Author: Kimberly BelleSummary: Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt: another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core. ~amazon.com
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Obtained: publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Bottom Line: Wow!
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Review: The Marriage Lie is one hell of a ride; seriously. It starts with the opening of the novel and continues until the end of the novel. You want to believe that Will and Iris have the perfect marriage but just from the summary you know that things aren't always what they seem. When Iris is at work she's alerted that a plane went down on it's way to Seattle but Iris' is relieved because Will wasn't going to Seattle, he was on his way to Orlando. That is until she can't get a hold of him and finds out that he was on the plane's manifest. Naturally, she starts to unravel but it's not only finding out that her husband died but that he wasn't going where he told her. It's then that Iris wants to figure out why Will lied and what it is exactly he was hiding.
This book moves fast as Iris peels pack the layers of Will's lies and his life. Just when she thinks that she's figured it all out, something or someone else comes up giving her new information she needs to process. She's also trying to deal with 2 different griefs: the grief that her husband is dead and that her husband wasn't who she thought he was. She begins to doubt herself even more than doubting him.
I have to admit that there were times when I wanted to smack Iris during the book. I mean her husband lied to her and had some serious problems but she still pledged her undying love for him. Going as far as wanting to keep the ring he bought her before he left. It was then that I would have wanted to give her some serious counsel. I really enjoyed her brother Dave and Evan. I thought that pairing Evan and Iris together to deal with their grief and for him to help her maneuver her way through the legal issues that have surfaced.
If you are looking for a quick and thrilling read, then you definitely don't need to look any further than Kimberly Belle's The Marriage Lie.