When you have everything, you have everything to lose. Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.
But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.
Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…
Without a doubt this is one unputdownable read. I made the mistake of picking it up one evening when I went to bed for an early night. I ended up reading over half of it in one sitting and finished it off the day after in the second sitting. Obviously no early night for me!
The story is split into parts, we start off seeing everything from Alex’s point of view and then it’s the turn of Jonathan. This is one of those stories that you end up not knowing quite what to believe. When you hear each side they are fully believable, but someone isn’t quite telling the truth, but who and why?
The second half we then get the points of view of Rob, Alex’s husband and Cherry who is Jonathan’s girlfriend. It was great to see the reactions from people close to the main characters and who are after all also affected by what’s going on.
At times it felt a bit like a game of table tennis. Back and forth to see how each character was going to react and what they are going to do next. It really does make for some gripping reading. I didn’t have a clue how it was all going to end but I was desperate for the truth.
Though not the most likeable of characters, in some ways you can empathise with them. Each one of them held my interest and left you wanting to get back to them to find out more.
White Lies is a page turner of a read that held my interest throughout. I definitely advise picking it up when you know you have no interruptions, as believe me, you won’t be putting it down for a while once you start! A gripping and tense read that will have you racing to the end to discover the truth and how it is going to conclude.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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