Our Little Lies by Sue Watson @suewatsonwriter @bookouture #bookreview #pubday

Happy busy Thursday!
Excited to share with you today my review for this thrilling thriller! A huge thank you to Kim for my invitation and to Sue Watson for her dark story🖤
Our-Little-Lies-KindleMarianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.
Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.
Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.
In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.
It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but… ‘should she be scared’?

Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller, with a final twist that will put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.

My Thoughts

All that glitters is not gold…

Marianne has the perfect life, the perfect husband, the perfect children, the perfect townhouse… if you are a regular reader of the psychological thriller genre then you well know that everything or nothing is as it appears to be… but even Marianne has her head in the sand for the first 40% of this book… but then again ignorance is bliss!

The first 40% of this book really sets up the story, revealing to us the reader what a controlling, narcissistic, abusive, douche that Simon is! As someone who was married to a narcissist for many years I truly did feel for Marianne, abuse is a vicious cycle especially when you are in a bit of denial…. One day another woman’s name unintentionally slips from Simon’s lips, Caroline… but it’s not just the name, it’s how Simon says it the name lingering on his lips… Who is Caroline to Simon? Marianne is determined to find out, and determined to let nothing interrupt her perfect life…. but should Marianne be jealous, Or scared?

This was a compelling story about the Dark side of human nature… Marianne was a sympathetic yet frustrating character, I wasn’t always on board with her… Simon was simply a monster, and you really wanted justice to prevail in the end…. this book was a crazy twisted ride with an unexpected turn in the end…

Sue Watson is a beloved romance author and this is her first psychological thriller, and I have to say she has made a successful transition… something I personally think romance authors do better than others is character development, and that really did shine through in this book… even though the characters weren’t necessarily terribly likable, Although some of the best books are filled with unlikable characters! A job well done, and I certainly hope this is not Sue Watson’s last thriller…

*** thanks so much to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

Sue Watson Pub PictureAbout the author: 

Sue Watson was a journalist then TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.
She’s now written thirteen novels – many involving cake – and her books have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating while eating cake (for research purposes), and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.
Sue explored the darker side of life for her latest book ‘Our Little Lies,’ a dark, psychological thriller completely devoid of cake. She’s hoping this change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.
For more info visit Sue’s website; http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/
Sue would love to meet you on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/suewatsonbooks

Follow Sue on Twitter @suewatsonwriter

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That’s all folks! Berit☀️✨

17 thoughts on “Our Little Lies by Sue Watson @suewatsonwriter @bookouture #bookreview #pubday

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  2. Great review, Berit! So glad you enjoyed this one. I am currently reading it and in the 40% part of the book so pretty much frustrated with Marianne at the moment but can’t wait to see how the story will progress. Your review has gotten me very excited about the coming twists.


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