Laura, Mia and Janie are three perfect liars but the truth will always come out.
Laura has completed her maternity leave and is returning to her job at Morris and Wood, an advertising firm. She’s not impressed to find Mia still sitting at Laura’s desk on her first day back to the office. Laura had hired Mia on a temporary basis to cover her mat leave and she fully expected Mia to be gone on her first day back. Instead Mia is not only still sitting at Laura’s desk but she has finagled a permanent job at the firm and has also poached Laura’s biggest client. Now Laura is determined to uncover what Mia is so desperate to hide.
The other liar in this story is Janie, the wife to Harry Wood who is the owner of the advertising agency. Janie has given up her prestigious, lucrative job as a Barrister to be a full-time stay at home mom to their two children. Things are not always as they seem and Janie is also hiding from the truth.
When an arson fire burns down the advertising agency one evening, fingers are pointed at these three women. Did one of them set the fire, and if so, which one and why?
I enjoyed this story and I felt that the author did a good job of keeping me guessing right to the end. One thing the novel really made me think about was with respect to the storyline of Laura trying desperately to get her biggest client back from Mia. At the end of it all, it made me wonder if sometimes we fight so hard for the win not necessarily because we want it so badly, but because we don’t want the other person to have it.
Thank you to Netgalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.