All the Little Lies
After a lifetime of secrets how far would you go for the truth?
An unputdownable new psychological thriller, full of twists you won’t see coming, from Chris Curran.
Your whole life has been a lie…
One email is all it takes to turn Eve’s world upside down. It contains a picture of her true birth mother, Stella, and proves that Eve’s entire life with her adoptive parents ha...more
Why I DNF it?
The book has two narrators Eve and Stella. The two women have a similar voice. I absolutely couldn't distinguish them. If the author hadn't written who is talking at the beginning of each chapter, I would've mixed up all characters.
The story pacing was way too fast. I was so confused. I don't like the in medias res type of storyline. ...more
Eve has always known that she was adopted. But when a friend sends her an email with a link to ...more
Stella, young beautiful and a very talented artist finds her life becoming a mess. After finding out she is pregnant she needs some stability and therefore moves into David (partner of an art gallery) and Jill. Soon it becomes obvious Jill would love nothing more than to be a mother.
Eve, knew she was adopted but when she find out her mother was a well known artist who died in a house fire in Italy ...more
This was an enjoyable read overall. The book is presented by 2 narrators, Eve and Stella. I like how well paced the story was and even better was the fact that the pacing in Stella’s and Eve’s narration matched each other. I did find that the voice of Eve and Stella is almost identical, given that they are two different narrators I would have liked it better if there was a more significant difference in the 2 voices. By the time I reached half way I had a good idea what happened in the ...more
A great read with a twist that I did not see coming! This is the first book I have read from Chris Curran and it won’t be the last. I was hooked from the start and I was caught between wanting to find out the answers but also not wanting it to end. So many twists and turns as well as lies and deceit kept me gripped until the end.
An email from a fri ...more
When your whole world is a lie? Do you run and hide or face the truths?
For me this was full of action and perhaps too much as Eve's world has been placed in chaos after receiving an email about her birth mom Stella and her adoptive parents which showcases the inaccuracies of her life.
Now readers must delve into Stella's dark past with Eve while placin ...more
Being a seasoned reader of psychological thrillers, there is always this fear of formulaic plots and predictable endings.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by this novel with its pacey gripping plots and engaging characters.
The plot is told from two main points of view through different timelines each pealing layers of secrets, deceptions and betrayals. Would definitely recommend.
One email is all it takes to turn Eve’s world upside down. It contains a picture of her true birth mother, Stella, and proves that Eve’s entire life with her adoptive parents has been a lie.
Now she must unravel the mystery of Stella’s dark past. But what Eve finds will force her to take enormous risks, which put her – and her new-born baby – in immediate danger…
I don't want to give away the plot to you on this review. There are lies, lies and more lies in this stor ...more
In this story we meet Eve, a woman who has always known that she was adopted but for whom life is set to become very, very complicated. When a friend s ...more
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The dual narrative was well written. You can feel distinct personalities between Eve and Stella while reading. The pacing was steady throughout the book except at the ending when everything comes together and I felt like I had whiplash. I still don't know if that was a bad thing or not. I think I would have like to have uncover the lies a lit ...more
Just when you think you've figured out all the plot twists, another one smacks you in the face. This was an enjoyable read.
This book follows Eve in her quest to uncover the truth about her true mother. Along the way she discovers that she has been told a number of lies about her past. This story chips and changes around telling the story from different POV, thewritimg remined the same tough, I have read books like this before, Wonder being one, which I felt was much better at utilising differs styles to illustrate the differences in characters.
There is an in ...more
The second point of view is Stella's, as we learn of her past and find out what lead to her tragic death.
Eve is looki ...more