"A taut, well-written thriller...The pace is crisp, the surprises keep coming, and there are two big ones that readers are unlikely to see coming." - Associated Press
A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other.
Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon thereafter, a second note appears on their door: DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT?
Both Susannah and Max are keeping secrets from the world and from each other—secrets that could destroy their family and everything they have built. Thomas Christopher Greene's The Perfect Liar is a thrilling novel told through the alternating perspectives of Susannah and Max with a shocking climax that no one will expect, from the bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.
After a whirlwind romance, New York gallery assistant Susannah Garcia weds charming artist Max Westmoreland, but each of them hides a history that threatens their idyllic marriage, in this riveting novel from Greene (If I Forget You). With Susannah's 15-year-old son, the couple move from New York City to a grand old house in the hills above Burlington, Vt., where Max has landed a plum university position and, as his profile rises, they enjoy their new affluence. Then Susannah discovers a note on their door that reads, "I know who you are." As subsequent notes follow, she learns that her husband isn't the person she believed him to be but he doesn't know everything about her, either. With adroit pacing, Greene reveals the decisions that shaped them both, brought them together, and now jeopardize their future. Shifting perspectives illuminate the gap between how they perceive themselves and how they view each other. Despite a rushed climax, fans of domestic suspense will be well satisfied.