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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Lisa, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

Lisa, Lies, Lies 
by Adele Parks

Thank you Mira for this copy and stop on the blog tour.

LIES LIES LIES centers on the story of Simon and Daisy Barnes. To the outside world, Simon and Daisy look like they have a perfect life. They have jobs they love, an angelic, talented daughter, a tight group of friends... and they have secrets too. Secrets that will find their way to the light, one way or the other.
Daisy and Simon spent almost a decade hoping for the child that fate cruelly seemed to keep from them. It wasn’t until, with their marriage nearly in shambles and Daisy driven to desperation, little Millie was born. Perfect in every way, healing the Barnes family into a happy unit of three. Ever indulgent Simon hopes for one more miracle, one more baby. But his doctor’s visit shatters the illusion of the family he holds so dear.
Now, Simon has turned to the bottle to deal with his revelation and Daisy is trying to keep both of their secrets from spilling outside of their home. But Daisy’s silence and Simon’s habit begin to build until they set off a catastrophic chain of events that will destroy life as they know it.

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North-East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she's had seventeen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages, including I Invited Her In. She's been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa. She's lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, teenage son and cat.

Author Website | Twitter: @AdeleParks | Instagram: @adele_parks |

My Review:

This domestic, suspenseful drama is...... not what I was wanting today.  Now, I'm not the first person to feel like this particular genre can get a bit repetitive but it's also a genre I typically love.  I mean, crazy is crazy and I love all kinds of crazy in a story.... 

In this particular story, the husband, not the wife, is the alcoholic.... only he remembers more things than people give him credit for - and this usually works out to his benefit.  And then of course, one fateful night happens which upends an already precarious situation.  For me, the issues I had with this one was that it was highly predictable and nothing new within this genre itself.  Again, I can usually be ok with this because I know what I'm typically expecting walking in.  However, the epilogue for this one killed it for me.  Wasn't there enough without that? Le sigh.

I enjoyed I Invited Her In by this author a lot more than this one but in looking at my review there - same observations: not "thrillery" enough for my taste and predictable.  However, I will say the author does write in a compulsive manner so the short chapters keep you engaged.  Though this one had some definite lulls within, I was definitely still compelled to see how everything played out.  And while I give props for going the extra crazy mile, I do think that sometimes less can be more and in this case more because uh-oh.

I'm definitely curious where Parks will take us in her next book as I'll definitely be reading it.  So far I'm 1:1 for her which really piques my interest for future works.


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