All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Lies beautiful people tell.
I read and enjoyed Peter Swanson’s 2021 title, Eight Perfect Murders. The threads from classic murder mystery plots were so delightful that, I was hoping for another intricately plotted novel. I opted for All the Beautiful Lies, but this title was not what I expected or hoped for.

This thriller reminded me of Ruth Ware/Paula Hawkins titles with unreliable narrators that rehashed the storylines a little too many times for my liking. So the well-developed mystery became more of a cheap quick thrill.

Perhaps I’ll try Rules for Perfect Murders, which was released in 2020, and hints at being a little more of a thinking mystery than a thriller.