The Victoria Lie by Sarah Marie Graye @SarahMarieGraye @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Sunday y’all!

Today I am happy to be on the blog tour or this very compelling story! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to Sarah Marie Graye for her beautiful words💕🦋

The Victoria Lie

TheVictoriaLie-BookCoverWhen is a lie a lifeline? To Tori lies are everything.

ZOE wants to end her life. But she can’t just leave a note. She needs to say goodbye to boyfriend JAMES and best friend ALISON.

TORI is waiting in the wings to fill the space ZOE will leave behind, wanting to claim both James and Alison for herself.

But with ZOE still alive and Alison’s childhood friend RUBY now on the scene vying to fill the gap, TORI realises she has her work cut out.

Just what lengths is TORI willing to go to in order to claim Alison and James for herself?

(Trigger warnings: Suicide, depression, IRA bombings, ADHD, Autism, manipulative characters.)

My Thoughts

this is a dark, emotional, thought-provoking read….

Butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.

This is the second book in the Butterfly Effect series… A very appropriate name because all these characters have such entangled lives, the simplest of actions could alter almost everything… this book could possibly be read as a standalone, but I think I would have appreciated it more had I read the first book in the series, and I may go back and do so…

This book deals with some pretty heavy issues primarily suicide and mental illness… because of the subject matter this is a slower read… I think the subject of suicide was handled well, and realistically… I think for those of us who have never contemplated suicide it is very difficult to understand what drives a person to take their own lives…. so what I appreciated about this book is it really focused quite a bit on the impact it has on those around the person wanting to commit suicide, the person with the mental illness… my ex husband is an untreated bipolar with narcissistic disorder, even though we have limited contact now he still is my children’s father…. and even though they have almost no contact with him, it still is something that will have an impact on their life forever… I mention this because I think the more we share about mental illness the less taboo it becomes…. I also bring it up because I have firsthand knowledge of the impact someone’s mental illness has on those around them, I think this is something that is often overlooked….

Zoe wants to commit suicide after the happenings in the first book (another reason I think you probably should read the first book 1st)…. but before she does she wants to say goodbye to her boyfriend and her best friend…. tori is just waiting in the wings to take Zoe‘s place in both James and Allison‘s lives…. tori is a complicated character that added an entirely new level to the story, with all her lies and manipulations…. Zoe without necessarily meaning to cast quite big web that started dragging a lot of people down into the dark with her….

This is a well told story that will open many discussions… recommend, but I’d recommend you read the first book 1st….


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Author bio

British writer Sarah Marie Graye is the author of The Butterfly Effect series, which looks at suicides and those left behind. The Second Cup, the first book in the series, was published in July 2017, and this Blog Tour is to celebrate the launch of the second book in the series, The Victoria Lie.

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7 thoughts on “The Victoria Lie by Sarah Marie Graye @SarahMarieGraye @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

  1. Thank you for sharing your personal experience knowing and loving someone suffering from mental illness, Berit! It’s one of those invisible diseases that can be so hard to understand when you don’t suffer from it as well. It sounds like a book that covers a really important story. Great review!

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  2. This must have been a very difficult book for you to read Berit. I agree with you though, that the more we talk about Mental Health issues, the less taboo they will become. You wrote a very thought provoking review. I must say, looking at this cover I would have thought this book was about a much lighter topic, but I certainly understand the choice of the life ring.

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