#BookReview The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle @KimberlySBelle Title: The Marriage Lie

Author: Kimberly Belle

Published by: MIRA on Dec. 27, 2016

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 334

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Harlequin Books, NetGalley

Book Rating: 8.5/10

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.


Brisk, intense, and extremely suspenseful!

This is a compelling thriller that reminds us how easily life can turn on a dime, and hauntingly points out that sometimes the ones we think we know the best can often turn out to be complete strangers.

It is, ultimately, a story about family, trust, grief, deception, lies, secrets, and morals. 

The writing is clear and exact. The plot is brimming with twists and turns, multiple surprises, and fast-paced adventure. And the main character, Iris, is strong, bright, inquisitive and determined.

Overall, this is an intelligent, gripping page turner that will definitely keep you engaged and guessing until the very last page.


This book is due to be published on January 1, 2017.

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Thank you to NetGalley, especially Harlequin – Mira, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Kimberly Belle

Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of five novels, including the forthcoming domestic suspense, Dear Wife (June 2019). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and her work has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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