Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall

Three Little Lies

When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. Then long-buried secrets resurface, Ellen realizes she may not know Sasha -- or what she's capable of -- at all.2005: 17 year old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year's Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in whi...


Details Three Little Lies

TitleThree Little Lies
ISBN9781478948568
Author
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Three Little Lies

  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    A missing roommate and a trail of lies... My first Laura Marshall book and I can say that I am definitely a fan. Her writing drew me in and I really related to the "best friends" scenario of Ellen and Sasha, Karina and their complicated relationship. I could feel Ellen's desperation when Sasha disappears one night and she just knows " something is wrong ".  Why won't the police do anything? No one is listening to her.Sasha is one of those charac...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    1970-01-01
    THREE STARSThis one just didn't do it for me. It was a fast read with a large cast of characters trying to solve a mystery and find a missing friend. I'm struggling at this point (3 days later) to even remember the story and that's no bueno.Marshall is a talented writer and I enjoyed the book to some extent. The problem with this one is it feels superficial, easy to read. There are some twists, but they are shallow and predictable- except I kept ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    4.5 “not just another book with lies” stars to Three Little Lies! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.5If you go into Three Little Lies expecting more of a domestic suspense than thriller, you’ll be immediately drawn in to the lurid details surrounding Ellen and Sasha’s friendship.My Thoughts:Back in 2005, Ellen is seventeen, and desperately in need of a friend. Sasha is the new kid, and Ellen is charmed by Sasha’s beauty and larger-than-life personality. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    4.5 “not just another book of lies” to Three Little Lies! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.5If you go into this one expecting more of a domestic suspense than thriller, you’ll be immediately drawn in to the lurid details surrounding Ellen and Sasha’s friendship.My Thoughts:Back in 2005, Ellen is seventeen, and desperately in need of a friend. Sasha is the new kid, and Ellen is charmed by Sasha’s beauty and larger-than-life personality. Ellen is welcomed...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Cover love cover love cover love!!! Slam dunk on the cover! :)I was pretty ectastic to get my hands on Laura Marshall's next book. I haven't had the chance to read her debut Friend Request but I've heard amazing things about this author's talent. So.. of course I jumped on this one.Ellen and Sasha have been friends since they were teenagers. They are currently living together in a flat... but one night Sasha doesn't come home. Ellen is terrified ...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall is a thriller that as soon as I saw it I knew I had to read after loving Friend Request. The story is one that alternates timelines and points of view between the characters but is still easy to follow along with.In the present Ellen and Sasha have been sharing an apartment together for quite awhile and have continued their friendship since they were teens. The pair have a system of letting one another know whe...
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    I was one of the fans of “Friend Request” from Laura Marshall so I was really intrigued to see how she would follow that up. Turns out it’s with “Three Little Lies” a genuinely page turning psychological thriller about a group of friends and their divisive, close friendship that is doomed by one horrible night and three little lies…but who exactly is lying?I loved it. We follow Ellen for a lot of this book as she desperately searches ...
  • Nessa
    1970-01-01
    If you are looking for a book that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat in eager anticipation as to what will happen next then read this book.If you are looking for a story that will have you guessing throughout as to who is guilty and who is innocent, and not knowing who to trust, then look no further, read this book.This really was an excellent gripping read from start to finish. It was a bit like a rollercoaster in the way that the s...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    A mystery running back and forth in different time lines, though confusing, is still a mystery and still leaves a reader eager to get to the end.Such is the magic of this book by Laura Marshall. I didn't like the characters of the book, I didn't understand their fascination with their neighbours, I didn't understand the continued trust that the main character had with them, even a decade later. But that is what kept me reading, I didn't understan...
  • Nicki
    1970-01-01
    As most readers know,when you start reading the second book by a author who's debut book totally blew you away,there is always that fear at the back of your mind that their second book won't be as good.Well I thought Three Little Lies was just as jaw droppingly brilliant and gripping as Friend Request.JULY 2005 : If Ellen and her best friend Karina had known the extent of the trauma and devastation the new family moving into the house opposite Ka...
  • Paula Phillips
    1970-01-01
    I was in the mood for a mystery thriller when I came across Three Little Lies on Netgalley. I had previously read and enjoyed Laura's debut novel Friend Request and couldn't wait to read this one. I also loved the fact that it was about friends who had lied and now revenge was coming to them and secrets/truths being uncovered. The book starts ten years ago when a family moved in next door to Ellen. The family had two boys Daniel and Nate and thei...
  • Mandy White
    1970-01-01
    An enjoyable listen with 3 great narrators. Great story with lots of lies and unlikeanle characters.
  • Imogen Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    After enjoying 'Friend Request' when I read it, I was excited to pick up another book by Laura Marshall. Set in both past and present, Three Little Lies follows the dark secrets that threaten to destroy the futures of best-friends Ellen, Sasha and Karina. The Good - I adore Laura Marshall's writing. She has a good sense of pace and ensures that the action is followed by enough time to manifest, which creates an utterly eery atmosphere throughout....
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    Three little lies can change everything....This story alternates between events that took place in 2006 and 2017, revolving around a group of teenagers/young adults who are neighbors.Meet the new neighbors-the Monktons. You have Olivia, the opera singer who is famous in her own right. Her husband Tony who is a struggling musician, their sons Daniel and Nicholas and their god daughter Sasha. They live an unconventional lifestyle filled with glamor...
  • Julie Lacey
    1970-01-01
    This is a gripping thriller which will have you trying to work out what are lies and what is the truth. Most of the book is told from Ellen’s perspective as she frantically searches for her flat mate and childhood friend, Sasha, who has gone missing. There are flashbacks to 2006 and 2007 when the girls all meet and then the incident happens at a New Year’s Eve party. We also see the events through the eyes of Olivia who is tangled up in the s...
  • Blair
    1970-01-01
    Having enjoyed Laura Marshall's first novel Friend Request last year, I was intrigued to be sent an invitation to read an early copy of her follow-up. Again, this book is a psychological thriller/mystery which hones in on how the events of a person's teenage years can shape their life as an adult. It's about housemates Ellen and Sasha, who have been friends since their teens. When Sasha doesn't come home from work one night, Ellen finds it diff...
  • Denise
    1970-01-01
    Having read and loved this authors previous book Friend Request, I was very much looking forward to starting her latest release and I was not disappointed.I was gripped from the opening pages and as the book continued further, I was on the edge of my seat constantly wanting to know more.Laura Marshall does an exceptional job of creating an atmosphere and building tension amongst the characters. I was never sure who to trust or what secrets were b...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    Release Date: September 4, 2018 Genre: Thriller. Suspense. Actual Rating: 4.5 starsYes! Laura Marshall does it again! She brings her readers a deeply scandalous novel of thriller and suspense that will leave readers devouring each page. I'm always nervous to read the second book after a debut novel because a lot of the time it just doesn't stand up against the first book. Thankfully, that wasn't the case here and I gobbled this one up in one ...
  • Nikki Moore
    1970-01-01
    I was sent a copy of this book in a giveaway and was thrilled when it arrived. Happily, it was everything I expected and wanted it to be - I absolutely devoured this while on holiday in Florida, and couldn’t put it down.The pace was on point, the story intriguing and claustrophobic, and I loved the characters. They were three dimensional and engaging, and I couldn’t wait to unwrap the mystery of what happened all those years ago... This was b...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall was a psychological thriller about friendship, secrets and lies. Ellen's friend and roommate Sasha fails to come home from work. Ellen is frantic with worry and tries to find her but even the police don't take Sasha's disappearance seriously. A few twists and turns in the story to keep you guessing.I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Marc Bougharios
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsThank you again Hachette Book Group Canada and Grand Central Publishing for this physical ARC. I’ve been reading a lot of books with the title “Lie” in them and I’ve been enjoying them a lot so it’s not entirely a bad thing. I love a good book with secrets and lies, and this book has that. Three Little Lies is a slow burning drama mystery about a tragedy that happened almost over a decade ago. But now, 13 years later, Ellen’s...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed Friend Request so I was excited to read Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall. And it did not disappoint. I flew through this book and couldn't put it down. I can't remember the last time I got through a book so fast. It was gripping, addictive and exciting throughout. I love books that jump between the present and a significant time in the past. A great story filled with twists and a shocking ending. Already looking forward to the...
  • Joanne Robertson
    1970-01-01
    I was a big fan of Friend Request so was very excited to get a copy of Three Little Lies. It's always a worry when you've loved a book so much that the next book won't measure up and for me unfortunately, Three Little Lies didn't quite hit the spot. The premise was intriguing and I do love a slow burner but I just couldn't get excited about the plot as it progressed. Dysfunctional family fiction is one of my favourite genres but this didn't quite...
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    I loved Friend Request so when I saw that this authors next book was out, I was excited to read it.  This one follows the lives of Sasha, Ellen and Karina and what happened on that fateful New Years Eve night back in 2006.  Jump forward to 2017 and Sasha & Ellen are stll best friends and sharing a flat, when Sasha fails to come home one day Ellen is determined to find her friend, which means revisiting the past, something which she isn't lookin...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    I’ve really been looking forward to reading this but found it disappointing. A large cast of characters and the constant switching from past to present and back again over-complicated things. I felt it lacked the intensity I look for in a really good thriller!
  • Heather Eames
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to NetGalley for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.A well written thriller that tackles a difficult subject with compassion. The characters are easy to read about, even though there are times where you can't help but hate them. This happens to all the main characters throughout the book, meaning you are never sure about the characters, their actions and intentions. I loved the ending, even though t...
  • Jim
    1970-01-01
    This book started of really intriguing and quickly lost its momentum and became 200 pages of “Sasha is missing” without a real hook to connect with readers. Whilst I incorrectly guessed the bad guy (and I STILL believe my idea is far more interesting and plot-coherent to what we got), it doesn’t change that this is a dull book populated with relatively juvenile acting adults that grated.
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    1970-01-01
    I found this book highly engrossing and the outcome was very unpredictable. It is written from different perspectives and that made it all the more interesting. The court room parts made it more emotional and that stimulated my anger. A solid domestic drama, well written with believable plot and complex characters that works towards a surprising climax. I enjoyed it from the start.
  • Kath Middleton
    1970-01-01
    Ellen’s flatmate Sasha has gone missing. Ten years ago, Ellen’s school friend Karina accused a boy of rape and he was subsequently imprisoned. Ellen fears he’s come to avenge himself on Sasha who gave evidence against him – as did she.Initially I found I mixed Ellen and Karina up as their ‘voices’ didn’t seem individual. As the story progressed, however, the interaction between the characters, who was secretly having a relationships...