Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller, with a final twist that will put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.
All that glitters is not gold…
Marianne has the perfect life, the perfect husband, the perfect children, the perfect townhouse… if you are a regular reader of the psychological thriller genre then you well know that everything or nothing is as it appears to be… but even Marianne has her head in the sand for the first 40% of this book… but then again ignorance is bliss!
The first 40% of this book really sets up the story, revealing to us the reader what a controlling, narcissistic, abusive, douche that Simon is! As someone who was married to a narcissist for many years I truly did feel for Marianne, abuse is a vicious cycle especially when you are in a bit of denial…. One day another woman’s name unintentionally slips from Simon’s lips, Caroline… but it’s not just the name, it’s how Simon says it the name lingering on his lips… Who is Caroline to Simon? Marianne is determined to find out, and determined to let nothing interrupt her perfect life…. but should Marianne be jealous, Or scared?
This was a compelling story about the Dark side of human nature… Marianne was a sympathetic yet frustrating character, I wasn’t always on board with her… Simon was simply a monster, and you really wanted justice to prevail in the end…. this book was a crazy twisted ride with an unexpected turn in the end…
Sue Watson is a beloved romance author and this is her first psychological thriller, and I have to say she has made a successful transition… something I personally think romance authors do better than others is character development, and that really did shine through in this book… even though the characters weren’t necessarily terribly likable, Although some of the best books are filled with unlikable characters! A job well done, and I certainly hope this is not Sue Watson’s last thriller…
*** thanks so much to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
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That’s all folks! Berit☀️✨