Every year in February – in honor of Valentine’s Day – we talk about #CrazyLove because … There’s All Kinds of #CrazyLove in Books … and we’re here to tell you about it. Today – we’re talking #CrazyLove and Lies.
Here are 3 books we recently read and loved that’s all about #CrazyLove … and Lies!
The Widow, Fiona Barton
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
Dude – there is so much wrong here! The husband – wowza, he’s a piece of work. Lie after lie after lie. And the widow … she’s just lying to herself … and others? At first, I felt sorry for her, then angry, then just dumb founded. So yes – this book will take you through a whole host of emotions. And you will love it. #ReadIt
Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar. And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David.
There is jut so much betrayal going on this book, I couldn’t stand it! Well – I actually loved every minute of it! I have to admit that this is one where the main character, Louise, is just so clueless – it will absolutely drive you insane after a time! I mean – why or why couldn’t she see that she was being manipulated and lied to?! Ugh!!! And I hate to even say this – but #thatendingthough – ba …NA…NAS! I will say no more.
The Mothers, Brit Bennett
All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.
This book reminds us that our choices can affect us in ways we can’t even imagine at the time. There was an undercurrent of sadness throughout the book, but watching the lives of the 3 main characters play out through the friendships, love and betrayals, kept me reading well into the night – I just had to finish it.
Our list of #CrazyLove and Lies last year included
- The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty
- The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
- The Expats, Chris Pavone
Have you read any of these books? Are there any that you think we should add to our reading list?