Quite a domestic drama was this with twists and turns that kept me swimming in the murky depths of the story. Alice lost her first husband Tom on a skiing accident of sorts, then married Nathan and lived happily with her 2 daughters. Life was good with best friend Beth.
Then came those creeping thoughts about her husband’s infidelity when an errant earring rolled in the car, a hotel bill with couples massage, and mysterious text messages. Soon best friend started behaving surreptitiously. Ugghhh… What was Alice to do? She started her investigation but quite late down the book.
My first book by Sandie Jones, I loved the whole premise of it. It was almost like watching a movie on my kindle where the scenes unfolded with an evil delight. I liked it when husband squirmed in a slimy way. He was quite slippery like an eel. It was fun to see him trying to squeeze out of the sticky situations. Then came the friend who kept hiding away. Soon the Facebook profile of the first husband showed activity. So many of these cute suspenseful surprises, shocks for main character, kept popping up. I watched /read this thriller with a quiet glee. The only thing missing was popcorn.
This was an oft repeated plot where the main character went through the pills and alcohol phase. I loved the story more when Alice took charge and changed her own fortunes. I would advice you to read it with wine and popcorn. A fun reading movie!!
I received the ARC from Edelweiss and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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For Alice, life has never been better.
After the death of her first husband, she has remarried, with a successful business, two children and a beautiful house.
In Beth, she also has the best friend she has always wanted. A friend without judgement, she is the most trustworthy and loyal person Alice knows.
So when Alice begins to suspect her husband Nathan is having an affair, Alice turns to Beth to help her find the truth. She can trust Beth, can’t she . . .?
I need this book!! Fab review. ❤️
sounds good… i feel like i have browsed her books before… very familiar name..🤔
Only one book prior to this… I haven’t read that book
Excellent review, Shalini! I’ve recommended it for library purchase so fingers crossed 🤞
Woohoo I hope you like it. Most haven’t. I found it quite enjoyable domestic drama
A reading movie, squirmy, slippery eel.I love this review! You really do paint a picture with your words. This one is right up my alley, sounds like one I’d enjoy too.
This was quite fun if you don’t analyse and just see/read it
That was such a great review that you almost…almost made me want to read it again!!😄
Hahaha read it again about the slimy husband.. Noooo
Husband was slippery as an eel? 😉
Hahaha yes 😂😂 very slimy too
Love that…A fun reading movie!!!
It felt like that. I wish Netflix would pick it up
Wonderful review! It sounds like a fun read that would work really well on screen.
Exactly I would love to see this on Netflix
Great review! Definitely adding this one to Goodreads 😀
Aww thank you so much ❤️.. Hope you get to read this soon
I always love your reviews Shalini, but I think you’ve outdone yourself with this one. I’m heading over to Edelweiss right now!
Wow… High praise thank you so much.. Kim… Hope you like it too. Netflix should pick it up
Great review! I’ve been seeing this book pop up on a lot of IG feeds 😊💖
I have to get back to IG.. 🤦♀️ Forgot about the account there
An eel-like husband…and reading movie… well put, Shalini!
Hahaha thank you… I think I don’t like eels… Domestic drama all should be made into movies
I thought it was tons of fun, too! Terrific review, Shalini! ♥️
Thank you Jennifer. I think I have to read her first book now
Well done – you have better luck with Edelweiss than I do
No ways I get rejected there too… I got rejected by blog Tour organizers yesterday 🤷♀️
Now I want to read books with you, with wine and popcorn! Wonderful review. ❤
Make it vodka… The way my life is crashing… I need to do shots of it
Yes, I agree. Let’s do shots. You know where I am, love. Don’t suffer alone.❤❤❤❤
I love how crazy Jane was in this book…and how she thought she was normal! Crazy ride and a satisfying ending!
I agree.. It was a crazy book
gotta keep the supply of popcorn handy. thankfully, it almost never gets old. 🙂
True that ❤️
“The husband squirm in a slimy way” well, I’m intrigued! I still haven’t read the author’s first book yet. What was your rating for her other book? Was it worth the read?
I haven’t read the other book. Got rejected for that. And I have to check it out if I get in a sale
Ha! I liked your comparison to reading a movie! Excellent.
Domestic dramas should be made into movies. Is Netflix listening to me?
I love it when books read like a movie in your head. Those are the best. I’ve tried explaining that to other people before and they look at me like I’m crazy. Good to know other readers “get it.” Great review Shalini!
All my books read like a movie then I decide how the movie was 🤷♀️ thank you so much ❤️
As I started reading your review, I thought not another best friend/husband betrayal. Then you start talking about previous husband and suspicious behaviour, starting to sound better. I love the comparison of a watching a movie and the husband as an eel?? I love the sound of this, amazing review.
Hahaha it was a good book Carla. Some books should be made into movies, I believe. Apparently her first book is much better. Have you read it?
No I have not read anything by her, but I have seen reviews on the first book and it sounds wonderful.