Sweet Little Lies by Bianca Sloane – a review

I was very pleased to be sent a kindle copy of this book by Bianca after I’d read her first one ( a review of that is available here) and was looking forward to reading it. I was not disappointed.

Kelly and Mark seem to be the perfect couple. She is a model who now runs her own very successful cosmetics company, and he is a highly successful sports lawyer. Everything goes downhill when she comes home one day to find a condom in their bed and immediately assumes that her husband has been having an affair. Rather than sit down and talk it through she then stabs him before panicking and going on the run. Whilst trying to work out what to do next, she starts her own investigation into her husband and gets deeper into his secret life.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The story was gripping and kept me hooked until the end. Certainly bits of it seemed a little far fetched but then its fiction and often in novels realism has to be balanced with ensuring the story moves along. It wouldn’t have been much of a story if the police had caught up with Kelly in the first hotel she went to. There were some little bits that annoyed me and I suspect the novel could potentially have done with firmer editing, for example in one of the scenes Mark walks into the bathroom and comes out before walking back in (of course potentially he could just have wanted to go into the bathroom twice rather than it being a continuity error)

However these minor issues did not detract from the story. The main character was likeable (apart from the minor issue of her murdering her husband) and you wanted her to win. The book switches viewpoints throughout which once I got used to I really enjoyed and gave a different dimension to the story. It was interesting to follow the story through and see how it all intertwines. The ending was a bit of a surprise although with hindsight its probably the only way to have tied up all the ends. I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more from Bianca.

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