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Lies Lies Lies

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,338 ratings  ·  276 reviews
Daisy and Simon's marriage is great, isn't it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes - Daisy's used to it, she knows he's letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family ...more
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Published July 22nd 2019 by HQ HarperCollins Aus
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I went into this one blind - well, Adele Parks had written it and that was good enough for me. Happily I wasn’t disappointed.

With a title of Lies, Lies, Lies, it’s clear that there will be secrets galore, some of them close to the surface, just waiting to be discovered, whilst others are deeply buried and closely guarded.

Daisy, a primary school teacher, and interior designer husband Simon should have a great life since their marriage was completed 6 years ago with the bir
Kylie D
I'm going to say straight up that I did not like this book. Yes, as the title says it's about lies. The lies told by odious characters, none of which are likeable. It's about alcoholism, bullying and more. The worst part is a small child is involved. Other people have rated this book, so I'll leave it to you to make up your own mind, however I have nothing good to say about it. This book was really not a good fit for me.

I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher in exchange f
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow where do I start? .... Deep breath!!! This book is like a runaway train with its many twists and turns, ups and downs, not knowing where it’s final destination will be and as exhilarating as a runaway train!!

This book should come with a warning ‘ Totally Addictive - clear you’re diary before commencing” I read this in one day and absolutely LOVED it!!

Simon and Daisy seem like a happy couple with their daughter Millie. They had tried to conceive for several years and s
Mandy White
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lies Lies Lies - oh my goodness there are soooo many lies! Adele Parks has written an absolute page turner in this book - a book that is hard to put down because you just never know what is going to happen next. You might think that you have this one all figured out - but I guarantee you have not. If you love a story that continues to surprise you right until the very end then this book is definitely one that you need to grab.

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book from the
Louise Wilson
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daisy and Simon are desperate to have children. The turmoil and stress they have to go through as they undergo tests and fertility treatment is horrendous. Finally they have a daughter, Millie. But the stress of having her has taken its toll on them and their relationship. Simon has started drinking. They are starting to drift apart. Then a starting revelation at the fertility clinic changes their lives forever.

This is a story with characters who give out mixed emotions. At times I f
Dash fan
5☆ An Endearing and Very Thrilling Read!

Lies Lies Lies is a dark domestic thriller/noir which kept me hooked till the very end!

Simon was introduced to alcohol from an early age and it becomes very clear to see he has a problem!

Daisy and Simon appear to be happily married but there are hidden cracks. Despite trying to hide them, everyone on the outside can see Simon's drinking is spiralling out of control.

Daisy and Simon have spent years trying to h
Sally Hepworth
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured Lies, Lies, Lies. I was drawn in from the first line. It was so engaging, well written, and the stakes were so high right off the bat. My kind of fiction. Everyone’s kind of fiction! The characters were so realistically flawed, the drama so compelling. It is one of those rare books that earns the title, unputdownable
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adele Parks tells stories with gusto and with a very clever way of almost ‘chatting’ the story to you, in confidence!, the characters talk as if telling you and just you the story,when I went back to the book throughout the few days I was reading it it felt like it had waited for me and then, off it started again
I LOVE this authors writing style and the abundance of words in each chapter, I also love the way although the book was dark there were many rye observations and humo
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Lies Lies Lies, written by Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks, offers a compelling study of the nature and impact of lies on a small family unit at crisis point. Daisy and Simon, the leads of this tale, have a seemingly perfect marriage to onlookers, but their relationship is put to the ultimate test when one lie ricochets right through their once happy union.

With almost twenty novels to her name, of varied
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really good read. I liked how it had both Daisy and Simon chapters so we could see the story in both of their perspectives. The story was really good and interesting and just goes to show how one lie can escalate and turn your world upside down. It was a tense thriller and a real page turner. I can’t wait for the next Adele Parks book already.
I have read many books by Adele Parks as she is one of my favourite author. I have enjoyed the other books that I have read by Adele, some of which I may not have reviewed here on Goodreads. Although the idea Daisy and Simon marriage isn't great and Simon drinks too much, and then there are secrets with lies lies lies. But I'm afraid there wasn't enough to say within this story to say I loved this book. I was disappointed with this story as I'm a real lover of fictional marriage problems and Dai ...more
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Lies Lies Lies’ focuses on some serious and important subjects: the desperation felt by infertile couples; the destruction caused by alcoholism; domestic abuse; the horror of incarceration. And Adele Parks is successful in her exploration of all these miserable circumstances through her brave and uncompromising storytelling.
Why is it then that I have only given this novel three stars? Perhaps because the central character, Daisy, is under-developed. I couldn’t appreciate exactly why it is
Adele Shea
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was brilliantly written. Adele Parks had the ability to grab you from the start of a book right to the end.
Mairead Hearne (
They can make you.
Sometimes they come back to hurt you….

Lies Lies Lies is the second, and latest, domestic noir title from bestselling author Adele Parks and, in my rather humble opinion, she has truly nailed the genre with this one. Just published with HQ Stories, Lies Lies Lies is described by Marion Keyes as ‘gripping, moving and elegantly written’. It really is a very solid thriller with an abundance of tense and dramatic twists that just keep the reader gripped.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Begins with Simon as a 6 year old boy and his family life of his normality of a father who drinks. Fast forward to when he is 46 and this is where the story begins. Simon and his wife Daisy have one child Millie, however Simon is not content and wanting another child after struggling to concieve Millie. At the fertility clinic Simon finds out some unwelcome news which makes him question his family life.

What I find hard to believe is instead of confronting his wife or talking over his fears and
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I found this a bit of a chore to get through. I guessed all but one of the twists and didn’t warm to any of the characters. I don’t think this author is for me as the last book I read by her wasn’t my thing either. Being generous with a 3!
Julie Lacey
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great psychological thriller that had me hooked from the first few pages.
Daisy struggles to cope with Simon’s alcoholism on a daily basis but when it starts to get worse, she’s close to breaking point.
They’re invited to a friend’s party and what happens that night changes their lives.
As the story progresses we learn of different lies that both Daisy and Simon have been hiding, and the author just slips in a revelation when you least expect it.
This book is totally addictive as it pu
Lydia Bailey
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ve never read an Adele Parks’ which didn’t keep me turning the pages and although I do much prefer her general fiction (Such as Whatever it Takes which is brilliant) to her psychological books this did one kept me turning them too. I really enjoy her writing & turn of phrase & her characters are always well developed and very real. Lies is no exception. It’s full of twists and turns (hard to review without giving the game away). I particularly enjoyed the way Lucy’s character developed ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I raced through this book which indicates how much I enjoyed it!!

I loved the main characters Daisy, Simon and Milly. They were well written and made me feel like I knew them personally.

Living with an addict is a very difficult thing and this was explored beautifully in the book. The love Daisy has for Simon was tested to the limits because of his addiction. Add to the mix the web of lies their marriage is built on and it makes a difficult relationship. The consequences of lies leads
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A DARK read, the storyline covers alcoholism, bullying, imprisonment, infertility and a marriage that is falling apart and in the middle is a young girl. In places this book was hard to read. You have been warned!!!! I read this book in one sitting finding it very hard to put down. Twists and turns galoreand so many lies. It is not a domestic noir it's more of a domestic psychological drama. The main characters were far from likeable. The first two thirds of this book were gripping but in my opi ...more
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks is a gripping contemporary psychological thriller that will have your heart racing as you read.
Adele Parks is a marvellous writer who grabs your attention from the start, manipulates your emotional responses with her words, spins you around and sets you down on the roller coaster that is all lies, lies, lies. See if you can spot who is telling the truth. My jaw opened and dropped so many times in this marvellous thriller.
Lies Lies Lies is the exploration
Karen Whittard
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, well, well Adele Parks does it once again. Another great physiologic thriller. Full of twist and turns along the way.
Jane Hunt
'Lies, Lies, Lies', deals with serious contemporary issues, has characters who are hard to empathise with, and yet, it is a compulsive read.

It starts with a lie, and as it infolds the web of lies intensifies. Simon is an alcoholic, he tells so many lies to hide the extent of his addiction. When he stumbles upon an uncomfortable secret, alcohol is his solace, but his lies are less believable and Daisy. his usually forgiving wife is losing patience. Daisy protects her daughter at all costs., incr
Cathryn Northfield
Wow what a thought provoking, cleverly written, captivating read!

Why do people lie? Is it ever ok to lie? Sometimes people lie to protect others, is that ok? Is it best for the truth to come out in the end? These are some of the questions that have been going through my mind since finishing this book.

I was definitely hooked from the start and intrigued as the book description doesn’t give much away! At times I wasn’t sure where this book was going but as it progressed it
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately this didn't live up to my expectations.

I really wanted to enjoy this domestic thriller but it just didn't do much for me. However, it definitely isn't the worst domestic thriller I've ever read.

The first thing I didn't like about this book was the writing. It jumped between first and third person throughout the whole book and I found it hard to follow.

Secondly, I think it really dragged in places. Especially in the middle very little happened.

Jodie (jodie.loves.books)
Wow, what a thrilling ride this book was! There were so many twists and surprises along the way that Lies Lies Lies kept me completely gripped.

We follow husband and wife, Simon and Daisy, as they struggle with Simon’s alcoholism and the inevitable problems that this brings to their family. I absolutely loved how character focused this story was and how the relationships between the characters were very believable. I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I won’t say any more about t
Lisa M
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Difficult to rate, possibly more a 2.5 but it was strange to me in that whilst I certainly didn't love this story, I was never going to abandon it. I didn't like the characters, literally any of them, and unfortunately until the last few pages none of the 'twists and turns' were indeed that. And even with one final twist at the end I wasn't overly shocked. The writing was good though, I felt it flowed and the alternate character chapters didn't feel stilted. I'm just not going to get sucked into ...more
Linda Hill
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simon’s increasing reliance on alcohol will have more repercussions than he can ever imagine.

Oh my goodness! What clever storytelling from Adele Parks. There’s a gradual and escalating build up of events around Simon’s alcohol dependency that initially feels very measured and controlled and then just when the reader is lulled into thinking they have the measure of Lies Lies Lies Adele Parks delivers a punch that leaves them reeling and she doesn’t let up. I was ensnared and engrossed
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lies, secrets, twists .... well this is a story that has them all and from page one it draws you in with a compulsive storyline that keeps on going till the end. In many ways this is is a sad story of flawed people trying to carry on with life and in some cases just failing miserably, Simon and Daisy seem to be a just that a couple trying to live a happy marriage whilst all the time dealing with Simon’s addiction to alcohol but Daisy has secrets also and this leads to a disastrous incident that ...more
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Adele Parks was born in Teesside, NE England. She studied English Language and Literature, at Leicester University. She published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Adele as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch.’ Indeed Playing Away was the debut bestseller of 2000.
Prolific, Adele has published nine novels in nine years, including Game Over, T
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