I was surprised to find I had finished it in only two days. I just couldn’t put it down!
By Lisa Scottoline
St Martin’s Press, $27.99, 376 pages
As pediatrician Jill Farrow plans her wedding, one of her stepdaughters from a former marriage appears unexpectedly at her door. The girl delivers the shocking news that her father is dead and she believes he was murdered, despite the authorities’ ruling of an accidental overdose. Though resisting her stepdaughter’s pleas to investigate, Jill is drawn into a swirling caldron of mystery and danger that threatens not only her planned nuptials but her life. Adding complexity, her fiancé does not want the stepdaughters in their lives and threatens to end the relationship. But Jill discovers that her ex had an apartment in Manhattan that he leased under a false name, and hints of a dark conspiracy begin to emerge. She soon realizes that he was probably murdered and the killers are now after her.
The story of a suburban mom/pediatrician quickly becomes a compelling and suspenseful thriller. It will keep you guessing right up to the unexpected end.
The New York Times best selling author of Save Me, Think Twice and Look Again, Lisa Scottoline has been creating exciting novels full of wonderful and lovable people and astounding plots for many years. Her multitudes of fans know they can always count on a great read when they open one of her novels.
Days after finishing this novel, I am still thinking about Jill and her family. They feel like old friends. Despite worrying about finding time to read a rather large book, I was surprised to find I had finished it in only two days. I just couldn’t put it down!
Reviewed by Fran Byram