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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Iris and Will have been married for 7 years and decide to start a family right before he leaves to go to a conference. Seeing him off, Iris is happy - her life couldn't be more perfect. A flight crashes and the presumption is that everyone on the ledger is dead. The relief that Iris feels when she finds out that this flight was going to Seattle and not to Orlando (where the conference is) is overwhelming. But then she gets the call. Will is on the list of passenger names. How could this possibly be right? Iris is now on a mission as she's convinced that Will cannot be dead. Her investigation into finding him leads to answers she never would have imagined.

The first 80% had me completely engaged. I loved the fast pace and the mystery about what the answers would be that Iris would find. It was a bit predictable, but that usually doesn't take away from the story too much for me if it's done well. And this is where I feel stuck. The writing is good. I'm engaged. But I started to lose interest around this point. I wish I could pinpoint exactly why... I did finish this in one day so clearly I needed to finish it to find out how the author was going to bring this to a close. With some things being predictable and some things being implausible, I still did enjoy this ride. A well done domestic suspense, but just lacking that something joie de vivre for me.

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