PUBLISHER: Graydon House Books
PUBLICATION DATE: July 7th, 2020
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Marie Langham is distraught when her childhood friend, Nina, is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before Nina passes away, she asks Marie to look out for her family—her son, daughter, and husband, Stuart. Marie would do anything for Nina, so of course, she agrees.
Following Nina’s death, Marie gradually finds herself drawn into her friend’s life—her family, her large house in the countryside. But when Camilla, a mutual friend from their old art-college days, suddenly reappears, Marie begins to suspect that she has a hidden agenda. Then, Marie discovers that Nina had long suppressed secrets about a holiday in Ibiza the women took ten years previously when Marie’s then-boyfriend went missing after a tragic accident and was later found dead.
Marie used to envy Nina’s beautiful life, but now the cards are up in the air and she begins to realize that nothing is what it seemed. As long-buried secrets start surfacing, Marie must figure out what’s true and who she can trust before the consequences of Nina’s dark secrets destroy her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. She is also the author of the international bestseller The Perfect Girlfriend.
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Wow this book is seriously one addictive and crazy ride! You will LOVE this book! I was thrilled to be invited to be part of the blog tour for this novel and am thrilled to share my review with you all. If you haven’t read books by Karen Hamilton, you are seriously missing out. I loved her previous book The Perfect Girlfriend, and loved this newest title as well, The Last Wife.
I enjoyed reading about Marie and Nina’s friendship and how their relationship has changed and evolved over time. We learn what makes them tick, their thoughts and desires, and it was interesting to read about how close they were, especially when Nina wanted Marie to take care of her family after she had passed away with her illness. But both women have their own agendas and have something to hide. Did they truly know one another as they thought they did? Definitely not, and that is what makes this novel so addictive and juicy! I loved it! They both had their fair share of secrets and truths they were hiding from one another, and it all comes out eventually.
I loved the way this book was written and it had me hooked as I flipped through the pages until the very end. A roller coaster ride of a book that I am sure you will love and devour as much as I did. Be sure to get your hands on your own copy of this book on July 7th, you will definitely devour this book!
RATING: 5/5 stars