Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot is an intriguing book. It starts out in Dublin with two people who are having an affair. One night they are out having illicit sex (not in the car but nearby). When they come back to the car it has been robbed. As they are leaving someone jumps in front of the car and they hit Killian. Because they are having an affair and do not want anyone to know, they leave the scene of the accident. But who were they?
Lorraine Cheevers is an artist and her life is changing. She is divorcing her husband, Adrian Strong of sixteen years and taking her daughter, Emily to Trabawn (near Kerry). Lorraine used to spend her childhood summers in Trabawn. Lorraine is grieving over her marriage. The only thing she wants to do is stay in bed. Lorraine has to find a way to move on and get back to her art.
Michael Carmody is a screen writer. His son, Killian is in a coma at the hospital. He was the victim of the accident. Michael is determined to find out who hurt is son. He has found a witness to the accident (not the most reliable witness) and based on that information, he thinks he has found the person who hurt his son. But what will Michael do when he finds them?
Virginia is Lorraine's cousin. They spent every summer together in Trabawn. Virginia grew up to be very wild, independent, and headstrong. She fell in love with Razor (Ralph) Blade. He was in a punk rock band until the movement ended. He is now in advertising. Virginia runs a public relations firm. Virginia was reluctant to marry Razor, but she did. Can she every be happy or will she always want more (someone else)?
The book takes us back through their lives and then leads us to who hurt Killian. This book was very long, but interesting. It was not until I was halfway through the book that I got really interested. Once I was hooked, I just kept reading. It is a good story. Very well-written. Do not assume who the two people having the affair were (based on the first half of the book) because you will end up being wrong! I ended up enjoying the book, but I was disappointed by the ending. I give Fragile Lies 4 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fragile Lies is now available for only $1.99 on Amazon. I have tried to give you an idea of what the book is about without giving away any spoilers.
Thank you for reading my review of Fragile Lies. I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day! Happy Reading!
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