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Reviewed by Karen Hesson for Readers' Favorite
A Simple Lie by Mary Bush is a fantastic thriller that kept me guessing and turning the pages until the very end. The main character, Valentina Knight, gets a job as a death scene investigator after she can no longer practice dentistry due to an “accident” with a former patient. The position comes with many challenges, and her qualifications are often called into question by herself and others. Val struggles to learn the ropes of her new job while also finding herself caught in the middle of a puzzling and dangerous case.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a murder mystery/thriller, but I’ve always enjoyed them. A Simple Lie did not disappoint! It jumped right into the action on the first page and continued moving at a fast pace to pull me through the story. I found myself following all of the twists and turns with fascination and wanting to know what happened next. The characters were well written, and each one was introduced at just the right time in the story. The descriptions were vivid — keep that in mind if you don’t have the stomach for crime scene depictions. I found that all of the details and descriptions helped to make the story more real. Mary Bush managed to tie up the clues and loose ends nicely and create an ending that was both surprising and satisfying. A Simple Lie was a captivating and thrilling read, and I look forward to more from Mary Bush.