The Marriage Lie

‘This is the first time I’ve read this author and I wasn’t disappointed… will keep you hooked from the first page’ Nat’s Bookish Corner

‘This is a book to totally get immersed in, and I found myself totally captivated by it.’ @emsibzz Sibzzreads

‘What a story! A domestic drama at its best. So many relationships in this book. All of them filled with tension beyond belief.’ @RobinLovesRead Robin Loves Reading

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‘A suspense-filled novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing’ @kcmw86 Bookworm86

‘This riveting read is sure to capture your attention and keep you reading to the end’ @CarolinesReview Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline

‘Ohh it was so good and must be added to your must read list!! Ali has you hooked right from the first chapter’ @heidilynn_reads Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

‘A compelling and emotional read that will have you rooting for the lead character’ @musingstiredmum Loopyloulaura

‘As we go along we understand the intricacies of this family’s particular type of dysfunction. But once the spell is broken all can heal’ @MeWriter1 MeWriter

‘I couldn’t wait to dive into the deep dark secret that is alluded to many times…. I was surprised at the extent of the secret, eventually revealed… I was very satisfied with the ending.’ @booksreadbyprairiegirl

‘One of the most compelling books I’ve read in a long time… Mercer’s characters are absolutely fantastic’ @theliterateleprechaun

‘An intriguing, compelling story of a broken family riddled with years of dysfunctional relationships and damaging secrecy. Another remarkable must-read from the extraordinary Ali Mercer’ @giascribes GiaScribes

About The Marriage Lie

How well do you really know the ones you love?

My husband is asking me to do the impossible. But if I don’t do what he wants, he will tell our daughter everything…

Stella follows her handsome husband Rob to the beautifully laid-out table in the restaurant he’s chosen specially for her fortieth birthday lunch. As the waiter pops the champagne, Rob proposes a toast and their crystal glasses clink together in celebration. Stella knows how they must look to anyone watching. Two people very much in love, with the perfect marriage and the perfect life.

But Rob is about to drop a bombshell on Stella. He wants a divorce.

If she doesn’t give him exactly what he wants – the house, the money and full custody of fourteen-year-old Georgie – he will tell their precious daughter the one secret Stella has worked so hard to protect her from.

Stella has a choice to make. To fight for her daughter, there is only one person she can turn to for help. Someone she hasn’t spoken to in over a decade. If she doesn’t, Rob will win. But to do it means facing up to her biggest regret, and risks losing Georgie forever, once she learns the truth…

An absolutely heart-breaking and gripping novel about the price of keeping a secret. Fans of Amanda Prowse, Kate Hewitt and Susan Lewis will be gripped by this emotional family drama from the very first page.