FROM THE OUTSIDE, IT LOOKS LIKE IRIS and WILL HAVE THE PERFECT MARRIAGE – BUT ALL is NOT as IT SEEMS.
BookSparks’ Reading Challenge 2016 (#FRC2016) continues into 2017 with Kimberly Belle’s novel, THE MARRIAGE LIE (MIRABooks). On the day after Iris and Will’s seventh wedding anniversary, they’re ready to start trying for a baby … But not so fast.
Tragedy strikes when Will is supposedly killed in a plane crash on his way to a cybersecurity conference in Orlando, Florida. But his name isn’t listed on the manifest, instead its found on the passenger manifest of a plane bound for Seattle. Iris immediately starts searching through his files trying to figure out what Will was actually doing? There she finds a new will and a 2.5-million in life insurance policies he recently bought.
At the memorial service, Iris is approached by a man named Corban, claiming to be a friend of Will’s from the gym. She’s never heard of him, but he seems to know a lot about Iris. He tells her Will was on his way to accept a job in Seattle, and wanted to surprise her, but when she contacts the company, she’s told they’ve never heard of Will.
As the lies continue to mount, Iris becomes a woman with a mission and nothing is going to stop her from finding out the truth. She learns he grew up in Seattle, not Memphis as he told her. She travels there and learns Will isn’t fondly remembered. They describe a Will, Iris never knew. In fact the more she digs, she learns her husband of seven years may have been a monster.
As the plots manifest in THE MARRIAGE LIE, readers enter a world of suspense, mystery and danger. Kimberly Belle creates layers of lies and deception, that keep readers wanting to know, exactly what is going on. Iris holds out hope that it’s all some kind of misunderstanding, but eventually must face the truth, or it just might kill her.
THE MARRIAGE LIE got my heart pumping and flipping pages to find out what happens next. But readers, pay attention. Kimberly Belle creates a complex web and a thrilling novel that could trip you up, if you’re not following closely.
Kimberly grew up in Eastern Tennessee, in a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The summer after high school, she went to Atlanta to attend Agnes Scott College. There she met the man who would become her husband, known as “The Dutchman,” who whisked her off to the Netherlands which became her new home.
Ten years ago, the “Dutchman” and Kimberly moved back to Atlanta where they live with their two children. And of course, wherever she goes, her laptop follows.
You can check Kimberly out on Facebook, her website, www.kimberlybellebooks.com or at twitter @ KimberlySBelle
Thanks to BookSparks, we have one copy of THE MARRIAGE LIE to giveaway. Just tell us what the worst lie you were ever told. We’ll announce a winner next Monday, the 23rd.
USA only, please.