was a photo-op of course. Hailey tells this story from the present day and reflects back on the past and the chapters are each somewhat like entries in a journal. Through this method, she brings the reader up to the present and resolves the mystery in the story.

    Early in the story, "something" happens and you aren't sure who did it or how. It's an absolute mystery. To complicate things, Hailey suffers a blackout which means she can only remember snippets from the night in question. To complicate things, the media pops up with footage making it look as if Hailey was extremely intoxicated. Enter her father and "his staff" who send Hailey into hiding until things quiet down so that she doesn't harm his campaign. Again, when things are difficult for her, instead of being a compassionate parent, he sends her away. Her relationship with her father is pretty much non-existent. On top of this, Hailey finds out that people she has trusted in her life may not have been who she thought. She learns that almost everyone she's been involved with has wanted something and/or has lied to her at some point. They usually want a connection to her that gets them closer to her father and potentially the White House. So, she now has a difficult time trusting anyone and suspects that every person who enters her life may potentially be on his payroll. The sad thing is she needs to be able to trust now more than ever and almost chases away those that she can rely on because she's been so damaged by others she was once close to.

    A Perfect Lie kept me guessing pretty much the entire way through which is a trick because my goal is always to try to figure a mystery out as quickly as I can. I, personally, felt like things were a bit rushed towards the end. There had been so much buildup during the story and it seemed like it was resolved in a matter of pages. That said, this was still a really enjoyable read full of fun twists. I highly recommend it.

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Dana-Adriana B.

    Poor Hailey, what a life. This is a nice thriller, I really enjoyed it.

    Thank you Netgalley for this copy.

  • Carol

    4.25 stars.

    A romantic suspense and standalone that was intriguing, plausible with just the perfect amount of mindfu*kery to captivate and enthrall the reader.

    I absolutely loved this book with it's many twists and turns.

    Part political thriller and part psychological drama, this has to be one of my favorite reads by this author possibly only secondary to her Lilah Love series (a must read duet with more books in the works for 2019).

    It alternates between past and current events th

    4.25 stars.

    A romantic suspense and standalone that was intriguing, plausible with just the perfect amount of mindfu*kery to captivate and enthrall the reader.

    I absolutely loved this book with it's many twists and turns.

    Part political thriller and part psychological drama, this has to be one of my favorite reads by this author possibly only secondary to her Lilah Love series (a must read duet with more books in the works for 2019).

    It alternates between past and current events through a series of flashbacks that give us an insight into Hailey’s state of mind throughout the ongoing story.

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mindy Lou's Book Review

    What a great little mind twister this was. I enjoy following along a story where you have to piece together a puzzle and Hailey's retelling of her past had you doing exactly that.

    This reads almost like a journal but better. She starts out the chapters in present time with a little bit of thought that has you wondering what is about to come, then she reverts to the past. You then read the past as if it is the present time. I'm not a big fan of time jumping back and forth but the way this story w

    What a great little mind twister this was. I enjoy following along a story where you have to piece together a puzzle and Hailey's retelling of her past had you doing exactly that.

    This reads almost like a journal but better. She starts out the chapters in present time with a little bit of thought that has you wondering what is about to come, then she reverts to the past. You then read the past as if it is the present time. I'm not a big fan of time jumping back and forth but the way this story was laid out, I didn't struggle with it at all.

    I would not classify this as a romance even though she does have romantic involvement with more than one man in the timeline. The focus is all about finding out what happened on the nights she doesn't remember and the results of those nights. You are left wondering why she doesn't remember, if it's because of something someone did to her or where there other things in play. It left the story open to go in any direction at any moment that made for a really great read.

    A Perfect Lie is a standalone book, so no worries that you are going to have a cliffhanger at the end. The ending does leave me with a few questions that I believe is left for the reader to interpret for themselves. I highly recommend this if you really want a story that will pull you in and have you mind constantly running with all the little clues Hailey reveals to you one piece at a time.

  • Chloe

    4 1/2 stars

    Hailey, is the daughter of Presidential candidate, Thomas Frank Monroe and they have a tumultuous relationship as a result of a tragic accident in their past . Thomas portrays the perfect father with a perfect family and has groomed Hailey to be the perfect daughter in the public eye while cleaning up the mess that Hailey lands up in private but will the secrets and lies surrounding them finally prove to be their undoing ?

    A Perfect Lie is a well written story of greed and power with l

    4 1/2 stars

    Hailey, is the daughter of Presidential candidate, Thomas Frank Monroe and they have a tumultuous relationship as a result of a tragic accident in their past . Thomas portrays the perfect father with a perfect family and has groomed Hailey to be the perfect daughter in the public eye while cleaning up the mess that Hailey lands up in private but will the secrets and lies surrounding them finally prove to be their undoing ?

    A Perfect Lie is a well written story of greed and power with lots secrets, lies , twists and turns along the way. Hailey narrates the story in the present much like a journal with past flashbacks. A gripping story-line which kept me hooked to the end.

    I would like to thank Julie Patra Publishing, Lisa Renee Jones & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review

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  • Lou

    I have read a couple of Lisa Renee Jones's novels in the past and found they weren't for me as I don't find romantic suspense particularly appealing. However, this, her first foray into full thriller territory was much more enjoyable and was a surprisingly compulsive read. That said, there is some romance but the main bulk of the plot is suspense-based. The writing engages you pretty much straight away and it's fast-paced and immersive with more than a few twists in the tale along the way. I mus

    I have read a couple of Lisa Renee Jones's novels in the past and found they weren't for me as I don't find romantic suspense particularly appealing. However, this, her first foray into full thriller territory was much more enjoyable and was a surprisingly compulsive read. That said, there is some romance but the main bulk of the plot is suspense-based. The writing engages you pretty much straight away and it's fast-paced and immersive with more than a few twists in the tale along the way. I must admit, I was captivated by the exciting plot and interesting characters and the quality of the writing as it drew you in.

    The synopsis is what initially attracted me to the novel; it's definitely one of the best I have seen for a thriller in a long time. It incorporates the psychological debate regarding nature vs. nurture into the plot making it more intriguing than the run of the mill crime fiction. It also, most likely unintentionally, touches on philosophical principles such as free will and the illusion of choice. This is a thought-provoking, compulsive and intelligent page-turner. I will be looking out for more from Jones and wouldn't be averse to reading another of her thrillers. Many thanks to Julie Patra Publishing for an ARC.

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    I'm Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percentage point from becoming President of the United States. If you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that I was the half point. But you can’t ask him, and he can’t tell you. He’s dead. They’re all dead and now I can speak.

    𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗣𝗧 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗔 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗟𝗜𝗘

    “Can I join you?” he asks, motioning to the table.

    There’s interest in his eyes, the kind a man has for a woman, but who knows, maybe it’s real or maybe it’s not real. Maybe he knows who I am and sees a path to power and fame. The way Tobey wanted me for money and power, right up until the moment I’d called his number aka his agenda; thus, he has not called me since I left. Maybe Harvard will lie even better than Tobey did. Maybe Harvard will at least kiss better than he did, and the lies would taste like temptation rather than convenience. At least then, if I’m used, I’ll enjoy being used.

    Whatever the case, it’s clear I might actually be angry with Tobey and that aside, the interest that Harvard has shown in me, must be controlled before my Denver sanctuary is destroyed. “You can join me,” I say, “but only because I’m trying to save the rest of the place from the attorney in the house.”

    I am pleased when Harvard laughs, where Tobey would have scowled, proving that Harvard has a sense of humor, which is rare for those in my life. I’ve barely completed this thought when he moves forward and claims the seat next to me, not across from me, settling his briefcase on that chair instead. In the process, his leg brushes my leg and for the briefest of moments, I’m transported back to the place that I’m now trying to forget: to Austin, to Drew’s leg next to mine, his wink, and I do now what I did then. I jerk back. If Harvard notices he doesn’t react. “Since we haven’t been formally introduced,” he says, resting his naked hands on the table. “I’m Logan. Logan Casey.”

    “Logan Casey,” I repeat trying to ground myself in the present, at least for now, but some part of me is still swimming in that memory, which naturally has me wondering if this man is a shark in the water around me. “Two first names,” I add. “Sounds like your parents fought over who got to pick your first name. Did they draw straws for which choice became your middle name?”

    “You’re actually right on target,” he says, laughing again, and it’s a nice, masculine laugh, and oddly this thought feels familiar while Logan does not. “No one has ever guessed that,” he adds. “My mother won the name war. The women always win. Speaking of names. Do you have one?”

    “Hailey Anne Pitt,” I say, “and in my house, my father won the name war.” Because in my father’s world, I add silently, the women don’t win the wars. At least, not that he knows, not in an obvious way. I’ve learned this well.

    “Well then, Hailey Anne Pitt,” he says, “what’s a Stanford girl like you, doing in a place like this? You’re a long way from school.”

    I’m smacked in the face with a lesson I’ve long ago learned and forgotten with this man; strangers do not always remain strangers and all offhanded remarks can come back to haunt you. “That was a joke,” I say, shutting the door connected to my real life, and a path that leads to my father. “I hate attorneys, remember?”

    ​He narrows his eyes on me, and for no reason other than instinct, I believe he’s looking for a lie that he won’t find. I’m simply too well-taught from birth, too skilled at being more than one person to allow such a detection. Well that, and the fact that I really do hate attorneys, which is why I’ll be a good one.

    “That was a joke?” he confirms.

    “Yes,” I say. “Are you amused?”

    “Yes, actually. I am. What does a lawyer-hating smart ass like yourself do for a living?”

    “When not busy taunting those who went to law school,” I say. “I’m an aspiring artist.” Both honest answers, if you put a “was” in front of the “aspiring artist” which I’d thought that I’d come to terms with, but the knot in my stomach says I have not.

    Logan motions toward the art room. “Your career explains why you ended up here.”

    “I guess it does,” I say, as this place serves me well to reconnecting to the Pitt part of my life, which is a place I really need to be right now, for all kinds of reasons.

    “Are you good?” Logan asks, as if he’s read my mind.

    My father’s words answer him in my head. Art is useless unless you’re famous, he used to say often, because of course, it was inconceivable that I might be good enough to be famous. “Art is like movies and food,” I say, shoving aside that bad memory. “Good is subjective.” I don’t give him time to reply. I ping the conversation back toward him. “What kind of law do you practice?”

    “Corporate,” he says, and this time he pings back to me. “Do you live in the neighborhood?”

    “Yes,” I say simply. “Do you?”

    “I bought a building a few years ago where I live and work which means this is my home turf, and why I know you’re new here.”

    “I am,” I say and since he’s clearly going to ask for details, I quickly preempt with an on-the-fly story. Actually, it’s the suggested story, Rudolf included in my file. “I came here for a job, and my new boss owns a house he’s rented to me for dirt cheap.”

    “And what does an artist do but create art for a living?”

    “I’m working for a private art acquisitions firm. I now hunt for treasures for a living.” This lie is actually my dream job that I’ve never been allowed to entertain.

    The horror flick loving waitress delivers my coffee and brownie. “Thank you,” I say, because every politician’s daughter has manners beaten into her.

    “No problem,” she says, “but if you come to your senses and want a better version of that coffee, just shout.” She eyes Logan. “I already know you want a crappy tasting coffee, on endless pour and a chocolate chip cookie. Coming right up.”

    “Thanks, Megan,” he says, giving her a wink that I don’t classify as flirtatious, just friendly, and Megan is gone.

    “Obviously you’re a regular,” I comment, “and they even like you.”

    “And they like me,” he confirms, “despite knowing I’m an attorney.

    “Because you’re good looking and use it to your advantage.”

    He arches a brow. “You think I’m good looking, do you?”

    “Oh, come on,” I say, crinkling my nose. “Everyone thinks you’re good looking. I’m simply stating a fact. We use what we have and those of us that are smart, know what we have.” I move on from what is really quite inconsequential. “Why work here, not at home, or in the office?”

    “I find I get a lot of work done with a cookie, coffee, and no access to streaming television,” he explains.

    No one in my D.C. crowd would make an admission of being human and distractible. Some people in my situation might take comfort in that fact, but I don’t. Logan’s an attorney, and my gut, which I’ll confirm with research, says he’s a powerful one, the kind that radiates toward my father. Maybe that’s a coincidence and maybe it’s not. Maybe he’s testing how well I execute my cover story. The possibilities are many. Though in all fairness to Logan, perhaps I’d lean toward his innocence, if not for the laundry list of recent events such as Tobey being gay and the FBI agent, who is likely working for my father, that I slept with to prove I was a) still desirable and b) not a killer.

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