Friday, 24 June 2016

After the Lie by Kerry Fisher

After the Lie

From Goodreads

An addictive and gripping read about love, life and living a lie.

One little lie can make one big difference …

Lydia has the ‘right’ kind of friends, her children are at the ‘right’ kind of school and she’s married to the ‘right’ sort of man – kind, steady, reliable Mark. Her wedding business is flourishing and even though she is at loggerheads with her mother, she couldn’t ask for anything more from life.

But the truth is that Lydia has been lucky. She has been living a lie for years and Mark has no idea who he is really married to. But nothing lasts forever and the past has a funny way of catching up with the present. When the person who knows all of Lydia’s dark little secrets turns up at the school gates, his presence threatens to blow Lydia’s life apart.

What is Lydia’s terrible truth? Once the secret is out, you can’t put it back …

A powerful and heartbreaking story, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jane Green.

My thoughts

My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review. A very solid 4 stars or 8/10.

This is the first book that I've read by this Author.  This was a gripping well written story that had me hooked.  At the heart of this story is an event that happened in the past and has been brushed under the carpet a little.  A web of lies has been woven around this event.  Unfortunately, events and lies have a way of coming back to bite you on the arse when you least expect it.

Lydia and Mark have been married for several years and have a family together. Do any of us actually know the person we are marred to properly? None of us know completely what our partners have been through in their lives before becoming a couple. For Lydia and Mark, there past is going to collide with the present. It's surprising how often our often the past can be replicated in the present.

I have too admit that I felt sorry for Lydia in this story. I felt that events in her past that had happened, she'd had very little control over at all. It's surprising at times how much influence other people can have over us.

A great mix of secrets, lies, betrayal, family relationships and relationships in general.

Looking forward to reading another book by this author. If this one is anything to go by, I have big hopes for my next read. 

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