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Welcome to loony tunes characters, and you are all invited to peruse them. Probably whack them too.

Maddie moved into a new neighborhood post separation from her infidel husband who now had a baby with his secretary and was living in Maddie’s old home with his new family. The upstairs neighbor, Jade, was a new mother to baby Ben, and over time, a drunken pact was made to kill each other’s husbands. Were they serious?

Oh my! The book sure had weird characters, each trying to outdo the other. Author Dawn Goodwin hammered out distinctive nature to them. Jade had temperamental moods, Maddie was too subservient. The louse of a husband was happy that he had a cake and ate it too. The secretary felt victorious at having bagged a jerk. Each of them pulled at my emotional strings, but they had one thing in common. I wanted to bop them one, and some deserved two.

The twists the story took were best felt at the end where unexpected things happened. Naivete was at its best in Maddie. The others revolved around her. There was a lot happening down its pages, and some scenes made me cringe. This was a different domestic thriller where I was sure they should just kill each other and be done with it.

A fun entertainer.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.





I’LL KILL YOURS, IF YOU KILL MINE.Maddie’s life has come crashing down around her. Her husband has left her and moved on with a new woman and baby. No longer can she run from the past that’s been haunting her. The past has destroyed her future.In a new flat, trying to start a new life, Maddie meets Jade and her young son, Ben. All too swiftly Maddie finds the dark thoughts whirring through her brain. But Jade’s different, she loves Ben, doesn’t she?As the two women begin to open up about their exes over a few glasses of wine, Jade conjures a plan, a pact. She’ll kill Maddie’s if Maddie kills hers. Laughing it off, Maddie returns to her normal life. But what if it wasn’t a joke at all…


Publication Date: October 2020

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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10 Responses

  1. HA! oh that was a really good one, Shalini, and I, like you, have had characters that you so wished they’d just kill each other and get it over with–YES!! shorten that book! let’s put us ALL out of our misery.

  2. I don’t think I would have liked the characters either. In fact, at some point, I might have wanted in on a pact to get rid of a few. It’s good it is fiction!

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