Book Review: Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot.

Much thanks to Nergalley and the publisher Bookouture for the review copy.


His name is Michael Carmody. 
He is a writer and a father. 
His son is lying in a coma, fighting for his life. 

Her name is Lorraine Cheevers. 
She is an artist and mother. 
An illicit affair has destroyed her marriage. 

Michael is desperate to find the couple who left his son for dead, a victim of a hit and run. 

Lorraine is desperate to start a new life for her and her daughter. 

Michael and Lorraine are about to cross paths – damaged souls, drawn to one another. 

They don’t know that their lives are already connected. 

They don’t know the web of lies surrounding them. 

They are each searching for the truth. But when they find it, it could destroy them both.

The book had me engrossed from word go. The prologue made for a great start to the book. It gave just enough to get me intrigued and gasping for more.

Lorraine Cheevers is an artist who is recovering from her broken marriage. Running away from her former life, she has bought a property in a little village of which she has fond childhood memories. It is her refuge, a place where she hopes she can find peace. Her teenage daughter Emily is certainly not finding her mother’s childhood haven all that enticing. She is upset about being uprooted from her comfortable life.

Michael Carmody’s son is in a coma after being in an accident. All he wants is to get his son back and for the people who hit and ran to get tracked down. He can’t understand what kind of people could leave a person to die and drive off.

When he does find out, Michael finds that he may have got more than he bargained for.

A gripping story of love, betrayal, treacherous secrets and revenge. The characters beautifully etched, some you feel for, you empathize with. others who you detest, all rounded and well detailed characters. Michael’s story had me in tears, it made me wish, hope for a happy ending for him. If I had to chose a character that spoke to me the most, it would be Michael.

A book I would definitely recommend. A 4/5 read. An absolute page turner, one that had me engrossed from word go till the very end.

What did you think of the cover? I really liked it. It conveyed the emotions of the book very well, thought.

About the Author

Laura Elliot is the author of three novels, Stolen Child and The Prodigal Sister,published by Avon HarperCollins. Her novel, Fragile Lies, will be published in February 2015 by Bookouture. Her books have been widely translated and she has collaborated on a number of high-profile non-fiction books.

Aka June Considine, she is an author of twelve books for children and young adults. Her children’s short stories have been broadcast and have appeared in a number of teenage anthologies.She gives regular workshops on creative writing.She has also worked as a freelance journalist and magazine editor but is now engaged full time in creative writing.

She lives in Malahide, Co Dublin, Ireland.

This book is available for pre-ordering at Amazon(UK).