Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer.
Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And now she and Josh are so infatuated, they can’t stay away from one another.
Abby Landon, Josh’s daughter, is home from college nursing a broken heart. She’s seeking solace, not more scandal, so when she catches her dad kissing Nora, she vows to take the homewrecker down.
And as for Abby’s mother and Josh’s wife, Gwen? To anyone on the outside looking in, the mother of two appears to be living the ideal suburban life.
Until she winds up dead.
The serene seaside town of Shoreham has always been the perfect place to raise a family—not somewhere housewives are brutally murdered. So who killed Gwen Landon, and how many twisted secrets will be exposed as the vindictive plot comes undone?
This propulsive domestic thriller from Hunt (For Better or Worse) opens with the police arriving at the upscale South Florida home of 49-year-old Gwen Landon, a married mother of two, whose dead body lies in the backyard. Flash back six months. Gwen wants to be something other than a homemaker, having abandoned college for the sake of the career of her physician husband, Josh. Josh, who's discontented with his marriage, begins an affair with housewife Nora Holliday, who wants to leave her alcoholic husband. As Josh and Nora's affair intensifies, Gwen targets the wrong woman in an attempt to uncover her husband's infidelities. Meanwhile, Gwen and Josh's college-age daughter, Abby, spots Josh kissing Nora and resolves to punish her father. Hunt builds suspense through the alternating perspectives of each of the three women. The action hurtles toward an astonishing conclusion. Fans of Paula Hawkins and Megan Abbott will be gratified.
Did no one proof read this book? Sheesh. Also, predictable and rather slow.