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?’
This book is an ingenious and compelling read. It is a domestic drama which is a slow burner to begin with. However, I would still recommend reading as it is a gripping read once it gets going.
The characters are well described and very believable. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller of the domestic lifestyle.
As Sue Watson’s first psychological thriller I was intrigued and look forward to reading more.
The question I need to ask is …… Just where do Bookouture get these lovely authors with such dark minds?
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sue Watson for the opportunity to read and review this novel prior to publication.
- TITLE: Our Little Lies
- AUTHOR: Sue Watson
- PUBLISHER: Bookouture
- PUBLICATION DATE: 11 October 2018
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Watson was a journalist then TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.
She’s now written thirteen novels – many involving cake – and her books have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating while eating cake (for research purposes), and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.
Sue explored the darker side of life for her latest book ‘Our Little Lies,’ a dark, psychological thriller completely devoid of cake. She’s hoping this change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.
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