“How well do you really know your best friend?
Kat Grant and Alice Campbell have a friendship forged in shared confidences and long lunches lubricated by expensive wine. Though they’re very different women—the artsy socialite and the struggling suburbanite—they’re each other’s rocks. But even rocks crumble under pressure. Like when Kat’s financier husband, Howard, plunges to his death from the second-floor balcony of their South Florida mansion.
Howard was a jerk, a drunk, a bully and, police say, a murder victim. The questions begin piling up. Like why Kat has suddenly gone dark: no calls, no texts and no chance her wealthy family will let Alice see her. Why investigators are looking so hard in Alice’s direction. Who stands to get hurt next. And who is the cool liar—the masterful manipulator behind it all.”
Thank you to NetGalley and HQ Digital for providing me with an e-ARC copy. As always, all opinions in this review are my own and honest.
This was such a great read! There isn’t much action and twists so if this is something you look for then I don’t think you’ll enjoy this. The writing however is fantastic, and Margot Hunt has definitely proved herself to be very talented. This is told from the POV of Alice only but is told in the present tense and in the past to help give backstory to Kat and Alice’s friendship and this worked so well.I really enjoyed this format and it helped to really help pull the story together so you could understand the full picture of what had gone one.
The characters were built so well, and I really liked Alice. She was like your normal everyday woman who you learn went through a tragedy causing her to quit her job and become a stay at home Mum. She has family issues, issues with her marriage and financial issues but none of them were over exaggerated or unrealistic. You could understand her friendship with Kat who the ‘cool’ girl, had everything and was just effortlessly confident and you could also understand why someone would want to murder Howard because he was an arrogant dick. The character dynamics were just great and it really helped pull the story together.
I figured the twist out quite early, but it didn’t make the novel any less enjoyable. I felt invested in Alice’s life and I wanted to know what would happen to her and how things got this way as it was such a gripping read. It was realistic, and I think that’s what made this quite ‘scary’, there aren’t big plot twists thrown in or any supernatural elements, it’s all very real life and realistic.
This was a very clever read and it was so easy and quick to read. I’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a gripping thriller read! You can pre-order it from Amazon UK and is set to be released on January 23rd 2018.