I always look forward to an Adele Parks novel; her stories are always a bit different to others, and stand out for that very reason. ‘Lie, lies, lies,’ was her latest great read!
Daisy and Simon are apparently happily married and have a young daughter together called Millie, their little miracle after years of unsuccessful attempts.
Simon drinks (just a little?) too much, the history of his habit explored in a brief prologue, so the reader knows immediately that it is going to be an issue.
Their current issue however, is Simon’s wish to have another child, a sibling for Millie; Daisy is not keen, ‘the years of trying to conceive’ still very fresh and raw, but reluctantly agrees to begin the process.
BUT…when Simon attends a fertility clinic appointment, to his complete and utter shock, he is told that he is infertile, and has always been infertile, the implications of this information igniting a smouldering anger against his wife. Simon decides to keep this information a secret from his wife, and, as the seeds of distrust begin to grow, so their marriage starts to falter.
Daisy however, has disturbing secrets of her own, and they are going to have to come out sooner or later!
I really enjoyed this book and give it four stars.