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 parent...more
Unfortunately, I had to DNF it. I really tried to like it, but I couldn't finish it. I don't want to force myself to read a book which just not for me.
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
Eve has always known she was adopted. But when she receives an email from a friend about her birth mother, Eve’s world is completely turned upside down. Her adoptive parents have been lying to her for years and now Eve is determined to find out the truth.
And off we go on a thrilling ride with so many twists ...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
Then we are taken back in time to three months previously when Eve received a email from a friend that contained a link to a newspaper story. The story is about a new exhibition of p ...more
One minute we were reading Eve’s part of the story and next was Stella, right in the middle of the chapters. Another minute we were reading about Maggie, Ben, and David and how they fit into the story. It got way too discombobulatin ...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.
By chance, Eve discovers something about her birth mother. When she asks her loving, adoptive parents for answers, she senses their evasions might well be downright lies. (In fact, All the Little Lies turns out to be the perfect title for this story.)
The storyline is easy to follow even though there are two timelines, one from Eve’s vie ...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
I’ve read and enjoyed Chris Curran’s previous novels but All the Little Lies is definitely her best yet! I was gripp ...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
Thank you to ...more
Eve had never heard of the artist but when she looked at the photograph which accompanied the article there could be no doubt that this was Eve’s mother. She immediately wants answers – why did her adoptive parents not tell her about ...more
For a thriller that turned out not to actually be much of a thriller, I actually really enjoyed this book.
This book centres around two women, Stella and Eve, and with alternating chapters we find out just how much their lives are intertwined and how history has a way to catch up with you.
Part of this book was set in Newcastle which is the city I grew up and and absolutely love. The vivid descriptions of the quayside ...more
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
All the Little Lies
An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist
by Chris Curran
Harper Impulse and Killer Reads
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 15 Feb 2019
I am reviewing a copy of All the Little Lies through Harper Impulse and Killer Reads and Netgalley:
It was only an email but it was all it took to overturn Eve’s world. In the email was a picture of Eve’s birth mother Stella, proving the life with her adoptive family was all a lie.
Aside from the location, ALL THE LITTLE LIES was such an engaging, multi-layered and intriguing story. The author, Chris Curran's characterisation was brilliant and I liked the main characters - I was utterly drawn into their stories. I really enjoyed the many twists and turns of this dark thriller. This was a story brimming with lies, jealousy, secrecy loss and betrayal. I would recommend this t ...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