Title: The Accomplice
Author: Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Page Count: 355
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.
Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible—Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen—and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle.
They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying.
The Accomplice brilliantly examines the bonds of shared history, what it costs to break them, and what happens when you start wondering how well you know the one person who truly knows you.
The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz is a mystery/thriller standalone novel. The story in this one is one that has multiple points of view and takes place in two different timelines, one in the past and a ‘current’ timeline in 2019.
Luna Grey and Owen Mann are the best of friends and have been since they met in college. People have always questioned if Luna and Owen are a couple but that is one line they have never crossed always being there for one another through thick and then.
Things take a horrible turn for Luna and Owen though when Luna stumbles across the dead body of Owen’s wife. Owen’s wife has been brutally murdered and left for dead and with all eyes on Owen and Luna during the investigation will their past come back to haunt them?
The whole time I’m reading The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz I can’t get the thought out of my head….
What in the heck did these two do? What secrets would we unbury in the past, what about the present? As the pages flew by I couldn’t help but become completely invested in the characters and the story. The story flowed well between the timelines and with the changes in the point of view as I devoured it to get to the truth.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the six books in the Spellman series, Heads You Lose (with David Hayward), How To Start A Fire, The Passenger, and The Swallows. Her latest offering is The Accomplice, coming January, 2022 from Penguin Random House.
Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor’s degree. Lutz spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. She lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.
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