Best friends they may be, but Molly and Kate are very different individuals. Molly, a spoilt child and then an indulged wife, not only gets whatever she wants, she takes things that don’t belong to her, including other women’s husbands. Kate, fiercely loyal, has, until now, always defended and protected her friend, at the same time offering refuge to Molly’s traumatised son. Against her better judgement, Kate is forced to revisit the deaths of two men; men who had affairs with Molly. Considered tragic and accidental at the time, fresh scrutiny and new revelations trigger a disturbing chain of events that have sickening consequences.
Molly either can’t or won’t mend her ways, and Kate, caught up in her own personal tragedy, is forced to draw a line in the sand. Their friendship is at breaking point; Molly has gone too far this time. All is not as it seems.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I love to go out and people watch and with this book I could do that in the comfort of my own home. The story centres round a group of long-term friends, well I use the term friends loosely, as one of them is there by default. Molly is the pretty one, Molly is the centre of attention but Molly isn’t the one you can trust, especially with anyone else’s husband. Molly has no conscientious where setting her sights on a man is concerned, no matter who he is married to. Having been spoilt by her dad she simply continued into adult life of just taking anything she fancied. She didn’t even let a little thing like being married herself make any difference. One of the other characters in the book sums up Molly perfectly, she is like Marmite you either love her or loathe her. I just kept switching camps on that one. She really is a complex character.
This is a totally engrossing book to read, with a story that pulled me in right from the first chapter. It is a story of lies and an obsession that is terrifying to how far someone will go. People have died, very mysteriously and the group of friends begin to think seriously about Molly’s connection to the men. This is soooooo good. Loved how I was finding out about the past and connection of all the friends through conversations to new comers in the mix. Very clever, totally engrossing and with all gossip not always accurate.
The group of friends have been together for years and feel they know all the warts of each of their pasts, but they all carry their own secrets. After all there is always two sides to every story and some of the group are master manipulators. There is a lot of bitterness that fester from the past within the group too. Not all that you hear is gospel. There are more sinners than saints.
There are some really twisted and tragically damaged characters in the story, not all of them obvious. This is such a tight group that really care for each other but how far can you push someone before they finally snap. I thought that I had got everyone sussed but talk about being off the mark. I was just OMG and loved it. Just brilliant!
I really can’t believe that is Terri Reynolds debut novel I can’t recommend it enough. A real top read that will wow you!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terri Reynolds started out her career with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, where she freely admits she was a fish out of water. Born into a service family and raised, without restrictions, in rural Gloucestershire, she wasn’t prepared for the hustle of city life or the terrible boredom of an office job. She now concedes that the experience, however uncomfortable, helped her hone her storytelling skills; she learnt to observe from a distance, to listen and even to eavesdrop. In awe of the flamboyant characters she worked for and regularly shocked by the antics of the people in her boarding house, she would put pen to paper and send missives home, often embellishing the weird and the wonderful.
The characters in Terri’s debut novel, The Blame Game, appear normal. Some even seem to have it all, but scratch the surface and Terri’s writing reveals everyone is hiding a secret. Get to know them and discover the sometimes awful truth.