October 11th 2018
How far would you go to protect your perfect life?
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 early, 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 it’s nothing – she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.
In the old days, she’d have distracted herself by excelling at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career when she 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 starts to learn more about Caroline. But once started, she can’t stop, because what she finds makes her wonder: is the question she should be asking not ‘should she be jealous’, but... ‘should she be scared?’
Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go, who are looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller with a final twist to put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.
Hello, my fellow friends readers and bloggers!
It’s a bright sunny November day here and I hope you are having a great time. Today I am reviewing one thriller debut from my favorite chicklit author Sue Watson. I absolutely adore her chicklit novels full of comfort food and happy endings. p.s. I always gain some weight while reading her novels with delicious cakes and other desserts. This is her first try in the thriller world, so I decided to give it a try.
This is a story about Marianne, a woman who has created the home from her dreams. Perfect house, perfect husband, perfect kids. From outside, everything looks perfect. But when you scratch under the surface, the truth is very different. It seems that her husband Simon, a respected cardio surgeon, is far from perfect. Nothing is good enough for him. Not even his own kids. Marianne’s choice never matters, his word has to be the last. So, year after year, Marianne has learned to walk on eggshells when he is around.
Then, one day it turns out that Simon has a mistress, a woman who works with him. And suddenly, Marianne finds her family threatened. But she has no proof, just the way the name “Caroline” sounds when he talks about her . She was wrong before. She once accused him for an affair when there was no affair at all. Could she be wrong again?
When I started to read this book, there were several ups and downs for me . A couple of times I started to read and a couple of times I left the book. I couldn’t stand the main character. I wanted to shake her and ask her “What are you doing?”. I’ve found her very weak as a main character. And then, BAM! The final 50% I finished in less than a day! What a twist! My jaw dropped to the floor! As the story continues, what seems like a boring start at the beginning, turns into an amazing plot twist that will leave you with your mouth open. I never expected that kind of ending the story. It really surprised me in a good way! After this, I believe that Mrs. Sue Watson has an excellent career in writing psychological thrillers. So, give this book a chance, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I know I was.