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Book Review: White Lies by Ellie Holmes.

I love getting stuck into a good book, so when I was offered the chance to review White Lies by Ellie Holmes I simply couldn't wait! The story follows Sam and Neil Davenport in the wake of a terrible car accident. With tensions high between the couple after Neil's one-night stand, Sam is drawn into a situation of her own and their relationship is thrown into dangerous territory.

The story is well explained, from Neil's deception to Sam's temptations, we're given the chance to see their situation from both characters point of view. Obviously I don't want to give the full story away, but the opening scene involves a car accident which later leads to Sam risking her relationship as she grows closer to victim, David.

Some books that hook you from the start, and for me White Lies by Ellie Holmes did just that. I completely fell in love with Ellie's writing style, her rich descriptions and well formed characters pulled me into the story from the start and I couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold.

I really loved the pace of the book; I had no idea where the story was going but it kept my interest 100%. I really loved Sam in the beginning whilst disliking Neil, and as the book continued these feelings reversed. I really loved how Ellie's writing made my opinions of the two characters change; it shows skill and creativity to make someone flip their opinions on the main characters.

Sam's story becomes full of tiny white lies as her own insecurities with her husband force her into the arms of David. Although I could empathise with Sam's situation and history with her husband, there were times when I wanted to shake her and tell her to tell her husband everything.

I really loved the book as a whole, the only thing I was disappointed with was the lack of darkness from David. His character could have been so much more menacing, especially with regards to his actions in the first half of the book. I actually found his unusual actions (drugging Sam etc) incredibly interesting in terms of a fictional story, and I would have liked more of this. But at the same time, I liked that the story focused on his mental illness and the kindness and understanding of Sam as a character.

I think Ellie Holmes is one heck of a talented writer, and White Lies is certainly a memorable read. You can get a copy from Amazon for £9.99. 

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

1 comment

  1. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read and review White Lies. I am so pleased you enjoyed the story. What a wonderful review! You have made my day. Ellie x


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