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“Nothing has felt right since she told the lie…”
‘The Perfect Lie’
by Karen Osman
Cover Reveal

Image for the cover reveal of 'The Perfect Lie' by author Karen Osman

Following the awarding to her of a lucrative three book contract by publisher Head Of Zeus, author Karen Osman has clearly been writing furiously, as the books have followed fast upon the heels of each other. With the help of the fantastic people at NetGalley, I have been keeping up with all the action and have been privileged to have been involved every step of the way, with blog tour extracts, cover reveals and guest posts.

With The Good Mother and The Home, already under her belt, today’s cover reveal of The Perfect Lie, completes the contract, but I sincerely hope not her association with HoZ.

I am looking forward to August 19th 2019, which is the date reserved for my spot on the Blog Tour!

Cover Image Of The Book 'The Perfect Lie' by Author Karen Osman


Cover Image Of The Book 'The Perfect Lie' by Author Karen OsmanNothing has felt right since she told the lie…

Claire Carmichael leads a charmed life. She has two beautiful sons, Jamie and Joshua, and a handsome and successful husband who loves her. She has been taught well by her mother – the most important thing Claire has is her good reputation.

He said, she said…

Even when she was in school, Claire had it all. She was clever, likable, and after passing the initiation tests, she was welcomed into the society of popular girls – The Queen Bees. So when a scandal threatened to ruin Claire’s reputation, the Queen Bees closed rank to protect her, no matter who else got hurt.

Never forgotten, never forgiven…

Claire may have moved on from her school days, but for one person who she hurt irreparably, those memories are as fresh as blood. And all it takes to reap their revenge, is ONE PERFECT LIE.


Image Of Author Karen Osman - 'The Good Mother'As an award-winning author, entrepreneur, luxury travel journalist and editor, Karen has lived the expat life for almost twenty years across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Originally from the United Kingdom, she has built an impressive enterprise combining her two passions: luxury travel and the English language.

Securing a three-book deal with UK-based Head of Zeus publishing house, following her win at the ‘Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016’, with her crime-thriller novel, The Good Mother, was the icing on the cake.

She was also included in 2017’s edition of ‘Ahlan’s Hot 100 People’, an accolade recognising the pioneers and game-changers shaping the UAE’s social and cultural landscape.

Karen founded niche communications company, ‘Travel Ink’ in 2011, providing content writing and strategy, public relations, social media, training, and translation services to hotels, airlines, and tourism establishments. In her role as Managing Director, she oversees a team of writers, editors, PR and social media consultants, to deliver quality content for exceptional results. As a testament to its success, ‘Travel Ink’ was shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards’ in two categories (Hospitality & Tourism and Communications), just one year after the company’s inception.

She has been recognised for her achievements in the areas of entrepreneurship, luxury travel, and the written word and has featured in various regional and international publications including: Hello!, Stylist, Forbes, The National, Ahlan!, and Gulf News, to name a few.

Karen also holds a number of note-worthy positions including: Travel and Tourism Chair Person for the British Business Group, writer and moderator for Arabian Travel Market, and Vice-President of the Kaizen chapter of Business Network International.

She lives in Dubai with her husband and two young sons.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Hmm! Not too sure the cover fits the synopsis … if that makes sense.

    Other than being slightly intrigued by the character that is Claire I’m really not too sure that this appeals to me. Still, never say never, I look forward to your stop on the tour when hopefully you’ll be reviewing it.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I can kind of see where you are coming from with the cover being a bit of mismatch with the premise, but if the scandal is what I am thinking it might be, then I can see where it might fit quite well – we’ll just have to wait and see!

      More speedy readers than I, have already started leaving ratings and comments on the popular sites, which have so far been very positive, so I have high hopes for when the book gets to the top of my TBR pile.

      Thanks for stopping by to take a look, it is always good to chat 🙂

  • I’m curious enough to want to know what the scandal is that threatens her reputation!

    It’s not a bad cover, but not one that particularly grabs me, either.

    • Hi Kelly,

      A couple of the early reviews are up on Goodreads and Amazon and one did almost confirm my own initial thoughts about the hidden scandal surrounding Claire, and the immediate and long-term consequences of actions that were taken many years ago.

      I have a feeling though that I am going to be taken on some journey before the end-game is revealed and I have no idea what that might be, so I am not going to read any further reviews … just in case someone lets it slip!

      Although, as I said to Tracy, I think the cover may have some relevance to the storyline, I have to admit that it might cause some confusion for the casual book browser searching for something new to read in the genre.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate the time you take to comment 🙂

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