Blurb; The only thing she was guilty of was trusting him
All Jenny Clifton ever wanted was to be the ideal wife and mother. When she married Michael in a fairytale wedding, followed by the birth of baby Daniel, her life was complete.
Yet just three years later, the shine has faded. Now, money is tight, and the occasional argument has become daily screaming matches between Jenny and Michael.
Something needs to change… and it does, when Michael is killed in a brutal hit and run, breathing his last with a stranger holding his hand.
Lonely and distraught, Jenny strikes up an unlikely friendship with the witness to the accident, clinging to the connection with the man who watched Michael die.
But as she uncovers the secrets that her husband was keeping, Jenny realises that her perfect life may have been a perfect lie – and worse, that her new friend may be harbouring dangerous secrets of his own…
My Review; Wow. Okay. I’m still trying to get over that ending… The story is told through each of the characters Michael, Jenny, Gary and Donna. From the start you could tell something wasn’t right, something being hidden. I was drawn in. Intrigued. A gripping start.
Brilliantly written, I felt so sorry for the child in this story (Daniel) to go through everything he had to at such a young age. The book messes with your head making you think the worst of characters that you shouldn’t and making you like the ones you shouldn’t. Grr.
Garys character comes accross as caring and trying to do his best but also a little too creepy, comes on too strong. The story deals with grief, family, debt, lies, secrets, vengence and death. It’s a fast paced story with a dark and twisted ending that I didn’t see coming. Brutal. But least it gave us all the answers and outcome we needed.
A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.