Thursday, November 1, 2018

Review: Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall

Three Little Lies
by Laura Marshall

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Two storylines going on at once, three girls in each.  Ellen, Sasha and Karina have been friends for awhile and when Sasha goes missing Ellen must go back to their past to see if it could be the reason why she has disappeared now.  

I love a book with two storylines and especially when you know why the characters overlap in each storyline from the beginning.  I like when the mystery is the mystery in the book, not how the stories will connect.  

For mystery books I judge them based on if I am satisfied by who the culprit is.  I was mostly satisfied by who dun it.  I think beyond that for this book it just felt petty.  It felt as though Ellen couldn't get past her feelings from high school and as her character is the main character I just had a few moments where I wanted to take her out of the book and tell her to grow up!  

After I finished this book, I read the reviews and many said that her other book Friend Request was layered and a great read, so I am excited that I already own it and hope to read it very soon.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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