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A chillingly unsettling psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins, Liane Moriarty , Shari Lapena and Clare Macintosh.Are you ready to question if everything in your life is really as it seems?When a plane crashes, Iris Griffiths watches the news unfold with horror…and then relief. Her beloved husband Will had just flown out from the same airport, but he wasA chillingly unsettling psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins, Liane Moriarty , Shari Lapena and Clare Macintosh.Are you ready to question if everything in your life is really as it seems?When a plane crashes, Iris Griffiths watches the news unfold with horror…and then relief. Her beloved husband Will had just flown out from the same airport, but he was on a different flight. So why is his name on the list of victims? Surely there’s some mistake – her husband would never lie to her. Would he? But wading deeper into the truth of her husband’s deception, Iris begins to think the unthinkable. Maybe she’s glad that he’s dead…...

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The Marriage Lie Reviews

  • Bibi
    2019-03-16 10:46

    **Spoilers**Until the 80% mark, this book was a solid 4/4.5 stars. Good plot, good characters, great pacing with a highly engaging prose. So why one star? We'll come back to that. It starts off with a plane crash, one in which Will Griffith had been a passenger. Will, you see, never should have been on that flight. In the aftermath of this tragedy, the grieving widow is confronted with a situation that indicates the marriage was based on mistruths. Will was far from who he said he was. I mean, the oh-shit-oh-no-he-didn't kind. Everything he'd ever told Iris about his past (or present) were lies. Iris- with help from her twin brother- sets out to get answers only to discover a sinister plan, one that could potentially make her an accessory to embezzlement, perhaps even lead to her demise. During this period, Iris has a great support system. The aforementioned brother, her parents, Evan the lawyer (who lost his wife and daughter in the crash). Then there was Corban, Will's gym buddy/friend who, surprisingly, had never met Iris. Corban is a tall, cover-of-a-magazine-handsome Black man.Turns out Corban was also the villain. A Black man as the psychotic, delusional, narcissistic criminal? The lone black male in an array of non-POC characters. The only black male character, not penned by an African-American writer, that I've ever seen in a mainstream book (Alex Cross aside). The message was cleverly constructed but it was one I easily deciphered. That Corban had his head blown to bits (while holding Iris hostage) was yet another message. Subliminal, yet it re-calibrates perception of the black man.Do you want to know why I gave this one star?I have 3 Black sons who, prior to moving to the US for college, had the biggest afros. Afros which they wore with pride while attending schools in England and France. Well mannered, articulate and kind boys.The minute they stepped on US soil, my sister plowed the afros to within an inch of their scalps. Out went any clothing with a hood. Should they leave school after 6 pm, they are not allowed to use any cab service except those we had pre-approved and even then, only with selected drivers.As Tall as they are, they know to avoid any behavior that could be misconstrued as menacing or threatening. Their hands must be visible while in public and the 3 must NEVER move as a group. No group trips to the mall, Burger King or whatnot. NEVER. Am I paranoid? Certainly.Initially, when we were introduced to Corban, I was beyond excited. Finally, a beautiful Black man as supporting cast, I said. I hope K. Belle doesn't make him the antagonist, I said. I spoke too soon.How terribly cliche, Ms Belle and what a shame that is.

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2019-03-20 10:43

    This book was the definition of suspense and compulsive reading. I didn’t want to put it down! As this was my first experience with a Kimberly Belle novel, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my Nana Book Bestie assured me it was a must read and I had to get my hands on it. As always, her recommendation didn’t disappoint and am happy to say I’m the newest member of the K-Belle Fan Club! After a few longer books, I was looking for something to be a quick, thrilling read that I could get through in the blink of an eye, and here it was!My greatest pleasant surprise was how much I connected with the characters in this story. Usually, when I’m reading psychological suspense, I enjoy the thrilling aspects but feel the character depth and development is lacking; not so here. The characters were diverse in gender, sexuality, and race, but without being so in a pushy, “I’m trying to be diverse” kind of way. I also loved how it felt I was along the journey with Iris; I kept wondering just where we would end up, and while I didn’t feel this book contained a large twist, I was grateful for that. Too many times I’ve entered into a book with my expectations hinged on one shocking moment, and this book was more reliably enjoyable. I found comfort in a “normal” ending as it caused me to focus on the characters and writing style in greater detail.If you are looking for a quick read that you simply can’t put down, I highly recommend picking up The Marriage Lie. It had all the components of a book to bust your reading slump and get into the groove of enjoying reading again. This is just a personal note, but I would LOVE to see a spin off book featuring Evan Sheffield and his personal journey after the events of TML. Also, I may have a slight book crush on him. Book Boyfriend Evan; it has a nice ring to it.

  • Kristin (KC)
    2019-02-21 06:58

    *3.5 stars*Ever wish that you just didn’t have to rate a book? That you could simply read it, ponder its significance, or lack thereof, and then…*gasp*…move on? For us avid reviewers here on Goodreads, that’s not really an option. We take our *job* very seriously, as we should, because there is an emptiness that lingers after finishing a book when we don't outwardly express our thoughts in some way. It can almost feel as though we didn't read the book at all…we become those trees, crashing down soundlessly in deserted forests. But sometimes it’s hard being critical, dammit. And not every emotion can be adequately explained or fairly measured through a limited band of stars. I’ll give it a shot, though, so my experience with this book doesn't friggen disintegrate. I’m giving this book three and half stars, but it’s a really GOOD three and a half stars! I loved the premise of this story, and the writing in the beginning did a tremendous job pulling me in. It was impressive and had me flipping those pages like the animalistic page-flipper I can sometimes be, dying to know what was going on and where all the suspense was leading. Lies, lies, lies…and then some more lies. That is the basis of this story. After her husband is killed in a plane crash, Iris learns that Will was not at all the man she thought he was. This book then becomes driven by Iris’s frantic chase of the truth, as she gathers shocking bits and pieces of her husband’s past and struggles to fit them all together.This story expertly poses the question: Can you truly know someone if everything they've ever told you about themselves is a lie? And then attempts to answer this question through a plot overflowing with doubt and suspicion. You will question the validity of everything, and it is addicting, to say the least. My qualms can best be expressed through a strange comparison of a beloved old game show I used to watch with my grandmother—The $10,000 Pyramid, with host, Dick Clark. I’m referring to the speed round at the end, when the winning pair of contestants guess at category titles listed on the pyramid. The answers typically go like this: "Things a mortician would say!"While reading, I felt as though every single character in this book could have been neatly pressed inside one of those golden triangles of stereotypes on that pyramid. The criminals did and said what you'd expect them to. The lawyer was a textbook case. The psychologist said everything you’d expect a qualified psychologist to say. The gay man fit the hollywood stereotype to a T. The pretty, popular girl in high school was as generic as they come… and I think you get the point. It felt like this author played strictly by the rules, not venturing too far outside the box while composing her cast of characters, and it didn't really seem as if the use of stereotypes was necessary to enhance this plot (as sometimes is the case). I know my complaint is pretty elaborate, but the thing is, I really did enjoy this read—namely the first half. The second half began to lose its spark a bit, but the first fifty percent or so was solid enjoyment. Then there’s the very ending…that final, tiny twist after the twist that sneaks in as quietly as a whisper, but changes the dynamic entirely. Kind of crazy—and I kind of loved it.A good read that I’d recommend to thriller seekers! (And possibly The $10,000 Pyramid show lovers?)

  • Elyse
    2019-03-08 12:47

    Audiobook..... "I can't take another moment of this parade of mourners" says Iris! Me Either!Iris is exasperating to listen to. "My Will"..."My Will"...."My Will"..... he is supposed to be in Orlando.... I'm exhausted listening to Iris repeat herself - whine like a two year old - be rude to everyone around her- ( yucky verbally rude). I just stopped caring about the story! Iris is a psychologist. Frightening! Just frightening!!! 2 stars FOR the same time I DO UNDERSTAND READERS ENJOYING THE PLOT... THE SUSPENSE...THIS BOOK. I was interested, too, but that whiny - repetitive voice of Iris's was too annoying. NOT LIKE THE IRIS I KNOW!!

  • Meredith
    2019-02-23 05:46

    Surprisingly good thriller about a widow determined to find out about her late husband’s mysterious past. Married to her husband Will for seven years, Iris couldn’t be happier. Her friends warn her that the seven year itch is approaching, but she and Will are still blissfully in love. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well when Will unexpectedly dies in a plane crash, Iris learns that the man she married was not the man she thought he was. She begins digging into her husband’s past and discovers there was a whole lot more to Will than she could have ever imagined. She begins questioning her entire marriage, and the more she discovers the more she learns about Will, the more she puts herself in danger.The Marriage Lie is a fast-paced, suspenseful, action-packed read filled with unpredictable twists and turns that kept me on my toes! I had low expectations for this book--I’m not exactly sure why, but I think the title turned me off and made me think that this was going to be a very different book than it actually was. The plot is a bit over-the-top, but since it was different than so many of the thrillers I have been reading lately, I was able to turn off my inner critic and immerse myself in the fun! I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway!

  • *TANYA*
    2019-02-22 07:37

    Although the story is not very original, it still had a few surprises. This book had my attention from the very beginning and kept it till the very end. I'm impressed, a very good read.

  • Norma
    2019-03-13 09:33

    Okay first off I am definitely all about how a book makes me feel while reading and after finishing it. The emotions can either be positive or negative doesn't matter it just has to make me feel something. Have you ever felt like you were just reading a book just to finish it? To be totally honest that is how I felt. It just seemed like I was just reading it and knew what was going to happen next. Although I did like the storyline and the characters which kept me interested enough to finish this book otherwise it was definitely a strange feeling for me!THE MARRIAGE LIE by KIMBERLY BELLE is a good domestic psychological thriller that had me pretty engaged and interested throughout the first half of this book. Then it fell a little bit flat as I could see where everything was headed and there were no real surprises for me along the way or even on the outcome. So with that being said I am pretty sure that is why it just wasn't a better read for me. KIMBERLEY BELL does deliver a well-written and interestingly enough read here but with typical characters. I did really like the premise of this story and needed some clarification on some of the events that transpired to keep me wanting to turn those pages to get to the ending. To sum it all up it was an interesting, slow-paced, suspenseful, quick and easy read with a satisfying and twist ending! Would I recommend if asked? Sure it was still mostly enjoyable!All of Brenda and my reviews can be found on our sister blog:http://www.twogirlslostinacouleereadi...

  • Julie
    2019-03-14 13:51

    The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle is a 2017 MIRA publication. Wow! The Marriage Lie is an outstanding domestic thriller that captured my attention from page one and never let go. Iris and Will are happily married, blissful, even, until Will leaves town on a business trip. As word trickles back to her that Will may have been on an ill-fated flight, Iris discovers her husband may not be the man she thought he was. As she peels away the layers of the foundation her marriage was built upon, one shocking revelation after another is unearthed, until Iris finds herself in deep trouble, unsure what or whom to believe or trust.Was Will on the plane that crashed? Could he still be alive? If so, why did he lie to her? Did Will place Iris in danger? The stories centered around double lives or big secrets revealed after the sudden death of a spouse has always drawn me into their web. This story, however, did not employ that slow, steady, atmospheric pacing some domestic or psychological thrillers use in these instances. This book charges from the gate and maintains a breakneck speed, but still captures that atmospheric tone that makes your spine tingle with the anticipation, knowing something truly sinister is afoot. The characters really stand out in this one. Iris’s emotional turmoil is palpable and felt truly genuine. The secondary characters are also well drawn and made a terrific supporting cast. I had heard good things about this book, but, I never imagined it would be this good. I highly recommend this one to fans of psychological thrillers/ domestic thrillers, or to anyone who enjoys a taut novel of suspense. 4.5 stars

  • ♡ Kim ♡
    2019-03-08 11:38

    Wow! This was one rollercoaster ride of a great book! In fact, I am still feeling the adrenaline rush of that last sentence. Most definitely one of my favorite books I have read this year!

  • Suzanne Leopold
    2019-02-22 06:32

    Iris Griffith always thought that her marriage to Will was secure. Together they are celebrating seven years of marriage and are trying to start a family. Will is a guest speaker in a business conference and leaves in the morning for Orlando. Later that afternoon, Iris is notified that her husband was killed aboard a plane that crashed enroute to Seattle. Grief stricken, Iris refuses to believe that Will is dead and is adamant that he never boarded that flight.As the days pass, Iris still cannot belive that Will would lie about his travel plans. She decides to investigate herself to find out the truth. Iris begins to uncover inconsistencies in Will’s past and feels betrayed. Along the way, she meets a friend of his that he has never mentioned. As her journey continues, she learns much more about Will’s past and clues are revealed. This psychological thriller is an addictive read because of the gradual momentum that builds throughout the story. The characters introduced are engaging and I was not sure who to trust. It was quite the page turner!$3.99 digital platforms 3/11

  • Mackey St
    2019-02-24 10:39

    The Marriage Lie is a definite thrill ride, a truly great page turner! This is the first book that I've read by Kimberly Belle so I wasn't sure what to expect; I can definitely say it won't be the last book of hers that I read! Yes, it is another story of a wife who finds out secrets that her husband kept from her. Yep. I know. At least this time she doesn't have amnesia in the process!! The difference with this book is how well it is written, how quick paced the dialogue flows, how much the characters resonate with you and how personable they are. The MC has a group of people who support her - her family, a twin brother, a good friend whom she actually can trust, and you feel that she is a real person in a very real situation unlike many stories where every single person is just a bit on the insane side and coming out with a hidden agenda. As the story progresses you know, just know, that there cannot be a "happy ending" for this gal and you want there to be one. It can't happen and yet I have to say that never in a million years did I suspect the ending that we got. Never. Ever. And it was perfect. I felt so incredibly satisfied as a reader and as a woman. I wanted to do fist pumps in the air and I am not a fist pump in the air kind of a person! Yeah.... I definitely recommend this book. It's fast paced, easy to read and something that you will enjoy especially by the beach in the summer time. Go for it!

  • Lisa
    2019-03-13 06:30

    The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle was a fast paced suspense thriller that kept me engaged right from the get go, but my rating isn't going to be a 5 will tell you why?Although the premise was an original concept I just thought the ending left me a bit flat I was saying to myself that it could have packed a bit more punch, that's not to say I didn't like it which I did.Will & Iris Griffiths are happily married have good jobs & nothing could tear them apart, until a plane crash changes their lives forever. Iris gets a call that she doesn't want to hear her husband Will is dead, Iris doesn't believe it for one second as he was supposed to be somewhere else.Its not until she gets a call from a woman at Liberty Airlines that reality sets in she is totally inconsolable but she finds another man named Evan who also lost his wife & children, together they find out that Will had some dealings in embezzlement & he wasn't the man she had married.Iris who is beside herself about losing will looks into Will's past she finds a lot of inconsistencies this chills her to the core & sets out to find the truth.then she also enlists the help of her brother Dave which makes for a really good plot he is so devoted to Iris he won't stop till he finds the truth, its not until he finds out about Corbin Hayes who was his friend from the gym that things start to heat up, Iris then receives text messages saying its from Will BUT HOW CAN IT BE WHEN WILL IS SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD!!What happens from now on is one big cat & mouse game to find out the truth!!Really enjoyed this one . 3.5 stars

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-13 13:49

    The audiobook version of this novel was great, the storyline and writing had me invested and the writing flowed nicely. A book about the ramifications of building a marriage on a bed of lies and the consequences of that. A few nice surprises along the way to keep the suspense and the pages turning. Also loved the ending!

  • Mary Kubica
    2019-03-14 05:40

    After her husband's mysterious death, Iris Griffith begins to investigate whether her husband, Will, is the man she thought she knew, bringing her from Atlanta to Seattle as she tries to uncover his secretive past. A taut story with plentiful twists and turns, THE MARRIAGE LIE is a wild ride. Thanks to MIRA Books for an early copy of the novel.

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2019-03-13 08:47

    Wow- I can't. I can't. I CAN'T LISTEN ANYMORE!!I may look for the written version sometime, but this book is terrible on audio. Iris, with her whining, crying and oh my gosh...uh-uh, nope..

  • Jilly
    2019-02-19 12:54

    The problem with a book that are about a super happy couple who have a great marriage and then one finds out that everything was a lie is that it is a little on the depressing side. Jilly's not a fan of depressing.Jilly likes funny, sarcastic, romantic, ass-kicking, paranormal, bloody, and twisty, but not really depressing.So, why did Jilly read this? Because she is obviously losing her mind, which should be clear by the way she is referring to herself in the third person.

  • Tulay
    2019-02-27 13:48

    Psychological thriller.Really enjoyed this book, in some parts became long and boring. Every character in this story has problems but you couldn't help yourself to like them. Romantic thrillers not my kind of books, this one was suggested to me, glad I read it. Answered all the questions at the end, surprising ending was shocking. Yes I would have done the same thing, but before...

  • Wendy
    2019-03-12 12:41

    Unputdownable! A page turning psychological suspense by a new to me author.

  • Mandy
    2019-03-04 08:37

    Omg that ending!!!! Ugh I wanted that to be a little different that’s why this is only a 4 but I couldn’t put this book down.Iris and her husband Will are happily married until one day Will flies out on a job assignment and his plane goes down. Iris is heartbroken and beside herself. But then weird things begin to happen. Things that don’t add up and she finds herself searching for who her husband really was. Was her marriage an entire lie? Who was the man she married?With the help of her brother and a lawyer friend she starts to piece some of these things together until someone finds out she is and wants her dead, too. It can’t be Will, he’s dead but is it someone from his past back to get her? And why? Definitely a psychological thriller but man I wanted that ending to be different! This story was full of all kinds of surprises and makes you question who was lying and what was the truth. Would highly recommend this!

  • Mo
    2019-03-13 11:38

    3.5 Stars.A page turner to be sure but the ending left me feeling a bit deflated and frustrated. I needed more. "What's in Seattle? Besides rain and Starbucks and too much plaid, I mean."The following quote on Amazon/Goodreads is a bit misleading ... I'm sorry, it wasn't that shocking or twisted. "Shockingly twisty, destined to become 2017’s most talked about psychological thriller!"I know I am maybe nit-picking but the blurb and rave reviews led me to believe that this would be absolutely riveting. And for the most part it was. Just that ending. Didn't get it. Didn't get his reasons or rationale."The heat, the traffic, those damn theme parks everywhere you look."This one is for you Karen.I think I am getting very fussy in my old age with my reading. I want a book to WOW me. I don't want to be underwhelmed by it. I have read 8 books so far this year and most of them have been only OK.

  • Nomuh
    2019-02-23 10:43

    *Spoiler Free*You can check this review with more details on my blog (x)I’m currently accepting books to review: more info here (x)My rating: 2.5 out of 5 I’m sad that this book didn’t live up to my expectations. I was really excited with the synopsis since December when I knew this was coming out soon and when I finally got it in the mail in January I made it a priority.Unfortunately, I was disappointed.The book starts in a very romantic way and if you know me I like to read romantic books when they are written in a way that pleases me. This was not the case. I was just wishing and wishing for this part of the book to be over because it was too cheesy.Fortunately my wishes were heard and the book started to become very interesting, leaving me curious with every single page. Still, that feeling was destroyed when the story became predictable and took a route that I did not expect or liked.A little bit past the second half of the book I became bored and the main character, Iris, was also becoming annoying and repeating the same thoughts over and over again. It was also frustrating to see her push aside obvious clues that could have made her reach the truth faster.By this time, I was also convinced that there was something in the writing style that I disliked and I discovered that it was the amount of steriotypes that the writer presented us with, whether in main or minor characters. With this I mean that the writer made certain observations (as Iris point of view) that I considered ignorant and retrogressive.The only reason I didn’t give this book a lower rating was due to the ending which seemed rushed but was also like fresh air after some frustrating pages.This had the potential to be so much better. It had amazing moments but everything started to crumble towards the second half of the book and I’m sad that this turned into a boring and frustrating experience.

  • YC
    2019-03-14 08:37

    I rolled my eyes too many times reading this book, that my eyes rolled out of my head.

  • Susan Peterson
    2019-03-07 12:54

    The first word that popped into my head after reading this book was "Wow"!!! Kimberly Belle weaves a masterful story, full of suspense and heart-pounding moments, but with an emotional, tender touch. Iris Griffith's husband Will, is killed in a plane crash headed to Seattle; except that Iris thought he was on his way to Orlando. As Iris deals with the death of her beloved husband, she is caught up in a whirlwind of lies and betrayals. Iris no longer knows who to trust or what to believe as her husband's deep secrets and well-hidden past throw her into a tailspin. The Marriage Lie is a mesmerizing story, filled with characters who are multi-layered; loving and dangerous; trustworthy and dishonest; and the reader never knows which is which on this roller coaster of a ride!

  • Tooter
    2019-03-20 12:43

    3.5 Stars

  • Alexis Nascimento
    2019-03-21 09:56

    I had REALLY high hopes for this book, given the 5 star reviews found everywhere on GoodReads. While it was good, I wouldn't call it outstanding. The main character is annoying, and quite dumb at times. The story felt underwhelming until the very end, which was a nice twist, but not enough to save the book. I'd pass.

  • Malia
    2019-02-25 05:48

    I have had this book for ages, and for some reason or other, always decided on something else. I don't want to say my instinct was right to avoid it, because it's not a bad book, but it's not very original either. I was entertained, I should say, and the story moved fairly quickly. Maybe my mistake was listening to the audio version, which had a less than excellent narrator. I have never been further into Georgia than the Atlanta airport, but I wonder what Georgians would make of her accent. Is it accurate? It felt contrived, or simply badly acted, so I'd be curious. That aside, the plot as engaging, even if it was pretty easy to guess the outcome. I read a lot of crime fiction, and lately I am finding it harder and harder to find a book that really stuns and surprises me. Any recommendations are welcome! Anyway, decent book, bad narration. I would probably give it a skip.Find more reviews and bookish fun at

  • Liz Barnsley
    2019-02-22 08:53

    Another day another psychological thriller (there is a reason we love them) and The Marriage Lie was a good one. Exploring as often these things do the secrets that we keep and how we can never truly know the person next to us, The Marriage Lie follows Iris as she discovers that perhaps her husband was not so perfect after all..Starting with a plane crash in which it is claimed Will died, Iris in her grief just cannot accept that – especially as he was not supposed to be on that flight but a completely different one. Turns out though that Will was keeping secrets from Iris…and off we go on a journey of twisty turny discovery.I liked this one for several reasons – it was fast and believable, our main protagonist determines to find out the truth and actually takes steps to do that, the plot rocks along and is utterly gripping. I read it in two immersive sittings and although I did have a clue about the outcome I was never entirely sure, Kimberley Belle keeps things randomly unpredictable and holds the attention.I liked Iris as a character, she was easy to get behind and The Marriage Lie as a whole was a highly satisfying read. With what I thought was a great finale.Definitely recommended for fans of this genre.

  • Cleo Bannister
    2019-03-12 09:52

    Well once again the premise of this book is intriguing. Imagine finding out your devoted husband has died in a plane crash, only he wasn’t supposed to be on a trip to Seattle because he is attending a conference as a key speaker in Orlando. That’s what happened to Iris when just that morning they’d snuggled in bed and planned on having a baby. After being married for seven years you’d think Iris knew all the big things about Will but when she tries to work out how he was on that flight she realises how little she knew.I’m not going to say too much more about the plot, I’ll let you discover for yourself what Iris uncovers and the real reason why Will wasn’t where he’d said he’d be, and it’s a thrilling journey. The plotting is superb with plenty of twists and turns right from the beginning to the very last page and along the way we meet some interesting characters.Poor Iris is suffering from grief for the man she thought she’d married along with a burning desire to find out who her husband really was. For all the conflicting emotions she comes across as a credible character, although perhaps she should have asked some of those questions before she married Will, he seemed so perfect and he’d had a tragic early life so of course she didn’t want to open old wounds.Iris’s family were lovely, the fussy mother and her twin brother Dave who doesn’t hesitate to help her find out exactly who Will was, where he came from and what he was doing in Seattle, were particular favourites of mine. They were realistic, all the more so because behind them all stood the solid father, quietly managing the inevitable overspill of emotion. Together this wonderful family unit highlights how little Will had, apart of course from Iris.Iris and Dave go to Seattle to follow in the footsteps of the deceased Will and one of the things I loved about this book was the bond between the siblings. It isn’t unusual to read about sisters in books but I realised how rarely brothers feature, unless to act as a bit of muscle or the odd snarl here and there. This was an authentic sibling relationship which mirrors the genuine pleasure the pair gained from each other’s company, even in this the weirdest, and saddest of situations.As with so many of these psychological thrillers this is a book to put time aside for and enjoy the ride with all its high points and shocking moments, trying to discern the sneaky red herrings whilst pondering how some of the things you are reading can possibly be resolved in a realistic manner. Now I’m not going to pretend that there aren’t a few coincidences, a bit of trickery to smooth out some bumps, that is only to be expected but on the whole I was convinced by much of this book because of the characters, they really behaved as real people do. Some were straightforward and some much less so – don’t worry you will recognise them when you meet them… eventually.I was delighted to receive a proof copy of this book from the publishers Harper Collins UK via Midas PR who have supplied me with so many good books in 2017. The Marriage Lie will be published on 29 December 2016 so keep some of that Christmas money aside to treat yourself to a great book to start 2017.

  • Carolyn
    2019-03-12 05:49

    I had high hopes for this book from its many high ratings. It started with an intriguing concept and the suspense was good at the beginning. Then the plot became overwrought and ridiculous. The wife kept reminding us that she was a psychologist but failed to show much constructive thinking and was overly dependent on others. She came across as immature. I struggled with the book until the end, but angry at myself for doing so. Too much repetition and cliches,and for me the story became too unbelievable and did not raise any sympathy for the characters. Good twist right at the end though.

  • Laura Rash
    2019-03-07 09:54

    Holy crap!!! What a crazy ride this book is! Twists & turns in the plot that don't end til the very last whopper of a sentence! My mind was completely blown! I believe this is the best book yet by Belle & I loved it!