Author: Michelle Frances
Published by: Pan Macmillan on Mar. 31, 2022
Source: Publishers Group Canada
Book Rating: 8/10
Amy is fiercely independent, with a high-powered career, a flat of her own and tight-knit friendships. But as she approaches her thirtieth birthday, she can’t help but rue the one thing she doesn’t have – a relationship.
When Amy comes round following a serious fall, she doesn’t remember anything from the last six months. Not even the week skiing at her aunt’s luxurious chalet in Val D’Isere with her mum and best friends to celebrate her birthday. And she certainly doesn’t remember being swept off her feet by the handsome Dr Jack Stewart . . .
Jack is the full package – charming, caring and devoted to Amy. Everyone is smitten with him, but as the week goes on, Amy begins to find Jack’s presence chilling. Is her broken mind playing tricks? Or is the perfect boyfriend really too good to be true?
Cunning, ominous, and compelling!
The Boyfriend is an intense, unsettling, crafty thrill ride that takes you into the life of the driven, successful Amy Kennedy who, after suffering a fall shortly before heading to Val D’Islere with her mother and best friends to celebrate her thirtieth birthday, finds her memory of the last six months in tatters and the question of whether the handsome, attentive Dr. Jack Stewart, is really who he claims to be or merely a stranger with malicious intentions.
The prose is eerie and tight. The characters are unreliable, desperate, and deceitful. And the plot is a simmering, engrossing tale full of lies, secrets, manipulation, mayhem, greed, violence, and murder.
Overall, The Boyfriend is another taut, satisfying, sinister tale by Frances that kept me entertained, engaged, and guessing from start to finish.
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Thank you to Publishers Group Canada for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.