Louise is one of the kick-ass authors in my writing group and she has just released her first book for grownups, Everyday Lies.
I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for Louise, which means I got to read an early draft and tell her what I thought. I think she’s a pretty amazing writer so that was really cool.
Louise also writes kids books. She’s got an awesome series based on the Minecraft game – Crafters Club – which she wrote to get her reluctant reader reading. It worked, and now there’s a whole lot of other reluctant readers out there who are also hanging out for the next book.
Highly recommended as your next read, and Mothers Day is coming so you should spoil yourself.
Go on, I know you want to.
Everyday Lies by Louise Guy
For Emma and Lucie, the art of lying appears all too easy . . .
Emma Wilson has it all. Beauty, wealth, a loving and successful husband. But appearances can be deceptive. Bored and restless, her need for more fuels a dangerous craving; one she intends to keep hidden. Against her husband’s wishes and trapped in a deep web of lies, Emma returns to the family and hometown she left seventeen years earlier. Here, her lies magnify, threatening to destroy her marriage and all she holds dear.
Widowed and struggling financially and emotionally, Lucie Andrews is pushed to her limits. Delayed grief combined with an obstinate five-year-old drive her to rash decisions and reckless behavior, the consequences of which she is determined to keep secret. For Lucie, the most damaging lies are not the ones she tells others, but those she tells herself.
Thrown together by circumstance, will friendship be strong enough for Emma and Lucie to survive the fallout from their lies, or will the fragile threads of their lives continue to unravel?