Argghhhk! I ate my couch cushions, spitting out feathers from my mouth! What a tense, wtf I’m reading but I cannot stop, will not stop because I’m obsessed with the fast pacing, heart pounding, stomach churning novel!
I have a question to the readers of this book: did you fantasize six million ways of getting rid of shameless slut Erica by giving her slow and the most torturous death and keep thinking to hire John Wick for his impressive knife throwing skills? Well, I guess I did and I’m not ashamed of it. The author gave us one of the most hatable characters: A mashup of Maleficent- Baby Jane Hudson- Nurse Ratched-Wicked Witch of the West-Cersei Lannister.
After I destroyed our couch, a long and painful stomach pumping procedure later, i continued to read at the pillow-less hospital bed (actually I read aloud and all the nurses on my ward dropped their shifts, circled me to know what’s gonna happen, treating me with jelly trays. )
I summarized them the plot before I start my reading: which I’ll do the same for you:
Stephanie and Patrick are happily married with twins if you don’t count the babies’ heavy colic problem which turns to torturous nightmare with nonstop crying tournament, agitation and restlessness. Both of them suffer from sleep deprivation and their only problem was not adjusting to be new parents. A woman named Erica ( scumbag slut alert) from Patrick’s past appears out of nowhere, telling that she is Patrick’s ex wife’s best friend and she insists that first wife hasn’t died accidentally, she has been murdered by Patrick. And as last nail to the coffin: she tells that she and Patrick were in love and having affair behind his first wife’s back.
Erica blackmails them because she already did her homework and she knows about inheritance money of Stephanie and she wants her cut for her silence not to talk to the police for reopening the murder case.
Well, Erica is not only blackmailing this couple, she may ruin another two couple’s lives, too, with the powerful information she may use as her leverage.
And the worst thing is she already incepted suspicion seeds inside Stephanie sleep deprived, paranoid mind. What will happen? Could Patrick be cold blooded killer? Could pathologic liar Erica tell the truth? Could Patrick marry her for inheritance money?
As her reality slowly distorts, she has to gather the pieces of her life to find the truth to protect her family.
I liked twists, gripping, breathtaking writing and as my final decision I’m giving my fiery, nerve bending, shocking, jaw dropping five stars. I think this might be my favorite work of the author! ( And of course all hospital crew listened to my reading throughout my stomach pumping process agree with my decision! And I’m thankful to be featherless now which mean I can pour myself a glass of Chardonnay!)