She’s made her bed, and now he’s lying dead in it…
Mackenzie, Robin and Lily have been inseparable since college. Twenty years on, they all live in the same neighbourhood with their perfect homes, perfect families, perfect lives.
But in their idyllic suburban town, no one truly knows what goes on behind closed doors. For each of these women is crumbling under the weight of a secret, a betrayal, a lie.
And when the worst happens, will the unbreakable bond of their friendship survive, though it’s started to fray at the edges?
One dead husband. Three women with motives. And they’re all best friends who have each other’s backs – or do they…?
A sharp, twisty and utterly addictive suspense novel.
I received a an audiobook from Avon Books UK – Harper Collins Audio UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
I listened to an audiobook copy of this story, which is absorbing and enjoyable.
The narrator is professional and brings each of the characters to life through her different voices. It’s easy to feel part of the dialogue with her narration.
The story begins on the precipice of something awful and then goes back in time to discover what events lead to this moment. Predominately told from three points of view it explores the women’s longstanding friendship and the secrets they hide with each other and alone.
The characters are diverse and relatable you are invested in their lives. You empathise with them because of their flaws and mistakes. The logical plot has many twists and features domestic abuse, rape, and murder. The crimes are heinous, but not overly graphic, but the emotional and physical damage is believable.
The conclusion ties up any loose ends and gives hope, and possible future dilemmas for Lily, Mackenzie and Robin.