Lenny has always known that his wife, Claire, is the love of his life. But somehow his marriage is in shambles, he’s struggling with the kids, and a string of anonymous text messages are tormenting him, insisting that Claire is a liar.
Claire adores Lenny, but there’s a lot she hasn’t told him about the traumatic events that led her to him, and over the last few years she has gradually closed down. Now she’s terrified that the horrors of her past might be about to put her entire family in danger.
However, it’s only when new neighbors move in across the road that Claire and Lenny’s carefully built facades start to rupture, for these strangers appear to know far more than they should about the couple’s troubles. Over the next few days, the lies will be exposed, and everyone’s lives will change forever, as the truth about Claire’s past finally comes to light.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The title of the novel grabbed my attention, and when I read the description, I knew I had to add it to my review list. I got hooked into the story immediately and empathized with Claire, the protagonist, right from the beginning, even though I didn’t agree with some of her choices. Her husband Lenny’s choices were also sometimes questionable. The couple is deeply flawed, and troubled, and I wanted them to work out their problems.
The Deceit is a quick read. I wanted the story to be longer since I enjoyed it so much, but as they say in the theater, leave the stage with the audience wanting more. The strategy certainly worked for this novel. A recommended read.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60196484
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B7S7SRFK/