Author Jane Corry’s books are like opening a gift not knowing if I would get a surprise or a kickass shocker. Reading this book kept me in heady anticipation waiting for that twist which would turn the story at its end.
Poppy and Stuart had a stable marriage, though twenty years of being together did lead to complacency and lack of intimacy. Entered an old flame, the first love, and Poppy made one mistake which saw repercussions until the last page.
The book started as a family drama, showing me Poppy’s life. I was ambivalent toward her though she did lead me on a merry trail when she wanted to play with fire. The book slowly turned darker as the one mistake came to light, and things started happening to her.
The author built up suspense by interspersing chapters of Poppy’s statement at the criminal court where she was being cross-examined. I eagerly waited for the other shoe to fall, and reveal the truth. And oh boy, did it!! Poppy’s life turned upside down, and I was the perfect voyeur to witness that.
The last few chapters had the biggest of twists and turns, some I had suspected and others completely blindsided me. It was a delightful well plotted story, which made a delicious afternoon read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life . . .
Publication Date: May 2020