Fall into this page-turning mystery!
A woman’s seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked by a discovery about the death of her first husband in this twisty psychological thriller from Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author whom Entertainment Weekly called “impossible to outwit.”
After losing her husband, Derrick, in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom, who is kind, handsome, driven, and successful. Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in her relationship with Tom and in the home they've made together on the Connecticut shore.
Then one day a homicide detective shows up at Emma and Tom’s door asking questions. Though Emma had been cleared of her husband’s murder, it appears that law enforcement is taking another look at her and the case.
What do they know? Are they on the right track this time? And most importantly, will the renewed investigation ruin Emma’s chances of a happy life?
With twists and turns all the way to the last page, this fast-paced, expertly plotted novel will have you asking that age-old question: how well do you really know the ones you love?
At the start of this meandering domestic thriller from bestseller White (The Fiancée), Emma Hawke, the owner of a business research company specializing in forecasting trends, is awakened late one night by New York City police detectives knocking at the door of her Madison, N.J., home. Her husband, Derrick Rand, was shot and killed in SoHo a few hours earlier. The case is never solved, and Emma has never admitted to anyone "how deeply troubled her marriage had been." Twenty-seven months later, Emma has married again—to genial widower Tom Halliday, the owner of an advertising firm—and moved to Westport, Conn., "a town that's part well-heeled suburb, part old New England village." Her business is thriving, and she's set on making new friends. Then, the New York police come knocking again, this time to inform her that they're reopening the investigation into Derrick's death. Another murder, embezzlement, a long-hidden fraud, and a petulant stepchild are added to the mix in an unsuccessful attempt to keep tension high. Those looking for nail-biting suspense should look elsewhere. Hopefully, White will return to form next time.
Great story with bland ending
Self- propelling storyline and easy to read but I thought the ending wasn’t worthy— it was too matter of fact— almost like “and here is the lesson we learned from this story”
Waste of time
Mediocre story with one dimensional characters. The ending was so horrible.