Adele Parks is one of my all-time favourite authors and it seems I’m not alone as she has clocked up seventeen bestsellers to date! It goes without saying that her latest release Lies Lies Lies was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 and the wonderful folk at HQ gifted me my very own copy so many thanks to them. Today I’m thrilled to be able to discuss my thoughts on Adele’s newest bestseller, I hope you enjoy reading my full review.
About The Book
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.
Daisy and Simon’s marriage has seen it’s fair share of ups and downs over the years including a long fertility struggle which culminated in the miracle birth of their beautiful daughter Millie six years ago. Now seemingly the couple have it all, but their ‘perfect’ life is overshadowed by Simon’s love of a drink or two.
Daisy is trying her hardest to keep up appearances with their friends and family, but the cracks are starting to become harder to paper over. However, that becomes near impossible when Simon makes a devastating discovery that sees him launch head first into a spiral self destructive behaviour that comes to an abrupt end when the pair are involved in a tragic accident. Suddenly thrust into a living nightmare will the truth finally be revealed and can their marriage survive the revelations to come?
This domestic thriller had me hooked from the very start with Adele’s easy writing style that helped move the story on at such a fast pace. It’s very cleverly written to drip feed vital pieces of information throughout so that I often felt I had the story all sewn up before Adele threw a spanner in the works, shocking me at every turn right until the final page. I don’t want to say too much more for fear of spoilers as this is definitely a book I recommend going into without too much knowledge to allow you to enjoy the full impact of the shocks, surprises and revelations that are revealed along the way.
The character’s in this book are written to perfection and whilst they weren’t all likeable were written honestly, flaws and all, which always helps bring them to life for me. I absolutely loved everything about this book which kept my interest pique throughout and had me literally sitting on the edge of my seat as it reached it’s climax. However, it does deal with some rather hard hitting subjects including addiction, depression and sexual violence, which whilst handled sensitively should be noted as trigger warnings if you are interested in reading this book.
Lies Lies Lies is another triumph from Adele Parks and one of my new favourite reads from her. I eagerly await her next offering now as her books just seem to get better and better!
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. She’s been an ambassador for The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa Book Awards, and is a keen supporter of The National Literary Trust. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.