From USA Today bestselling author Pamela Crane comes an addictively readable domestic suspense novel…
Mackenzie, Robin, and Lily have been inseparable forever, sharing life’s ups and downs and growing even closer as the years have gone by. They know everything about each other. Or so they believe.
Nothing could come between these three best friends . . .
Except for a betrayal.
Nothing could turn them against each other . . .
Except for a terrible past mistake.
Nothing could tear them apart . . .
Except for murder.
Two decades after becoming BFFs at college, Mackenzie Fischer, Robin Thompson, and Lily Santoro, the three suburban Pittsburghers at the center of this serviceably plotted but otherwise subpar domestic thriller from Crane (Pretty Ugly Lies), face an interlacing series of crises that threaten to destroy their bond if not their lives. Homemakers Mackenzie and Robin are approaching breaking points in their marriages; Mackenzie has had it with explosive, abusive Owen, while Robin suspects Grant, whom she still loves, of fooling around at the same time she's swamped taking care of their four kids. Meanwhile, personal trainer Lily, who's separated from her husband, is tempted to sleep with Grant, who's come on to her out of sexual frustration in his marriage. A disturbing incident involving Robin's 18-year-old son and Mackenzie's 15-year-old daughter could jeopardize Mackenzie's relationship with Robin and could anger Owen if he finds out about it. Though Crane does a good job keeping all these plates spinning and delivers a couple of 11th hour surprises, readers should be prepared for clich d characters and credulity stretching coincidences. Other authors have done better with similar material.
A perfect Book Club thriller
The book discusses relevant topics like modern motherhood, the stress that women today face, the empowerment that women need in order to survive, parental drama, when you can't find self-love, navigating marital struggles, the bond of friendship...and when that bond turns fragile...and so much more. Definitely one of my top reads. Meet three women, Mackenzie, Lily and Robin, each with their own demons. They're best friends, but their friendship is about to get tested when two of their teens cross an uncrossable line and it creates a sparring match between friends. But that's just the beginning!
When one of the husbands ends up dead, there are a lot of motives to who might have killed him, but in the end, you'll be given the shock of your life.
We all have our scars, some worn more visibly than others, but Crane explores how those scars impact our relationships...with a killer twist thrown in and plenty of page-turning drama. Perfect for fans of the Netflix show Dead to Me and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, this is a book you'll want to read right now!