Have you ever told a white lie?
Sam Davenport is a woman who lives her life by the rules. When her husband Neil breaks those rules one too many times, Sam is left wondering not only if he is still the man for her but also if it’s time to break a few rules of her own.
Actions, however, have consequences as Sam soon discovers when what starts out as an innocent white lie threatens to send her world spiralling out of control.
White Lies is a warm, engaging read about love, deceit, betrayal and hope.
This is one of those books you’ll want to get others to read with you because there are so many levels to explore on human behavior and psychology it’d be more interesting to discuss with friends to figure out what path everyone else would choose.
So often people think that small lies are essentially harmless but when one leads to another until you have a domino effect of consequences you begin to realize there really is no such thing as a ‘white lie’. Holmes takes that concept and blows it up using believable characters, behaviors and situations so it is easy to find parallels to yourself and think about what you would do given the same situation.
At times it was hard to like the characters or even feel invested in what would happen to them but it was like watching an old episode of Jerry Springer where you just find yourself glued needing to know how it was all going to play out.
Holmes has proven her right to be part of the literary world before and she continues to uphold her position with this compelling novel; you will leave wanting to hold yourself to a higher standard of truth.
Thank you to Netgalley and Cameron Publicity & Marketing Ltd for allowing me to review this book.
*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com