ABOUT THE BOOK
What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning excitement of The Murder Bag.
Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she’s the sort of person you’d want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend.
But what sort of person is she really?
Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won’t leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees.
There seems to be only one way out.
And it involves murder …
Oh my, a moment of madness and a lifetime of regret. Tara seemed to have it all, a very successful dating app business, a 5-year-old son and a husband who stayed at home to look after him. On a business trip to Tokyo, she had a one night stand. It wasn’t something she did, and it wasn’t anything like she thought it would be. The man sees it all very different though and is willing to ruin her life if she doesn’t continue with it.
This man is a real nut job that made my skin crawl from the first time he appeared on the page. The saying, ‘the grass is always greener’ comes to mind but it wasn’t going to be any garden of Eden. The reality was that he was more persistent than clover and as irritating as hogweed. Tara’s favourite person in the world seemed to be herself, and the effect it would have on her life if she couldn’t stop this man. But how far would she be willing to go, or even get someone else, to stop him.
I was engrossed in the first half of this book, but then it took off and became much deeper in the second half. The main characters are far from likeable with twists that I hadn’t even thought of. Shocking disclosures and a mystery to unravel that made my brain go into overdrive. Brilliant round off with all the ends tied off. A great read.
I wish to thank the publisher and NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony Parsons is a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist. His books have been published in over forty languages and his multi-million selling novel Man and Boy won The Book of The Year prize in 2000. Most recently, he created the Max Wolfe crime series. Tony lives in London with his family. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.