PUBLISHER: Bantam Press
PUBLICATION DATE: July 23rd, 2020
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
It starts with a shocking accusation…
Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she has everything she ever wanted.
Then a woman from his past arrives and makes a shocking accusation about his first wife. He always claimed her death was an accident – but she says it was murder.
He insists he’s innocent, that this is nothing but a blackmail attempt. But is Patrick telling the truth? Or has Stephanie made a terrible mistake?
How will it end?
Wow this is another amazing, addictive read from Shari Lapena! If you haven’t read any of her previous novels you are seriously missing out and must go get them, now! I was thrilled to be invited to be part of this exciting blog tour and read this exciting new novel!
I was hooked! Stephanie and Patrick are recently married and have newly-born twins at home. Stephanie and Patrick are struggling with balancing their new responsibilities of having twins in their lives, from the sleep deprivation, to the fussy, colicky crying, and are going about their day to day lives when suddenly someone from Ptrick’s past resurfaces – a woman by the name of Erica. She contacts Patrick and claims to be able to blow up his entire life as he knows it, and blackmails him to keep her mouth shut. Is what she is saying true, or is she conniving and blackmailing Patrick to get money and make his life miserable?
I enjoyed reading this interesting dynamic and Erica surely was an interesting character in the book. She made things dark and mysterious, and made me question Patrick and his past, as well as his motives in the present. Does Stephanie truly know her husband, or is he (and has he) kept secrets from her? Who do we trust? Are their full truths or only half-truths. It is an addictive, page-turning read as you learn what is truly going on and the secrets and betrayals are revealed.
A definite must-read that you need to get your hands on ASAP! I am looking forward to Shari Lapena’s next novel!
MY REVIEW: 5/5 stars
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