Happy hump day book lovers!
Thrilled to share my review for this thriller with you today! This was a group read with my BOOK BESTIES and it definitely encourage a lively discussion!💕❄️💕
This book was a little quart room drama, a little psychological thriller, a little mystery, and a lot intriguing!
This book will leave you bewildered and unsettled and not knowing which way is up! A book about motherhood, tragedy, justice, and hope…. Astoria filled with lies, deception, terrible truths, and redemption… A book that will anger you, frustrate you, and leave you reeling….
Ripped from the headlines, Ashlyn is accused of killing her three-year-old daughter Tasha Nicole… Mercer is a journalist who is grieving the death of her husband and young daughter Sophia…. Mercer takes a job to write a true crime story about Ashlyn and so the threads of these women’s lives begin to tangle… The blurb to the story is short and sweet, so I will stop here with the plot….
Mercer is a likable and sympathetic character whose grief is palpable…Ashlyn on the other hand is unlikable, unsympathetic, and cold as ice…. but as much as I disliked her she was extremely well drawn… The ultimate unreliable narrator, because I don’t think a true word ever came out of her mouth…. A liar like no other, and she was really good at it, half the time I was convinced of her stories…. and to be honest I’m still not sure what the truth is! The girl twisted everything and I mean everything, she turned Mercer and me upside down and inside out and every other direction…. what a brilliantly deceitful character that made this book so very compelling! A book that will hold your attention from first page to last and leave you satisfied…
Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a thriller filled with complex characters and plenty of twists!
*** many thanks to the author for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.
Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.
Who can you trust when you can’t trust yourself?
Book friends are the best friends! Berit☀️✨