Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.
Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.
Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.
In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.
It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but… ‘should she be scared’?
Wow and more wow! This novel got under my skin, big time. I had to stop and reflect more than once as I processed what was happening and the twist near the end – I was NOT expecting that! Thanks for the surprise. Just when I thought I had it all sussed.
As main character, Marianne, described what was happening while she got on with everyday life, I couldn’t help but feel incredibly tetchy for her. Suspicion after suspicion led her deeper down the rabbit hole, leaving me as the reader wondering exactly how she could possibly escape her predicament.
Our Little Lies is a fantastic psychological thriller. As a reader, I firmly felt the suffocating isolation that Marianne did and I think I need to take a short break to reflect before I pick another book up.
Amazing – expect it to mess with your head! The perfect reason to download and read it now.
Thanks so much for reading. 💟💟💟
Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.