#BookReview The Marriage Lie by @KimberlySBelle @HQstories


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Iris and Will's marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers on this plane. 

Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will, she reluctantly accepts that he is gone. Still, Iris needs answers. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she receives will shock her to her very core.


Wow what a great read! I was in the mood for a page turner and this certainly didn't disappoint! The only thing I would say is that I think the blurb gives too much away!

At the start we get a view into Iris and Will's "perfect" marriage and immediately you just know that this is not meant to be. It's just too happy and too idyllic so it's no surprise really when things start to go haywire. What I loved about this book was how quickly things went haywire! There's no boring build up or endless character descriptions. Kimberly was really good at telling you just what you needed to know about the characters without using filler.

After an explosive start the pace does slow down a little but that was expected. It turns from a thriller into a mystery that slips out of every pore in the house. As a reader you're never quite sure if Will is dead or not. It really plays with your mind and keeps you turning the pages. I was so eager to see where it was leading as every time Iris found a new piece of information it gave her (and me) a totally different view of the man she married.

I wasn't a huge fan of the ending, it's quite abrupt but that's just personal choice. I prefer a more resolved ending but it didn't affect my enjoyment of the book.

The formula in The Marriage Lie is not unique but it was a quick read that I found really absorbing.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

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