Oh my word what an unlikeable bunch of people!
So Many Lies is a book that most certainly lives up to its name! The story follows the somewhat screwed up life (all his own doing) of Ben Harrington who seems to have taken a life long path of least effort and least resistance.
Even he can see that his little affair and weak nature mean that he has lost a wife, family and beautiful house in exchange for a woman he isn’t even sure he likes, a starter home, a baby he isn’t sure he wants and a whole heap of debt!
Ben Harrington isn’t a man who can be accused of learning from his mistakes so he blunders on, ignoring good advice and offers of help and digs himself further into debt in order to attend his Dad’s 70th birthday.
The story flicks between past and present day as it builds up towards the conclusion with lies scattering in the air like old confetti – it’s a humdinger – hold on to your hat!
Blurb: It began with a family gathering – it ended in a bloodbath.
When the Harrington family rent a private island to celebrate their dad’s 70th birthday, old lies resurface, resulting in a murderous revenge.
Ben Harrington is stuck.
He’s recently separated from his wife of over twenty years, leaving his almost adult son and daughter feeling angry and betrayed.
What’s more, his daughter Alice has cerebral palsy and he can’t forgive himself for letting her down when she needed him most.
Ben left the family house due to an ill-advised fling with Laura resulting in an unplanned pregnancy.
But all that is the least of Ben’s troubles.
It’s his dad Tony’s 70th birthday and he and his wife Susan have invited the family over to a remote tropical island in order to mark the occasion.
That should be cause for celebration, but there are terrible secrets lurking in the Harrington family which are about to burst out into the open – siblings Steve, Ben, Gaby and Richard are all caught up in this web of deceit.
So Many Lies follows the story of the Harringtons through a series of life-changing lies, dating back to 1979, and as the story builds towards the big celebration, so does the gravity of the lies which brought the family to where they are when we meet them in the book.
Thought your family was screwed up? Wait until you meet the Harringtons…