Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks
Release date: 5 September 2019
Back cover blurb: Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again. In Lies Lies Lies Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall in a mesmerising tale of marriage and secrets.
Lies, Lies, Lies, we all tell them, don’t we? Those little white ones when we want to get out of doing something, or are late for something, but don't want to reveal the reason why. Perhaps we are planning a surprise for a loved one ... or perhaps we are hiding something more complicated.
For some of us have much bigger secrets, and therefore much bigger lies to tell.
Lies of course, aren't always meant to deceive, and are sometimes told to shield those we love from getting hurt. The trouble with lies is that, you almost always get found out, and usually this brings more pain and hurt than you intended by shielding the truth in the first place.
Meet Simon and Daisy, a happily married couple, with a gorgeous 6 year old daughter Millie.
Daisy is happy with her lot, but Simon believes that they should try for another child to 'complete' their family. A trip to the fertility clinic, is one that Daisy doesn't really want to make, but she loves her husband, so decides to go along with it. To us the reader, this is the start of their happy marriage beginning to deteriorate.
Simon isn't always easy to live with. He is what is probably known as a 'functioning alcoholic', but this novel makes us question whether or not such a thing is even possible. After the trip to the clinic, Simon's drinking becomes steadily worse, but Daisy isn't worried, she knows how to handle it. Even if she doesn't like it.
That is until one night at a party that Daisy doesn't even want to go to. Their perfect lives suddenly spiral out of control and are changed forever, in a way that no one could have foreseen.
Lies Lies Lies is told in alternate points of view, and includes some familiar characters to fans to Adele's earlier novels. Not all that likeable, but all real and relatable, you will care about them, and their fate,whether you believe you should or not.
Regular readers of my blog will know, that I am a huge Adele Parks fan, but even I think she has surpassed herself with this novel. It is nothing short of amazing, and I will be recommending it to everyone!
Lies, Lies, Lies is available from 5 September 2019.
You can pre-order it now via Amazon online and all good book shops.