Three Little Truths by Eithne Shortall

Three Little Truths

Eithne Shortall

‘Funny, endearing, mysterious and outrageous, this book is wildly entertaining and hugely enjoyable.’ Liz Nugent

Martha used to be a force of nature: calm, collected, and in charge. But since moving her husband and two daughters to Dublin under sudden and mysterious circumstances, she can’t seem to find her footing.

Robin was the “it” girl in school, destined for success. Now she’s back at her parents’ with her four-year-old son, vowing that her ne’er-do-well ex is out of the picture for good.

Edie has everything she could want, apart from a baby, and the acceptance of her new neighbours. She longs to be one of the girls, and to figure out why her perfect husband seems to be avoiding their perfect future.

Three women looking for a fresh start on idyllic Pine Road. Their friendship will change their lives, and reveal secrets they never imagined. Liane Moriarty meets Lisa Jewell in this story of the love affairs, rivalries and scandals that hide behind every door…

‘I laughed, I cried, I shuddered, I was agog. This book is going to knock people’s socks off.’ Jo Spain

From the bestselling, prize-winning author of Love in Row 27 and Grace After Henry

Three Little Truths

My Thoughts

Three Little Truths is a story featuring the residents of Pine Road, mainly Martha, Robin, and Edie. I very quickly got immersed into the lives of the three women. All are very different characters with one thing in common..they are obsessed with the comings and goings of the residents who live in the affluent road.

In between the chapters, there are extracts of a WhatsApp group in which residents post insights and gossip about each other. I loved this, it had an authentic feel and really showed the character’s personalities well.

At first, I found the many characters a little confusing but this disappeared as I got further into the book. I found the subtle character development exceptional, like a Polaroid photograph slowly evolving until all becomes clear. The residents were not entirely likeable, there was one-upmanship and petty arguments but they all had serious background issues which made them more endearing.

I loved the dry Irish humour which had me chuckling quite a few times. The mystery element intrigued me (mainly regarding Martha’s sudden move to the road). The dynamics between the main characters and other residents were really interesting and there were plenty of surprises too.

On the whole, this is a really entertaining read with brilliant writing and vibrant characters. I will miss the residents of Pine Road (I’m just glad I don’t live there!)

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Many thanks to the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

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