Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Fragile Lies – by Laura Elliot

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

His name is Michael Carmody.
He is a writer and a father.
His son is lying in a coma, fighting for his life.

Her name is Lorraine Cheevers.
She is an artist and mother.
An illicit affair has destroyed her marriage.

Michael is desperate to find the couple who left his son for dead, a victim of a hit and run.

Lorraine is desperate to start a new life for her and her daughter.

Michael and Lorraine are about to cross paths – damaged souls, drawn to one another.

They don’t know that their lives are already connected.

They don’t know the web of lies surrounding them.

They are each searching for the truth. But when they find it, it could destroy them both.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I think I have never had that before, but I’m really torn. On one hand I really liked parts of the story, where the connections between the characters were shown. On the other hand I had difficulties getting into it and finding a connection. That’s also why I give 3 stars, it’s something in the middle. Let me explain why.

It took me quite a while to properly dive into the story and unfortunately I never really got there. The chapters changed perspectives and I had to get used to that first. I also felt that there was no proper connection of the chapters in the writing, which made the storyline not clear enough. The characters not lined out detailed enough, which made it hard for me to understand them. I felt the emotions, but as soon as we got there, the perspective changed again.

There is nothing wrong in changing points of views and in this case it also made sense. Michael and Lorraine crossing paths, having chemistry and the big mystery surrounding everything. It was dramatic and secretive, which was great. The story has it all: Betrayal, lies, love, tragedy, sadness, family etc. A wonderful mixture, which came across in the emotional scenes, where the connections between the characters shone out.

The lies in this book certainly build up the tension and I think that's also part of the reason that kept me in the story, I wanted to know the truth!!!

There were scenes, which seemed boring and long for me though, which is a pity, because I really like the idea behind it all. There was something important missing for me. I can’t properly describe what, but the spark just wasn’t there.


My possible cast:

No cast, but I found it hard making myself a picture of the characters. 

Laura on Twitter: @Elliot_Laura

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