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Our Wicked Lies


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Warning: This book may cause you to finish it in a day. There are heart-stopping and fast-paced scenes that will keep you captivated.

When we are introduced to Alicia Gray you can envision her dream life. She has a beautiful house, two thriving daughters, and a wealthy husband. But she also has this sickening feeling. Her instincts prove to be correct. She saw her best friend Katalina groping her husband, Eliot and he didn't seem to mind. She can't ignore it. She confronts her husband. He attributes her behavior to being drunk. He tries to ease her fears. He says it was harmless. What kind of friend would do this? Alicia needs a direct answer so she goes to Kat. She claims she was trying to make her husband Richard jealous. Alicia accepts her explanation.

The matter is settled until she finds the emails on Eliot's laptop. She wasn't snooping but she finds dozens of drafts messages to a woman named Faith. It's obvious they are having an affair. What once was hidden in his draft folder is now clear in her mind: her husband is a liar and a cheat. She keeps it secret and it eats her up. It doesn't escape him the change in her behavior. But he still doesn't confess. She wants to save her marriage. It's was one of those the more she knows the less she knows moments.

Our Wicked Lies gripped me from beginning to end. As a woman, there is a long history of gaslighting in the media. It is just as harsh in the written form. I saw myself four years ago in this story. I think I am an evolved woman because of my failed relationship. I can promise a swiping frenzy. Readers who enjoy domestic thrillers will love this story. Women will love the character and story arcs. I don't usually name-drop bestsellers but I am willing to make an exception for this book. It is just as intense and engrossing as Gone Girl.

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About the author

Gledé Browne Kabongo writes gripping, unputdownable psychological thrillers. She is the Eric Hoffer, Next Generation Indie and IPPY Award-winning author of the Fearless Series, Our Wicked Lies, Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. She lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons. view profile

Published on March 24, 2021

80000 words

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Genre: Psychological Thriller

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