In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life . . .
I received a copy of this book from Penguin Books UK – Viking Books UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
An intense and intriguing incident sets the tone for a chilling multigenerational family drama.
Betty is a complex character easy to empathise but still an unreliable protagonist. Her mental health issues impair her judgement and demand a terrible sacrifice. Poppy is low in self-esteem, regretting missed chances and still damaged from her first love.
Riveting and claustrophobic in its intensity this family drama fused with psychological suspense takes ordinary people and considers the fall out of one mistake.
Relatable circumstances and complex characters make this an addictive story.