One Good Lie by Jane Isaac #BookReview #OneGoodLie #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @JaneIsaacAuthor @canelo_co

Today I am reviewing One Good Lie by Jane Isaac. This was released on the 24th of June, published by Canelo.

Book Description

Her sister’s boyfriend. Her worst nightmare.

On the night of her mother’s wake, Ewan kisses a shocked Ruby. They both agree to pretend that the kiss never happened – in fact, according to Ewan, no one even needs to know he walked Ruby home.

Because Ewan is seeing Ruby’s sister, Sophie. He’s been wonderful to Sophie, comforting her after her mother’s murder and taking care of her little kids, too. In short, he’s been the perfect boyfriend. This was just a stupid mistake.

But when Ruby learns of another woman’s murder close to Ewan’s route home on the night of the kiss, she fears that her lie has left her sister in terrible danger.

After all, how well do the sisters really know Ewan? How well do they know each other? And are they sure they know the truth about what really happened on the day their mother died?

A gripping and unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. Perfect for fans of Claire McGowan, Sue Watson, and Jackie Kabler.

Sister’s Ruby and Sophie lost their mother in the most horrendous of ways, murder. With the perpetrator behind bars, the sisters try to move on with their lives. But on the night of their mothers wake, the body of a women is found who has a connection to their mother’s murderer. What follows sets off a chain of events that not only tests the relationship between the sisters, but also everything they thought they knew about their mother’s murder.

One Good Lie is a tense psychological thriller and Jane Isaac’s first foray into the genre. Being a huge fan of her crime thriller series, I was super excited when I heard she was penning a book in this genre as it is my favourite. So, how did she do? She did so good! This is a suspenseful tale that takes you into a world of grief, misplaced trust, guilt and fear. A gripping page turner that does move on the slightly slower side to begin with, but ramps up making for a more thrilling second act with an outcome that had my head spinning. A great start to I hope many more books from Jane Isaac in this genre.

Thank you to Jane Isaac, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of One Good Lie, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

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Let’s Get to Know Jane Isaac

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter and dogs.

Jane is author of three bestselling detective series: DCI Helen Lavery, DI Will Jackman (based in Stratford upon Avon), and DC Beth Chamberlain (a Family Liaison Officer). Her novels have been nominated as best mystery in the ‘eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards’ and selected as ‘Thriller of the Month’ by

2021 sees Jane’s first foray into psychological suspense with the release of One Good Lie in June. A further psychological suspense novel will follow in 2022, along with a new DCI Helen Lavery book.

Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. You can reach her via her website at where you can join her Readers’ Club for information on new releases.

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