Published: July 2, 2007
Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.
In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she’s paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren’s desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood–and her life.
Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers’ hearts pounding to the very last page.
Those last two sentences are not just blurb but FACT and you are on a roller coaster ride for the entire book. Here are the basic things you need to know:
Lauren thinks her husband cheated on her so she cheats with one of her co-workers, who is also a cop.
While Lauren is still in his apartment, she witnesses her husband killing Scott and putting the body in the back seat of his car.
She is made the detective in charge of his murder and she compromises evidence to prevent the husband being found out.
She and her partner frame another guy for the crime.
She discovered that her husband committed another crime(robbery) five years before and has been leading a double life.
He tells her he killed Scott because he was blackmailing him (about the other wife).
He tries to escape capture and crashes in a river and dies.
Lauren retires to Puerto Rico and becomes a PI.
Fantastic story. Once the action starts, it doesn’t stop until the end.
You really need to read this one. It will not disappoint.