Thursday, 30 March 2017

Book ~ "The Marriage Lie" (2016) Kimberly Belle

From Goodreads ~ 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. 

Iris and Will have been happily married for seven years, have a beautiful home and are ready to have a baby.  Will is a tech guy and is flying off to a conference in Orlando.  When a plane that was heading to Seattle crashes, Iris isn't concerned until the airline contacts her later that day and tells her that Will was actually on the plane to Seattle and is dead.

What?!

When Iris confirms there was no conference in Orlando and Will wasn't on a flight to Orlando but was, in fact, on the flight to Seattle, she wonders why he was heading there.  She and her brother, Dave, head to Seattle to see why.  While deal with her grief, Iris discovers that she didn't really know her husband at all.

This is the first book I've read by this author and I liked it.  I thought it was an interesting story and it kept me wondering which way the author would take it.  Was Will really dead or alive?  Why was he heading to Seattle, not Orlando?  I liked the twist right at the end.

It is written in first person perspective in Iris' voice.  I liked Iris and she had a good support system in her family during this difficult time.  As a head's up, there is swearing.

I look forward to checking out other books by this author.

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