Elizabeth Kay: Seven Lies

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review Seven Lies.


Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties they both fell in love and married handsome young men.

But Jane never liked Marnie’s husband. He was always so loud and obnoxious, so much larger than life. Which is rather ironic now, of course.

Because if Jane had been honest – if she hadn’t lied – then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive . . .

This is Jane’s opportunity to tell the truth, the question is:
Do you believe her?


I am simply astonished that Seven Lies is a debut novel. Kay’s writing is brilliant, and in places, beautiful. I particularly liked the way she writes about abstract concepts such as grief and love and describes them in a way which the reader can relate to more easily.

There are so many questions that can be asked when a narrator is unreliable, and our protagonist, Jane, is certainly that! From the beginning, I was never sure if she was telling the truth, and the questions this posed made me want to keep reading! Jane is not always a likeable character, but she is perfectly observed and Kay definitely knew how to get her under the reader’s skin so we would maintain our interest in her!

As Seven Lies reaches its ending, there are some incredibly tense moments which left me holding my breath and kept me reading until the very last page.

Seven Lies is available from Amazon.


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