Lies Lies Lies
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER!
Lies Lies Lies, sometimes they come back to hurt you…
'Gripping, moving and elegantly written' Marian Keyes, No.1 bestselling author
‘Brilliantly twisty… also so insightful. A triumph’ Lucy Foley, No.1 bestselling author
Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it?
After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three.
And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.
In Lies Lies Lies, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall in a mesmerising tale of marriage and secrets.
Praise for Lies Lies Lies:
'Gripping, moving and elegantly written' Marian Keyes
‘Brilliantly twisty… but is also so insightful about human nature. A triumph’ Lucy Foley
‘Completely addictive… superbly drawn. Fabulous’ Ruth Jones
‘Brilliant, moving and deeply satisfying, Parks is the queen of the domestic dark side’ Veronica Henry
‘I devoured Lies, Lies, Lies… so engaging, well written. It is one of those rare books that earns the title, unputdownable’ Sally Hepworth
‘An utterly gripping, dark, addictive read, with characters so real, and an emotional punch so hard it left me a little winded. A brilliant page turner!’ Alice Feeney
‘I’m not going to lie! Adele Parks takes you straight into the heart of her characters. Her twists about human nature form the icing on the cake’ Jane Corry
‘Compelling and suspenseful’ Catherine Isaac
‘A gripping and unpredictable read hiding some deliciously dark secrets and lies’ OK!
‘The gripping, visceral portrait of the disintegration of a marriage take the didn’t-see-that-coming plot twist to new heights’ Heat
‘A sharply crafted tale … the ultimate read for fans of domestic noir’ Woman’s Weekly
About the author
Adele Parks was born in North Yorkshire. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she’s had eighteen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages. She’s an Ambassador for The National Literary Trust and The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.
In this engrossing novel from British author Parks (I Invited Her In), a multitude of lies swirls around the supposedly happy marriage of Daisy, a London primary school teacher, and Simon Barnes, an interior designer. Six years earlier, their family seemed to be complete with the birth of a daughter after a decade of trying to conceive and endless rounds of IVF failures. But Simon, who drinks to excess and "holds no truck with contentment," demands they try for a second child, no matter the financial or emotional cost, especially for Daisy. Simon's alcoholism spirals out of control, exacerbated when he learns it may be impossible for them to conceive. Soon, Simon is missing family events, staying out all night, and taking his anger out on Daisy. Then, Simon's behavior at their best friends' party results in a near fatal car accident. Much worse follows as a former friend of Daisy with a propensity for violence comes back into her life and drives Simon to murder. Simon's rage and Daisy's inability to control her life add to the story's believability. Despite neither spouse being easy to sympathize with, readers will find this sobering tale of how alcoholism affects family and friends hard to put down.