Today, I’m so happy to be a tour stop on the blog tour for the Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks. Thank you MIRA for inviting me to participate.
Title: Lies Lies Lies
Author: Adele Parks
Published: August 2020, MIRA
Format: ARC E-copy, 384 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher
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.
My thoughts: Last year, I read I Invited Her In by Adele Parks and loved it. I knew I would be reading more from this author, so I was thrilled to be invited to be on tour for Lies Lies Lies and let me just say…this book also delivers on the psychological thriller front!
When a title involves the word lies, you know you going to be in for some secrets but I was not expecting the magnitude of what we get here. This book takes us on quite a ride and I loved every minute of it. It’s dark and it has characters that you love to hate – my favorite kind!!! – but it’s also the type of book that you just cannot walk away from. I was glued to the pages, wondering just where things were heading. I had my guesses but I never got to where it ultimately ended up.
The book is told from alternating perspectives of Daisy and Simon, who are married, and it is so addicting. The first part of the book sets things up and then the second part is where the lies just start coming out left and right. This is the type of book that you are going to need to make sure you have a huge chunk of time for because once you start reading it, you are not going to want to put it down.
I love reading books about flawed characters and this one has that in spades. As I already mentioned it has characters you love to hate and I always find that so appealing. Do they have any redeeming qualities? Perhaps but those qualities are few and far between. What’s interesting to note here is that it’s not our female character that is the alcoholic but the male character…that’s quite the spin on what we are used to and I loved that.
This book took me on quite a ride and the surprises kept coming right up until the very end. It grabs hold of you and never really lets up and I always love books like that. There really never was a lull in this book. I definitely recommend picking this one up and I know that I will be checking out Adele Parks back list while waiting to see what comes next from this very talented writer!
About the author: Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North-East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she’s had seventeen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages, including I Invited Her In. She’s been an Ambassador for 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, teenage son and cat.