Beware false friends, and the smiles of certain boys.
Miles and Nicky are getting married.
Unfortunately, their wedding party is a tangle of ex-housemates, ex-friends and ex-lovers.
Leigha, Sukie and Harriet used to be the best of friends.
Unfortunately, there are some things you just can’t forgive.
Johnny thought that Leigha was the love of his life.
Unfortunately, he still thinks that; even more unfortunately, she never loved him at all.
Adam and Harriet might have been something, once.
Unfortunately, now Adam isn’t even sure if he’s going to be able to look her in the face.
So this wedding isn’t just a wedding, it’s a reunion.
Can anything be salvaged from the past? And what really happened between them all, back at university?
With a playful but firm grasp of the zeitgeist, Little White Lies moves back and forth between 2007 and 2012 and seven characters to build up a rich and compelling story, in turns funny and sad, but always honest, about friendship in all its forms and the practicality of second chances.
This novel is a New Adult (British) contemporary novel, recommended for readers aged 17+ due to language and mature situations.
Little White Lies by Erin Lawless follows the lives of 7 individuals throughout their time in college and through early adulthood. The book begins in 2012 and goes back and forth to 2006 which at times was confusing. It was also quite annoying and a tad boring at the beginning to keep track of who was who and their particular storyline but as I kept reading it all became clearer and it became more intriguing.
As with real life, when you are dealing with people whose lives are so intertwined with each others there is sure to be drama, heartache, pain, and misunderstandings and there are definitely some in Little White Lies. I will admit that I felt a connection with this book since I have been to London so I knew some of the places that were discussed and with the phrases used and the spelling that the author used. They are flatmates, they are romantically involved, at times they are frenemies, but most of all they are people that at times allow those pesky little white lies interfere with their friendship.