Published: January 17, 2017
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES?
When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.
And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.
But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.
When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.
And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .
” A spur-of-the-moment detour leads to disaster in this psychological thriller debut.
Joseph Lynch and his 4-year-old son, William, are navigating North London traffic when William spots his mother’s car exiting the highway. William wants to surprise Melissa, so they follow her to the Premier Inn, where Joe assumes she’s meeting a client; instead, they find Mel in the hotel bar, arguing with her best friend’s husband, tech millionaire Ben Delaney. Mel flees before Joe can flag her down, so he confronts Ben, who denies having seen Mel. The ensuing scuffle ends with Ben’s striking his head on the parking garage floor and losing consciousness. Joe takes William home and then returns to the hotel, but Ben and his vehicle are gone. Also missing is Joe’s phone, which he lost in the fray. Later that night, Joe interrogates Mel, who insists that the rendezvous was business-related. Joe initially believes her, but it’s not long until he realizes that his wife is lying—and that thanks to her vengeful lover, his marriage isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. The author writes viscerally about the emotional devastation wrought by marital infidelity. Joe’s heartbreak and desolation are palpable, the tale cunningly exploits the paranoia that springs from fractured trust, and although Logan fails to fully earn his twisting plot’s final turn, the ending still packs a punch.
British journalist Logan’s first foray into crime fiction is an adrenaline-fueled page-turner that explores the fragility of domestic bliss.” Kirkus Review
This book was full of emotions and secrets are everywhere. Nothing is as it seems and just when you think you know the outcome; the author pulls a fast one and off you go again trying to figure out what’s going on. This is a real attention holder and the ending is great!