#BookReview of Our Little lies by Sue Watson @suewatsonwriter @kimthebookworm @bookouture

Posted October 12, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

#BookReview of Our Little lies by Sue Watson @suewatsonwriter @kimthebookworm @bookouture

Our Little Lies by Sue Watson
Published by Bookouture on October 11 2018
Genres: Thriller, Psychological
Pages: 347
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How far would you go to protect your perfect life?

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family.

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it,
, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing – she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself by excelling at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career when she married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

It’s almost by accident that Marianne starts to learn more about Caroline. But once started, she can’t stop, because what she finds makes her wonder: is the question she should be asking not ‘should she be jealous’, but... ‘should she be scared?’

Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go, who are looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller with a final twist to put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.

Well wasn’t this just a little thriller! This is my first experience with Ms Watson and I hear this is her first thriller too! Well, aren’t we lucky especially with this intense book! 

I loved that this is another book I have read where we have a seemingly, dare I say, perfect family on the outside and behind closed doors well it is a completely different story. In this story, it is Marianne, a woman who can not do anything to make her husband Simon happy. He just wants to show off his wife and children. Simon, well DOUCHE is what I think of him! I really can’t understand how he gets off acting the way he did! Shocking! Makes me so angry!!

However, as much as I love these domestic noirs I do get upset with the way women always get portrayed as good for nothing, someone to serve a man and then the physical side, the way they are treated. I know it happens in real life and it is harrowing but I hate the way it is portrayed in books. It makes me so sad and angry at the same time. It is, however, very now I feel with the #metoo movement, and yes it makes for some heightened reading.

I questioned the motives and the behaviour of one character, I mean seriously what was I reading? Could they really be like this or was it a complete red herring? Well find out yourself and tell me what you think!

Who the hell is Caroline?

Well once you get past the build up and the scene setting you need to hold on to your hats…..literally! You just can not see where we were going with this story, and shockers of all shockers, I mean a clanger is dropped and I did not know how to deal with it! Well, I did, I carried on reading! 

This was a furious page-turner for me, I had to know what I was reading, I had to know what the truth was! It had me gripped, I couldn’t and didn’t want to put it down. I love books that make you feel like this and get you invested in the storyline where you feel like that you can affect the plot just by reading it! 

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*Thank you so much to Kim at Bookouture and the author Sue Watson for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

About Sue Watson

Sue Watson was a journalist then TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked. 

She’s now written thirteen novels – many involving cake – and her books have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating while eating cake (for research purposes), and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.

Sue explored the darker side of life for her latest book ‘Our Little Lies,’ a dark, psychological thriller completely devoid of cake. She’s hoping this change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.

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