Review: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (December 27, 2016)

From Even the perfect marriage has its dark side… 

Iris and Will's marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers on this plane. 

Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will, she reluctantly accepts that he is gone. Still, Iris needs answers. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she receives will shock her to her very core.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This story will definitely keep you up at night (in a good way)! Starting off with a quick glimpse into the romantic life of Will and Iris as he gives her a heart-warming git before his trip, this story quickly turns into a page-turning quest for answers. As Iris delves deeper into Will and who he really was, someone is closing in on her - and not everyone is who they seem to be. 

I definitely enjoyed the way the author managed to hook the reader right within the first few chapters, and was able to keep that momentum going throughout the entire story. The characters were interesting - and the depth of Iris's grief and determination made her not only realistic, but also one of the strongest characters I've seen in this type of novel. There were several instances of this story that I did not see coming - and that ending! It is one of those that definitely has to be read to be believed!  

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to a variety of readers. I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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