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Two marriages. Three little lies. Someone’s going to die…

I hold my breath as my handsome husband walks through the door. I’ve planned the perfect surprise birthday party for him. Our friends are gathered and the champagne is flowing. But when I catch the look in his deep brown eyes, I realise I’ve got this horribly wrong.

All evening my stomach is churning. And I can’t help but notice Danielle Baines speaking with Aiden. With her salon-styled hair, diamonds glittering on her ring finger and married to a rich businessman she has the kind of lifestyle I can only dream of. I’ve never liked her. And I know the feeling is mutual.

So why is she here and what is she saying to my husband?

Now it’s the end of the party and the man I love is confessing a secret that shocks me to the core. But it’s not what I was afraid of. It’s much worse.

He says we have to take our son and leave the place we call home because our lives are in danger.

I thought I knew everything about my husband. But suddenly he feels like a stranger. Should I trust him with my life?

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

My Thoughts…

The beginning of this psychological suspense fills the reader with trepidation. It’s a story of two women, two marriages, and a web of deceit that has devastating consequences. Emily, married to Aiden with a young son and another baby on the way, is happy. They have a few money worries, and Emily would love to be wealthier like her best friend. Dani is living the dream, married to Marcus. The only overt connection between the two women is Marcus’ business. There is a marked change in both husbands’ behaviour, and after an unexpected confession, the women’s lives converge dangerously and unpredictably.

Numerous twists and an underlying sense of menace make this addictive reading. All the clues are there, but the final twist remains disturbing and unexpected.


Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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