Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall Publication Day 9-4-18 @laurajm8 📚@felicityblunt @curtisbrown
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.
Sasha and Ellen are long time friends. In fact, as adults, they now share the same flat. They also share quite a twisted past that they don’t talk about anymore. Until…
Sasha disappears. According to the people in Sasha’s life, she’s done this before without warning so it doesn’t raise a huge red flag until Ellen suspects something is terribly wrong and involves the police.
After Ellen’s search for Sasha commences, their past comes hurling to the forefront of their lives and lie upon lie begin to surface. Sasha has many secrets. Secrets even Ellen didn’t know about.
The story begins the day Sasha moves in with her godparents Tony and Olivia and their two sons Daniel and Nikki. They move into a house across the street from Karina. Friends, Karina and Ellen gawk at the new family. They notice Sasha has a scar on her face. The reason? The first lie.
The remaining lies create a tangle of webs that will have you at the edge of your seat. Someone was thrown in jail, someone lied, someone covered that lie, and the accused has been set free after a decade. Who is he looking for? Was he truly guilty? If not, who is the real guilty party and how close is Ellen to figuring it all out before it’s too late?
We are huge fans of Laura Marshall. After reading and reviewing “Friend Request”, we knew we would love “Three Little Lies”! The only thing you may struggle with is what the three lies actually are because the lies seem to keep on coming!
Laura Marshall’s debut novel, FRIEND REQUEST, was a #1 e-book international bestseller and was shortlisted for both the Bath Novel award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2016. THREE LITTLE LIES is her second novel. Laura lives in Kent with her husband and two children.
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