Monday, September 3, 2018

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall

Three Little Lies 
by Laura Marshall 

When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. Then long-buried secrets resurface, Ellen realizes she may not know Sasha -- or what she's capable of -- at all.
2005: 17 year old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year's Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again.

2018: Now 30, Ellen and Sasha are still entwined in each other's lives and sharing a flat in London. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. She has gone missing like this before and the police won't take it seriously, but long-buried events in their shared past mean that Ellen has good reason to be frightened - not only for Sasha, but also for herself. Finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year's Eve twelve years ago puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.

❃❃Three Little Lies releases September 4th❃❃


Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Three Little Lies is more domestic suspense than edge of your seat thriller. It's also got a decent amount of courtroom drama and loads of secrets. Seems everybody has a secret, some big, some small, but all of them lead to the missing Sasha in one way or another. 
In all honesty, I tend to prefer the edge of your seat stories, but there was something about this one. Whether it's the writing style, the characters, the storyline, or a mix of all three, there's just something compelling about the story with its ever present tension and suspense just under the surface of it all. So, while it didn't keep me on the edge of my seat, and some things were rather predictable, the story still kept me turning pages to see how it would all play out. It's a tale of love, friendship, obsession, betrayal, broken trust, redemption, and a bit of justice. The story is very well written and this may be my first read by Marshall, but it won't be my last. 

❃❃ARC provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing

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