A heart-pounding psychological thriller for fans of Disclaimer and Apple Tree Yard.
My husband's lover. They said her death was a tragic accident. And I believed them...until now.
Carmen is happily married to Tom, a successful London lawyer and divorcé with three children. She is content to absorb the stresses of being a stepmother to teenagers and the stain of 'second wife'. She knows she'll always live in the shadow of another woman - not Tom's first wife, Laura, who is resolutely polite and determinedly respectable, but the lover who ended his first marriage: Zena.
Zena, who was shockingly beautiful. Zena, who drowned swimming late one night.
But Carmen can overlook her husband's dead mistress...until she starts to suspect that he might have been the person who killed her.
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Good narration. Predictable ending.
Not terrible, but not good.
The narration is extremely good and I think that kept me going as far as chapter 17. The characters are not developed enough for me to really believe them. Carman, just about, but certainly not any others. I was bored at times, but ploughed-on. Then the decision taken by the central character in chapter 17 seemed so unlikely that I threw in the towel. I will now return it.
- Ann D