Monday, August 10, 2020

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

We meet Simon and Daisy who had been married for a while and were desperate for a child.

They finally conceived, but when they try for a second child, Simon finds out that he is sterile.  Is Millie not his child? Did Daisy have an affair?

All these questions and insecurities have Simon drinking more and being absent more.  It also has him lying more than usual.  Will Daisy start to lie too?

Friends begin to notice his drinking and his and Daisy's marriage getting rocky so a friend suggests they renew their vows at a shared party since they both have the same anniversary.

Was this party the biggest mistake of their lives? As it turns out what happened after the party was the biggest mistake ever.

LIES, LIES, LIES was very slow moving until the party and then secrets started popping up.

If you can make your way through the slow buildup, LIES, LIES, LIES gets better, but it still dragged for me and didn't have me anxious to get back to reading.

The characters are pretty much unlikable because of their habits, the way a few of them betray friends, and because of their secrets.  

Do we really know who’s lying? Do the characters really know what is the truth and what isn’t?

Be aware there is domestic violence and alcohol abuse in this book. 3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.