Book Review: White Lies by Lucy Dawson

White Lies by Lucy Dawson
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars)
Publisher: Bookouture (April 2018)

It's all go in suburbia! White Lies is quite the coil of unreliable narrators roiling on a sand dune in a wind storm. I kinda loved that about it.

I won't be giving spoilers on this one and have to give points to being surprised about the big reveal at the end. Dr Alex Inglis definitely stands as a reminder that having a one off shag when you're away on a girls' trip is a epically titan bad idea. Having it with a teenager (even unbeknownst) only multiplies that by infinity and I don't even know if there's a word to describe that level of bad. Throw in a list of supporting characters who are all vying simultaneously for Most Self-serving or Most Self-conscious in a media setting and things really threaten to go off the rails entirely. There's some first class awful behavior on display and it was a challenge for me to apportion my sympathies out equally. And I just couldn't look away. There are several nods to current events circulating around sexual harassment and what that means and looks like through the kaleidoscope of media. It's not pretty.

By story's breath taking end, I was equal parts relieved, surprised and sad to see it was over. I promptly popped over to my online book outlet of choice and purchased a copy of another of the author's book's and then over to her website to sign up for her book club. While reading this it reminded me in pace of the programme, Doctor Foster. Not that Alex was channelling Gemma but just the level of adrenaline flowing through the story and the awful voyeuristic feeling that it's going to all come crashing down due to some serious manipulations and no one is going to get out unscathed. So if that's your thing, this may well be too. Definitely recommended.

Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

Summary: Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex's world apart - threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too. Soon Alex finds she's capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…

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