I really enjoyed this book by fellow Aussie author Raynette Mitchell. Raynette is one of the many fellow self-published authors I have connected with via the Twitterverse. I liked the sound of her book, so I bought it, and added it to my 'to be read pile'. When I finally got around to reading it, I was not disappointed.
It tells a story about everyday people and what can happen with a tangled web of lies, when it begins to unravel.
Our protagonist is Karen. We hear about her first love, John via flashbacks to her past. Sadly their relationship didn’t work out. This leads her to meeting Martin, and they eventually end up settling down and getting married. It was a whirlwind romance and progresses very fast. So much so, that Karen fails to see that Martin is a self-absorbed boring man.
Although she loves Martin, he can be a difficult man, and there is no real spark. From Karen’s perceptive, there never really has been. For her, their marriage was simply, comfortable, and he was someone who could offer her a ‘good life’.
Turning to the internet, Karen gets stuck in a sticky web of lies and deception. Let’s, just say she is enjoying the attention from the new men in her life. She is playing a very dangerous game.
Her secrets go undiscovered until fate intervenes on a rainy night.
This is a fast paced book, with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and will have you hooked from the very first page.
The author has you caring about Karen and what will happen to her, even though she is doing something dishonest. Raynette has created a very real and relatable character, who you will feel empathy for.
There are lots of Australian references which I loved, and descriptions of places familiar to me.
I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I give it 5 stars.
If you would like to check out Raynette's work, click on the links below.