A leapord does not change its spots, and neither does an infidel husband. I have to be honest here, Dylan was the most horrible of husbands. He was only busy trying to find the next woman to score with. To think he had grown up children along with an illegitimate one who popped up suddenly into their family life. You would think he would then find his shame…. Noooo he found the next woman… But someone was killing these women too… What would the wife Sheila do now? Or was she the killer?
My first book by Kevin O’Brien, and it was obvious the author had gone all out to make this book filled with highs and lows of a thriller. Just when I thought I knew the husband, he proved to me how low he could get, all for the next conquest. I liked his characterization as I could hate him pretty much throughout the book.
Ah now the wife, she was portrayed well by the author, a woman who lived with the man and forgave him for the multitude of affairs. Though I wasn’t quite sure why an independent woman would, especially when the children had grown up. Ah well, to each his/her own.
The murders brought their own excitement, but as the wife investigated deeper into husband’s past, I could guess the killer. I actually shut my brain to read this book. I wouldn’t say I loved the book, but it was something I couldn’t move away from. I had to know if the lying, rotten husband would get drawn and quartered. So to me, it was a fun thriller.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher Kensington, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Sheila O’Rourke has always known her husband isn’t perfect. Who is? But things have been better since they moved to Seattle to make a fresh start. So much so that when sixteen-year-old Eden turns up, claiming to be Dylan’s child by another woman, Sheila tries to be welcoming.
At first, Sheila feels sympathy for the girl. Eden’s mother recently fell to her death in an incident with unsettling parallels to Sheila’s past. Still, Eden is a difficult house guest, sowing discord among the family. Sheila has already been on edge for weeks, receiving anonymous texts, noticing odd noises coming from the house next door. And that’s just the start.
A PERFECT NIGHTMARE
Sheila wants to trust Dylan. She wants to feel safe in her own home. But no one can hurt you more easily than the ones closest to you . . . the ones you keep believing until it’s too late . . .
Publication Date: 30th July 2019