They live in the big houses on the pretty street. Those other women, as we call them. And to think I used to want to be like them, to have their money and happiness, to live and laugh and play like them. Not any more.
It’s the fourth of July and the whole town is gathered at the local pool. Through the sweltering afternoon, we single mothers don’t mix with the other women—the ones with the perfect lives and happy marriages. Women like Sabine Miller. But when Sabine shoots me a desperate look across the water and suddenly disappears, my blood runs cold…
Running to the back gate, all I find is a gold charm bracelet she dropped on her way out. I convince myself I’m imagining things until Sabine’s husband Mark appears. When he realizes she’s missing, he phones the cops straight away. “Someone has been threatening Sabine,” he says. “Now they’ve kidnapped her.”
Hours later, I wish I’d run faster. The whole town is searching the streets, calling Sabine’s name over and over. On the TV, Mark is begging for someone to bring his wife home.
The truth is, I was the last person to see her alive—and it’s killing me inside. Now the cops are at my door asking questions. I’m terrified they’ll find out what happened years ago between me and Sabine. Something I’ve never told anyone.
But I need to tell someone. Can you keep a secret?
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.
This book has an interesting and intriguing premise, and that’s why I was so interested in reading it. It started a bit slow and it was a little difficult to get into it, but once the action started gaining momentum, I just had to continue flipping the pages. The many twists were nicely done, but I would have loved to see them coming in a more balanced way. The final 25% of the book felt a bit rushed and convenient to me.
Nonetheless, the story is really interesting and I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters. Very clever plot. I like it when all the pieces fall into place.
If you are looking for a story with intrigue, twists, and people who keep all kinds of secrets, this is the book for you.
So, for all of that, I give this book… 3.5 TEA CUPS!