The Marriage Lie
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle. Mira, 2016. 334 pages. Questions for Discussion and A Conversation with the Author. ****
Iris and Will have been married for seven years and have an almost perfect marriage. Will surprises Iris with a gorgeous Cartier ring on the morning of his departure to Florida to attend a business conference. They have decided to try to have a baby and Iris leaves for her job as a psychologist at a private school in a very happy mood. When Iris hears of a plane crashing that is headed to Seattle, Iris is relieved to know that Will is on his way to Florida. Confusion, denial and heartbreak soon follow when her mother calls to tell her that Will is listed as having been on board and killed. Iris soon discovers that Will isn't the man she thought he was and she is determined with the help of her twin brother to unearth the truth. Why was Will going to Seattle and was he on that plane? Even after his wedding ring and briefcase are found, questions remain to be answered.
I am a fan of the suspenseful, romance genre and I enjoyed the many twists and turns in this book. There were enough layers to the story line to have me wondering what is really going on and who the bad guys are. I particularly liked the ending, unexpected, but fitting. (no spoilers here!) Belle is an easy read, I started and finished it in one day, especially because I became engrossed in the drama of Will's past and the determination of heartbroken Iris.
I received a copy for a review.
Kimberly Belle worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly lived for over a decade in the Netherlands and currently divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam. She is the author of three novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, and The Marriage Lie. Visit Kimberly at www.kimberlybellebooks.com.
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