Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it?
After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three.
And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.
Twisty and gripping read that almost becomes magnetic to the reader, who is telling lies or is it everyone? There is a mixture of suspense, relatable issues, alcoholism and lots of lies. The last chapter left me speechless.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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‘I invited her in… and she took everything.’
When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies.
Now, seventeen years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.
Abi, meanwhile, followed her lover to LA for a glamorous life of parties, celebrity and indulgence. Everything was perfect, until she discovered her partner had been cheating on her. Seventeen years wasted, and nothing to show for it. So what Abi needs now is a true friend to lean on, to share her grief over a glass of wine, and to have some time to heal. And what better place than Mel’s house, with her lovely kids, and supportive husband…
I found this story really engrossing. I have to say I did work out one of the twists quite early on but it did nothing to stop me from reading on. The story drew me in and I felt mesmerised about what was going to happen. The story involves around jealousy, revenge, and betrayal. I haven’t read many books by this author before and I will certainly be looking out for her books now.
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