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The Marriage Lie

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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.

Readers love Ali Mercer:

Heartbreaking and heart-warming… A powerful family domestic drama filled with emotion and secrets… CaptivatingKept me hooked until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gosh, this one pulls at the heartstrings! There were so many things that touched me in this book... My heart broke... Had me tearing up at the end... I loved it.’ Suze Reviews

A tear-jerker… Beautifully poignant story about the bonds that tie women together…My heartstrings were tugged on, I could palpably feel the anguish.’ Goodreads reviewer

A heart-wrenching drama that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with twists along the way… Reminded me of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain… I read this in four hours and I know you’ll be hooked too.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely gripping and emotional... More family drama than a prime-time soap opera!!... My heart went out to so many people for so many reasons... I was yelling at my eReader... This instantly hooks you.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An emotional rollercoaster where you are not let off until the final page… Make sure you have the tissues handy!Once Upon a Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A family drama that will tug at your heart. Filled with secrets, lies, deceit, and finally forgiveness... A page-turner that had me captivated from the start.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WowI HAD to see how this emotional read would endTwists and turns that took me by surprise!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review

‘A book that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go… Full of emotions. This is a “Must-Read”!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brilliantHad me gripped from cover to cover!... Very captivating… Would highly recommend!’ NetGalley reviewer

Genre: Literary Fiction

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