“Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.
The sisters have been manipulated and controlled by the Keane Foundation for years, trapped in a never ending battle for survival. Now they have found allies who can help them truly escape. After faking her own death, Annie has joined a group that is plotting to destroy the Foundation. And Fia is working with James Keane to bring his father down from the inside.
But Annie’s visions of the future can’t show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia’s first love, Fia knows he’s hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other – but that may not be enough to save them.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578370-perfect-lies)
This was such a quick read that I was left wondering IF another book was truly necessary. I mean, why not make a longer stand-alone novel rather than splitting the story in two books. Of course, the cliffhanger at the end of Mind Games would have been totally pointless then.
Even though I read it in under two hours, it was a very intriguing read. The author made the choice to maintain the structure of Mind Games. In other words, this means that the book was split into two POVs and the timeline was jumbled. It was a bit confusing trying to keep track of what was happening when.
As for the characters, I liked how Annie was developed, especially given how her life has changed. She is no longer living a sheltered life and is forced to adapt to a new reality. Fia, on the other hand, seemed to get crazier and crazier as the story went on, especially with all those secrets she was keeping (what she did with James at the end, though, was a stroke of genius, in my opinion).
One thing that I sorely missed was some sort of recap of the events that transpired in Mind Games. I couldn’t remember anymore why the bad guy was the bad guy, for instance. Furthermore, allusions to events of Mind Games were totally lost on me, and I was left a bit confused.
All in all, it was a very nice read, well written and fast-paced.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5