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I was quite excited by the premise of this book. A petty crime and the DNA sample of the daughter led to the linkage of a murder 20 years ago.

Sienna’s small thievery led to the men in her family to be implicated, namely her father, uncle, and grandfather. And now it was upto mother Annie to deduce the truth as during an alcoholic binge, all the men had lost their hours of memory in 1999.

The premise was exciting but the prose was too detailed in the smallest of actions to show how close knit the family was. The suspense of the mystery of those lost hours was diluted to the point that only the last 20% revived it.

Annie didn’t do much other than try to be there for her kids. Most of the investigation was done by the cops and private investigator. It was more like a police procedural and the perp was unexpected.

The story had good twists at the end. I wouldn’t say it was the most exciting of her books, it was still quite fun.

I liked her earlier books. The writing style was so different in them.


Rating: 3 out of 5.


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A perfect marriage…

A perfect crime?

Golden couple Annie and David have it all. A loving marriage and three beautiful children. Life couldn’t be better. Until David is accused of a murder that happened 20 years ago…

As the police investigate, so does Annie. She begins desperately looking for answers, but it all comes down to a few lost hours she can’t solve…


Publication Date: April 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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11 Responses

  1. Nice review, Shalini. I have read a couple of her books and she is definitely detailed. I think I might have this one on my tablet to read, but not positive.

      1. I have only read her more dramatic stories, I didn’t even know she wrote twisty stories. I might have to check one of her older books.

  2. Excellent review Shalini. I usually enjoy this author, but missed out on this book. Not going to chase it for now. Will mark as get from the library later. Thanks for your honest review. ❤📚

    1. I am sure you will like it more than me. I wanted more suspense and less of daily routine. The blurb came to play much later.
      Thank you so much Sandy ❤️

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