Seven Lies – An unsettling page-turner
The mesmerizing and unsettling debut thriller everyone will be talking about in 2020
It all started with one little lie . . .Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties, they both fell in love and married handsome young men. But Jane never liked Marnie’s husband. He was always so loud and obnoxious, so much larger than life. Which is rather ironic now, of course.Because if Jane had been honest – if she hadn’t lied – then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive . . .This is Jane’s opportunity to tell the truth, the question is:Do you believe her?
Duffy’s thoughts on Seven Lies
Well, there is a reason this has been a record-breaker sold in over 25 territories in 2 months and a hotly contested 5-way auction for the TV rights. Seven Lies is dark, cold, and oh so unsettling!
Jane and Marnie have been beset friends since they were little. They may look different but they were so entwined, as one, at school that teachers often got their names muddled. Then they grew up and moved out to share the experience of uni living and starting their careers. They both fell in love and got married. However, Jane hates Marnie’s new husband and this perfect friendship, sisterhood almost is starting to unpick at the seams.
Janes confession of the seven little lies she told throughout their friendship opens up dark spaces, obsessive thoughts and an unsettling storyline begins to lay bare. I loved the unique way the plot hinged around these seven lies and the pace was steady, steady as Janes heartbeat.
I got a little bogged down two thirds of the way through where I felt the plot stall a bit, but it soon ramped right back up and I was frantically turning the pages to the end.