Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay is a mystery novel that has an intriguing premise. The main character is clearly deranged, which makes for some interesting themes in the novel. While this book will have the reader turning pages, the story is more dramatic than it is a thriller.Title: Seven Lies
Author: Elizabeth Kay
Genres: Mystery, Adult Fiction
Publication Date: June 16, 2020
It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another…
Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other’s deep-est secrets. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change.
Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie’s wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive today…
For, of course, it’s not the last lie. In fact, it’s only the beginning…
Seven Lies is Jane’s confession of the truth—her truth. Compelling, sophisticated, chilling, it’s a seductive, hypnotic page-turner about the tangled, toxic friendships between women, the dark underbelly of obsession and what we stand to lose in the name of love.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay
This is one story that definitely has a luring synopsis. The concept of a toxic friendship that is tainted by lies just seems like quite an exciting story. It starts off slow, which is fine for a thriller if it is going to lead to an explosive ending. However, this book seems to fall flat.
❀ Unreliable Narrator
Jane is quite a psychopath and it becomes clear at the beginning of the story that she is an unreliable narrator. Her life takes some unexpected turns and she is definitely suffering as a result. It is easy to feel for Jane and her longtime friendship with Marnie makes for some really touching moments.
❀ A Dramatic Mystery
Although there are some interesting aspects to this novel, it feels like more of a dramatic mystery than a thriller. As the story progresses and more of the lies are revealed, it just seems that the plot does not ramp up enough to have the reader on edge. Also, the ending feels unsatisfying and rushed, even though it has an interesting twist.
❀ Enjoyable Story
Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay is one book that you might want to check out If you enjoy a dramatic story that has an unreliable narrator. The premise is very appealing and it will be one that many find enjoyable. That being said, it is not quite the thriller that it appears to be.
22 thoughts on “Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay”
Ugh I don’t know why but I really ove unreliable narrators. You know never what to you’re getting with them.
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Ha! So true, Stephanie!
Thank you for your honest review! I don’t mind mysteries really so maybe this would work better for me.
It is a good story, for sure!
It’s always a bummer when you’re expecting one thing but get another with a book, but an unreliable narrator is something I tend to enjoy!
Right! There are lots of great aspects about this one. It was just not what I had hoped for.
I wish the ending had been better because I love a good unreliable narrator. Great review!
Thanks! I love them, too.
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Sounded good at first. I love how honest you are.
Thanks, Dana. It will definitely be enjoyable for some. 🙂
This sounds like an amazing book.
Thanks for the honest review. This sounds very interesting.
The synopsis sure makes me think thriller. I’m on the fence about this one.
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I am glad that you think so, too. I wanted a bit more from this one.
Not a fan of unreliable narrators. Thanks for pointing it out!
I always appreciate an honest review. Love the cover though!
That cover is amazing!
Seven Lies sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing your review and have a fantastic day!
The book sounds very interesting. Love the cover!