This review is going to be a little bit different, and there will be some slight spoilers.

I typically do not blog about books I did not enjoy, but this one is different. This falls in that rare gray area of maybe you will like it and maybe you won’t, so I’m going to let you decide on whether you want to give it a try or not.

Let me know if you do!


Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but… ‘should she be scared’?


I didn’t love this book, but I didn’t hate it either. I only finished it to find out what happened, but I did a TON of skimming.

The main character, Marianne is a weak person. I mean, pathetically weak.

She acted like she had the perfect life, but her twin boys were complete brats, and her daughter (who was from her husbands first marriage & is deceased), had an eating disorder.

Her husband expected a full and complete meal as soon as he hit the door after work, disapproved of her having friends and hobbies, and constantly made her feel as if she were crazy.

He isolated her, and controlled her. He even monitored her phone messages.

When Marianne suspected him of having an affair, she did have a few brave moments, but it never made sense to me why she didn’t print out the e-mails of proof.

Surely she could have found some place to hide them.

Now, the way she got him was worth drudging through the book!

It was EPIC!

Unexpected and EPIC!

Not everything is as you expect it to be, and the ending gives you several surprises, which are perfect!

So, if you want to slog through a lot of “poor me” and many spots of repeat dialogue, go for it.

The premise was good, but the execution was poor.

I may or may not read more by this Author.

If you read it, let me know what you think. The Amazon reviews go from 1 to five stars, so I guess it really depends on taste with this book. 

Right now, the Kindle edition is only 99 cents, so it wouldn’t hurt to try it at this moment.

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