"This year's Gone Girl."—Harlan Coben
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018 | A Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery Book of 2018 | A Crime Reads Best Novel of 2018
From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself.
When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.
Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look—at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.
This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This electric, of-the-moment thriller tackles moral philosophy and police procedures with equal gusto. Jason Powell, an expert in ethical investing, stands accused of multiple sexual assaults, and his wife Angela’s closely guarded history prevents her from fully taking his side. Alafair Burke, author of The Ex and 14 other crime thrillers, unspools Angela’s secrets at a steady, almost serene pace—until the end, when we were floored by a mountainous switchback of heartbreaking revelations about Angela’s past and her husband’s actions.
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An interesting author. This is the first book I have read of hers. I like the story told from different characters. I always find that interesting. I’m not so sure I agree that it had a “jaw dropping” ending. I suspected some of what was going to happen, but not all and was actually a little surprised when I turned the page and found Acknowledgments. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book and stayed up too late reading a few nights.
This book is full of liberal innuendos with no factual basis. It lumps Trump with Cosby, when Trump has never once been accused of sexual assault, unlike Bill Clinton and countless other Democrats. The writing is as weak as the main character, along with other weak female characters. Save your money.