Author: Michele Campbell
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 16, 2017
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: St. Martin's Press, NetGalley
Book Rating: 7/10
Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge . . and someone else is urging her to jump.
How did things come to this?
As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?
Complex, intriguing, and gloomy!
This is a character-driven novel that delves into just how much our friendships and relationships can define us and highlights just how parasitic some of them can really be.
The writing is well done. The characters are selfish, scheming and deceptive. And although the plot in the first half of the novel is a little slow as the author delves deeply into the different personalities and motivations of each character, the second half is definitely much more exciting, intense and action-packed with as many suspects as motives and an ending with a contemplative twist.
This is ultimately a novel about friendship, secrets, manipulation, jealousy, obsession, adultery and murder and a good debut for Campbell. In fact, some readers will love the dark, moody feel of the story and the cast of characters with no redeeming qualities between them. Unfortunately for me, the lack of characters with any sort of moral or ethical conscience made it hard to connect and left me a little indifferent of the story overall.
This book is due to be published on May 16, 2017.
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Thank you to NetGalley, especially St. Martin’s Press, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.