Saturday, 14 January 2017

Books Read: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

She thought they had a perfect marriage….
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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You think you have the perfect marriage, so what do you do when news of an airplane crash brings everything you thought to be true down about you.  That is the situation that Iris finds herself in when she hears about the crash but her relief that it's not her husband Will's flight, he was going to Orlando for a conference not Seattle, soon turns into a living nightmare when news breaks that Will's name was on the flight manifesto of the doomed flight.

Not believing the news Iris is determined to prove that it was not Will on that flight but her every attempt to get answers from Will seem to hit a brick wall as she's unable to contact him leaving her with so many unanswered questions.  But it would appear that this is just the tip of the iceberg and she's soon left wondering just how well did she really know the man she was married to for years as it would appear that he was not the person she thought he was.

You couldn't help but feel for Iris, her raw emotion poured from the pages as we follow her on her journey of discovery not knowing where it's going to take her or how it's going to end.  But at the same time I couldn't help but wonder how she, as a psychologist, could have been with this man for so many years and not seen the signs, surely they must have talked about their childhoods and the years before they met.

It's fair to say that The Marriage Lie certainly lived up to its title, nothing was as it seemed and leaves Iris not knowing where to go next or who to trust.  Each clue that is skilfully dropped in, along with the odd red herring, by the author just seems to lead to more questions rather than provide answers. Even though the 'twist' was pretty obvious quite early on, well to me anyway, this didn't detract from what proved to be a page turner of a read full of emotion, secrets and deception.  Kimberly Belle is a new author to me but I'll certainly be on the look out to read more books by her in the future.

I'd like to thank Alice Gearey at Midas PR for sending me a copy of The Marriage Lie to review.

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