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The Marriage Lie

Updated: Sep 11, 2021




Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and their marriage is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Florida, Iris's happy world comes crumbling down. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers.

Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she receives will shock her to her very core.

Dread begins to burrow under my skin like a parasite, slow and steady, eating away at my certainty.”


The Marriage Lie is a 2017 captivating and consuming domestic thriller that had me hooked from page one. I devoured it in just a few days,

I was quickly immersed in Iris’s feelings of shock, distress, confusion and grief on learning of Will’s death. The emotions in the hour and days following that painful revelation were so well described they were palpable. It’s a book that will leave you both perplex and emotionally drained. I was caught up in the story of why Will would he say he was going to Florida and end up on a plane to Seattle. It’s suspenseful and skillfully crafted. You have to read it!

Author Kimberly Belle is a USA Today and internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the Stranger in the Lake (June 2020). The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

I listened to the audio version of this ten and a half hour book and enjoyed it immensely. The performance was superb.

“Why do they call it grief, when really it’s a whole gamut of awful emotions, confusion and regret and anger and guilt and loneliness, wrapped up into one little word?”

Publisher Mira

Published December 27, 2016

Narrated Johanna Parker

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