"Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept-dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured."
--Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another...
Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other's deepest secrets. They wouldn't have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change.
Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie's wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend's husband might still be alive today...
For, of course, it's not the last lie. In fact, it's only the beginning...
Seven Lies is Jane's confession of the truth--her truth. Compelling, sophisticated, chilling, it's a seductive, hypnotic pageturner about the tangled, toxic friendships between women, the dark underbelly of obsession and what we stand to lose in the name of love.
There are unreliable narrators and then there's Jane Baxter, the self-proclaimed prevaricator who anchors the pseudonymous Kay's debut, an electrifying psychological thriller. Speaking with eerie calm to a listener whose identity will only be revealed in the chilling penultimate twist, Jane spins the story of how the friendship she forged at 11 with polar opposite Marnie Gregory "She is light where I am dark" mutates over two decades into an obsessive, jealously defended lifeline she would do anything to preserve. Just how dark the perennially anxious young woman is capable of being becomes apparent as she charts the course of the pair's relationship from halcyon post-university days sharing a South London flat through the point where their trajectories start to diverge. Blindsided by tragedy, Jane finds her world shrinking at the same time Marnie is succeeding as a food blogger and cooking video star. And then there's Marnie's romance with a wealthy, self-important man Jane instantly loathes. But she doesn't dare tell Marnie how she feels for fear of destroying the friendship she craves more desperately than ever, instead taking the first step onto the slippery slope of deceit. Even readers who suspect where the story is heading should brace themselves for a wild and surprising ride. Kay, a British publishing professional, is off to an impressive start.
Interesting. Disappointed n the ending tho.
Oohhh, it’s a good one!
Suspense, intrigue and in no way typical. Very well written with characters you can relate to and maybe even empathize with