Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Marriage Lie

Book: The Marriage Lie
Author: Kimberly Belle

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.-Goodreads

Review: Will and Iris are a happily married couple living in Atlanta trying to start a family. He's an IT professional and she's a counselor at a private high school. Will is flying to Orando on business when a plane heading to Seattle crashes, killing everyone on board.  Iris is shocked when she is told her husband was a passenger on the fight. Was he leading a double life? Cheating her on? Iris is determined to figure it out.

I read The Pilots Wife years ago and thought this would be similar. I was completely wrong. While both deal with spouses harboring secrets, this is definitely a thriller. Iris was annoying and naive but this was fast paced and I couldn't put it down (wanting to forgo sleep is my definition of a good book). The end also surprised me.

Overall, loved it!

Grade: 4.5/5

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