Originally published: 25 January 2022

Genres: MysteryPsychological



A gripping psychological thriller on the bonds of friendship and the cost of breaking them, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger and the Spellman Files.

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?


Welcome to my book review blog! My name is Jay and I am excited to share my thoughts and opinions on the books that I read. For my first review, I will be discussing The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz. I found it to be a compelling and engaging read and I look forward to sharing my thoughts on it in more detail. Thanks for joining me on this literary journey!



Luna and Owen meet in college and form a strong bond. Their lives grow intertwined to the point where their love for one another exceeds that of their spouses. Luna will be found where Owen is, and Owen will be found where Luna is.


In college, when a friend of theirs is found dead on campus unexpectedly, Owen is a suspect. Owen and Luna are now neighbours and married to other people. Owen is a suspect once more after his wife is discovered dead. Are the two deaths related?


The two main protagonists' platonic bond is my favourite aspect of the book. That was refreshing because I'm sick of the "best friends turn into lovers" trope. What I also like about the book is how both of the mysteries were solved in believable yet unexpected ways.

 The abruptness of the switching timelines bothered me at times. These significantly delayed the book's pace.

The book was undoubtedly skilfully constructed, and the conclusion is satisfying to me. The Accomplice is a beautifully written book that has me eagerly anticipating whatever Lutz may publish next.

Overall, a really enjoyable read. 


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