Published by St. Martin's Press on January 9th 2018
Genre: Mystery + Thriller + Suspense
Challenge Theme: A book by two female authors
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When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
I was very excited to read this book and unfortunately I was disappointed. I enjoyed it at first, couldn’t wait to see what would happened, and with that first twist my interest was piqued. It had to get even better right? NOPE. After the first twist it started to quickly lose me. That is when it became unoriginal and predictable. There isn’t much else I can say without spoiling anything but I would pass on this one. I am giving it a 2.5 because I did really like the first part of the book.
The first twist that Vanessa & Nellie were the same person I didn’t see coming, up until that twist I was loving it. Once that twist was revealed the rest of the book was downhill for me. It was obvious that one of the next twists was going to be that Richard is an abusive asshole. That was clear as day from the start. Like I said unoriginal. Also that whole Maggie back story was so unnecessary which in turn makes that final twist so dumb. That was a waste of pages. It should have ended without the epilogue.
“I was happy, I think, but I wonder now if my memory is playing tricks on me. If it is giving me the gift of an illusion. We all layer them over our remembrances; the filters through which we want to see our lives.”
“This could be the case in every relationship, that we think we’ve entered into a union with another person when, in fact, we’ve formed a triangle with one point anchored by a silent but all-seeing judge, the arbiter of reality.”