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
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Three Little Lies

  • Holly B
    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]
    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
    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. ...
  • Carrie
    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...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    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
    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 ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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 ...
  • Michelle
    My first Laura Marshall novel but definitely not my last! Lucky for me I have her debut already downloaded on my Kindle. Unlucky for me is that I've had it since March and still haven't managed to squeeze it in. The woes of a book lover if ever there was one! This is a fine piece of domestic suspense. I've mentioned before my love for dysfunctional relationships in my books and this one does not disappoint. Ellen and Karina have been best friends...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I read FREIND REQUEST by Laura Marshall last year and it was a smashing thriller. Would Marshall be able to repeat this achievement? Is THREE LITTLE LIES just as good? To be frank, not quite. It's still a good book. However, storywise didn't it capture my interest in the same way and the ending felt a bit too expected.Still, the writing is good, there is a flow to the story that I love and the story never bores me. The change between different ch...
  • Nessa
    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
    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
    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...
  • Frank Phillips
    3.5 Stars here on this one. The writing, as in her debut novel friend request, was great and I found the book to be compulsively readable, which makes for a fast and enjoyable read! Initially, I really enjoyed the plot and the characterization and I felt like all the characters were fairly decently fleshed-out. The climax of the novel was a bit predictable and to be quite honest a little bit of a letdown. When I think back about the novel as a wh...
  • Imogen Kathleen
    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....
  • Marc Bougharios
    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...
  • Mandy White
    An enjoyable listen with 3 great narrators. Great story with lots of lies and unlikeanle characters.
  • Paula Phillips
    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...
  • Kim
    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...
  • Blair
    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...
  • Pauline
    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.
  • Julie Lacey
    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...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    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 ...
  • Denise
    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...
  • Nikki Moore
    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...
  • Emily
    "A phantom, twisting and hiding as I reach for her, forever slipping out of my grasp."Three Little Lies was my first Laura Marshall book. I have Friend Request, but I haven't had a chance to read it. For the most part, Three Little Lies was pretty captivating to me - I was curious about what happened to Sasha, wondering who could be trusted, and really enjoying the drama. This book had an excellent build-up, but it kind of fell apart for me at th...
  • Joanne Robertson
    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...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    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.
  • Laura Rash
    Such an odd family and friend dynamic that led to an intriguing story that I thought I had figured out and I was totally wrong. Once I got in the rhythm of the different POV and time periods it kept the story fresh.
  • Jo
    Ellen's best friend and flatmate Sash has gone missing. She believes it's connected to a court case where they both gave evidence as teenagers. When the police don't take the matter seriously because there's no evidence of foul play, Ellen begins her own investigation. The narrative skips between what happened in the past and what Ellen is doing now as it leads us towards a thrilling conclusion. The twist was kind of obvious but this was still a ...
  • Sara
    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...