My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.
He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. Though, you’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
Reviewed by Lynsey:
Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):
Overall I enjoyed the book, it was a good break from my romance reads, and it was easy to pick up and put down. Not a complicated read just a few loose ends:
Ending – too rushed and not explained in enough detail compared to the beginning/middle. How did nobody not notice the bedroom and shutters after the police were called, why was Grace not asked about why she painted the graphic paintings, Jake had already told their friends that she paints Diane and Adam didn’t question. Esther was the only one that put 2 & 2 together about the red room at the end and what it was going to be used for.
Bangkok – staying on the balcony all day locked in, where were the cleaners? I liked the room next door test. What exactly did Jack do in Bangkok?
More background on Jack, what was his real name, did he really kill his mum?
I liked Millie’s character and how she played her part within the story, I thought she brought a fun element that made her endearing.
Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 7
Plot Development: 6
Ease of Reading: 8
Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 4 it was a good first debut thriller, I enjoyed reading the story, but would have liked more depth on Jack’s background
Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES if you like psychological thrillers