Review: Three Little Lies
Title: Three Little Lies
Author: Laura Marshall
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: This is a fast paced mystery that will keep you guessing and keep you reading. I honestly couldn’t put it down. I had ideas about what was really going on and one of them ended up being right but I really wasn’t sure until the very end. I loved Ellen as a character and related to her. I couldn’t stand Sasha, though I’m pretty sure that was intentional on the authors part. This story is less a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat and more an unraveling of a mystery that has affected several lives. The story is told in alternating time periods and point of views, which got a little bit confusing at times. I had to stop a few times to figure when we were and who was talking. Overall this was really fast, easy read that I really enjoyed. If you like domestic thrillers and mystery definitely give it a try! Trigger warning – There is rape in this story so if that bothers you I would avoid it.
*I received this book from Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review*