Our Little Lies: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

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Marianne 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.


Readers are loving Our Little Lies:

Omg this book!!!!! Never have I felt such powerful emotions… when reading a novel… This really is such a compulsive read building the tension and a brilliant ending making it for me a real unputdownable novel… Read it you really won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!’ No. 1 bestselling author, Angela Marsons


Delivers an ending that will make you go WOW but you need to read it to see why! Straight into my Top 10 of the year and a really great read… Dark, disturbing and just everything you want from a psychological thriller and more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Our Little Lies drew me in and the further I got into it the harder it got for me to put it down… Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers.By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars


What a read this was, reminiscent of B A Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, with the twists of a Claire Mackintosh book… such a good read and just as I thought I had worked it out I was wrong!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Most definitely a book that captures your imaginationA book that I literally did not put down. DAMN...if this is her first in this genre... sign me up for all future thrillers’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars


‘I absolutely LOVED this book! It drew me in from the first few pages and never let me go. Yyou're in for a rollercoaster of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark, gripping psychological thriller that had me gripped from page one and the ending is just a WOW moment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


I devoured Our Little Lies The author did a fantastic job of keeping the tension and planting seeds of doubt in the reader’s mind as the book progresses. I usually have things figured out but I loved the twists and turns this book took right up until the end!All the Good Books


OMGOSH! Riveting, Compelling, Addicting!... Great writing, awesome characters, did not want to put it down or have it end. Fantastic book from beginning to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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65 reviews
annemarie bookaholic
October 11, 2018
Now where do I begin...What a story! Highly recommend A psychological thriller, Marianne is married to a heart surgeon. She has a beautiful home and 3 beautiful children...what could possibly be wrong. Once you start reading you will understand what could be wrong...her husband Simon, undermines her every chance he gets. He is constantly at her to do this or do that....she can't cook right or she can't fold sofa throws right. He is very controlling and cruel, I automatically hate him from the start... Marianne had a rough life before she married Simon and it comes back to haunt her. She finds herself, one morning after her husband mentions another woman's name, stewing on that woman's name and thinking are they having an affair. Paranoid? Factual? Reading this book you'll discover why Marianne is the way she is and how she is treated by Simon. It's a heartbreaking story and you'll want to strangle Simon half way through it...I know I did. I won't give anything away but by the last couple of chapters I knew what was going to happen and who was going to do it....but then I wasn't 100% postive until the very end... An excellent psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sue Watson nailed this thriller and it is so different from her previous books...you have found another genre to write Sue Watson. Can't wait for next psychological thriller
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Allison Jacobs
October 20, 2018
Although I did enjoy this book and have never read anything from this author. There was a lot of repeating in thoughts and stuff but at the end it all makes sense for what the husband did to his wife and family.
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Tahlia Mitchell-Kerr
April 3, 2020
This book annoyed me so much. The first half was just the same thing over and over and I found it so hard to like any of the characters except Sophie! To be honest, half way through the book, I tried to Google the ending, with no luck, so then I just skipped to the end of the book. I still needed to know what happened but didn't have the patience to read any more than I had to.
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