Daisy and Simon’s marriage isn’t what it seems…
After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. They’re a happy little family of three.
So what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes—Daisy’s used to it. She knows he’s just letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And their happy little family of three will never be the same again.
In Lies, Lies, Lies, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in free fall in a mesmerizing tale of marriage and secrets.
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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.
Not sure how I feel about it
I struggled with this book. I hated the characters in the beginning, all of them, and then found the book boring and drawn out. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I would finish. But then the book took a strange turn (plot twist) and it got surprisingly really good at the end. Instead of hating some of the characters, I actually grew to like a few of them. Except 1.
I gave the 4 stars because it’s not that bad once it gets to the point. The ending will leave you pleased.
Surprising 5 Star
Picked this one up directly after reading “Verity” by Colleen Hoover. This was definitely a slow start in comparison, I was maybe 100-125 pages in before I couldn’t put it down. But once it got there… WOW! I loved how dynamic the secondary characters were and seeing Daisy and Simon develop, forgive, and come clean about their past lies was great. Definite 5 Star for me!