Three Little Lies
Someone told a lie.
Someone knows the truth.
Someone is watching you.
When Sasha North comes into Ellen's life, Ellen falls under her spell. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their bohemian lifestyle. Not until a brutal attack changes all their lives forever.
Ten years later, Ellen and Sasha share a flat in London, st...more
My first Laura Marshall book and I can say that I am definitely a fan. Her writing drew me in and I really related to the "best friends" scenario of Ellen and Sasha, Karina and their complicated relationship. I could feel Ellen's desperation when Sasha disappears one night and she just knows " something is wrong ". Why won't the police do anything? No one is listening to her.
Sasha is one of those characters that I couldn't quite figure out. We get ...more
This one just didn't do it for me. It was a fast read with a large cast of characters trying to solve a mystery and find a missing friend. I'm struggling at this point (3 days later) to even remember the story and that's no bueno.
Marshall is a talented writer and I enjoyed the book to some extent. The problem with this one is it feels superficial, easy to read. There are some twists, but they are shallow and predictable- except I kept predicting a much darker scenario that never mater ...more
If you go into Three Little Lies expecting more of a domestic suspense than thriller, you’ll be immediately drawn in to the lurid details surrounding Ellen and Sasha’s friendship.
Back in 2005, Ellen is seventeen, and desperately in need of a friend. Sasha is the new kid, and Ellen is charmed by Sasha’s beauty and larger-than-life personality. Ellen is welcomed into Sasha’s family home and their rather unco ...more
In the present Ellen and Sasha have been sharing an apartment together for quite awhile and have continued their friendship since they were teens. The pair have a system of letting one another know where they will be so when Sasha doesn’t come home El ...more
If you go into this one expecting more of a domestic suspense than thriller, you’ll be immediately drawn in to the lurid details surrounding Ellen and Sasha’s friendship.
Back in 2005, Ellen is seventeen, and desperately in need of a friend. Sasha is the new kid, and Ellen is charmed by Sasha’s beauty and larger-than-life personality. Ellen is welcomed into Sasha’s family home and their rather unconventional lifest ...more
I was pretty ectastic to get my hands on Laura Marshall's next book. I haven't had the chance to read her debut Friend Request but I've heard amazing things about this author's talent. So.. of course I jumped on this one.
Ellen and Sasha have been friends since they were teenagers. They are currently living together in a flat... but one night Sasha doesn't come home. Ellen is terrified by her missing friend and contacts the police. Of ...more
We start this amazing story with Olivia who is attending her son Daniel’s trial - for rape!! Olivia finds it hard to believe that her gentle musically talented son could be accused of such a heinous act.
The story then goes back 10 years. A new family is moving in and Ellen is drawn to teenager Sasha and her glamorous family, who she prefers to spend time with ,rather than her own family. ...more
I loved it. We follow Ellen for a lot of this book as she desperately searches for her missing friend Sasha – there are reasons from the past ...more
This is a fine piece of domestic suspense. I've mentioned before my love for dysfunctional relationships in my books and this one does not disappoint.
Ellen and Karina have been best friends since childhood. At 17 while wasting away their s ...more
Still, the writing is good, there is a flow to the story that I love and the story never bores me. The change between different characters was a great move especially since I found ...more
Secrets lead to lies, lies lead to secrets, a vicious circle that never ends! This book was all about the distruction of a family, the unraveling of a friendship, and the secrets and lies that cause the devastation.... believe me there are more than just three lies!
Ellen and Sasha have been friends since they were teens... bonded together by time and tragedy they are as close as sisters... so when Sasha those missing Ellen is very worried a ...more
If you are looking for a story that will have you guessing throughout as to who is guilty and who is innocent, and not knowing who to trust, then look no further, read this book.
This really was an excellent gripping read from start to finish. It was a bit like a rollercoaster in the way that the story flicks from present to past and back again an ...more
JULY 2005 : If Ellen and her best friend Karina had known the extent of the trauma and devastation the new family moving into the house opposite Karina`s would bring into their young lives,they wou ...more
Such is the magic of this book by Laura Marshall. I didn't like the characters of the book, I didn't understand their fascination with their neighbours, I didn't understand the continued trust that the main character had with them, even a decade later. But that is what kept me reading, I didn't understand the reason and I had to keep going back to the b ...more
Ellen and Sasha have been friends since their teenage years and now share a flat in London. One night Sasha goes missing and Ellen thinks that her disappearance might be connected to a rape case they testified at when they were teenagers. While searching for her best friend ,Ellen soon realizes that Sasha might be keeping secrets that put her and now Ellen’s life in danger
Three Little Lies is my second book by Laura Marshall which I thoroughly enjoyed but maybe not as much as Friend Request ...more
Thank you again Hachette Book Group Canada and Grand Central Publishing for this physical ARC.
I’ve been reading a lot of books with the title “Lie” in them and I’ve been enjoying them a lot so it’s not entirely a bad thing. I love a good book with secrets and lies, and this book has that.
Three Little Lies is a slow burning drama mystery about a tragedy that happened almost over a decade ago. But now, 13 years later, Ellen’s friend goes missing and she is wondering if her disappearance ...more
This story alternates between events that took place in 2006 and 2017, revolving around a group of teenagers/young adults who are neighbors.
Meet the new neighbors-the Monktons. You have Olivia, the opera singer who is famous in her own right. Her husband Tony who is a struggling musician, their sons Daniel and Nicholas and their god daughter Sasha. They live an unconventional lifestyle filled with glamorous parties and operas. Or is this just how it app ...more
I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Most of the book is told from Ellen’s perspective as she frantically searches for her flat mate and childhood friend, Sasha, who has gone missing.
There are flashbacks to 2006 and 2007 when the girls all meet and then the incident happens at a New Year’s Eve party.
We also see the events through the eyes of Olivia who is tangled up in the story.
This book is full of twists and turns and as I d ...more
Genre: Thriller. Suspense.
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Yes! Laura Marshall does it again! She brings her readers a deeply scandalous novel of thriller and suspense that will leave readers devouring each page. I'm always nervous to read the second book after a debut novel because a lot of the time it just doesn't stand up against the first book. Thankfully, that wasn't the case here and I gobbled this one up in one sitting! Three Little Lies is everything I hoped ...more
Three Little Lies was my first Laura Marshall book. I have Friend Request, but I haven't had a chance to read it. For the most part, Three Little Lies was pretty captivating to me - I was curious about what happened to Sasha, wondering who could be trusted, and really enjoying the drama.
This book had an excellent build-up, but it kind of fell apart for me at the end. It went in a direction that I really don't ...more
I was gripped from the opening pages and as the book continued further, I was on the edge of my seat constantly wanting to know more.
Laura Marshall does an exceptional job of creating an atmosphere and building tension amongst the characters. I was never sure who to trust or what secrets were being hidden. Wow. I genuinely had no clue what way ...more
After almost twenty years working in conference production, in 2015 Laura decided it was time to fulfil a lifetime's ambition to write a novel, and enrolled on the Curtis Brown Creative three month novel writing course.
In 2016, her first novel, Friend Request, was runner up in the Bath Novel Award and shortlisted f ...more