A daughter pushing the limits. A marriage ready to crack. A secret that can break them.
For Emily Rossi, life may not be perfect, but it’s pretty close. She has a great career, a house in the country, a solid marriage to Eric and two wonderful children—tennis superstar Daniel and quiet, sensitive Zara. But when her fourteen-year-old daughter brings home a toxic new best friend, Emily’s seemingly perfect family starts to spiral out of control.
Suddenly Zara is staying out late, taking drugs and keeping bad company. And just when Emily needs Eric to be an involved father, he seems too wrapped up with his job in London to care. What’s more, he’s started drinking again.
When a dark secret from the past emerges, Emily’s life is turned upside down. Struggling to protect the people she loves, can she save her damaged family? Doing so may mean keeping a secret of her own…
Secrets and Suspense!
This is my first book by Carol Mason, but it certainly won’t be my last.
Emily Rossi seems to have it all – as near perfect as she could wish for; a good marriage, two teenage children who are both happy and well adjusted and a career that fits in around it all. Until, that is, her daughter makes a new friend and suddenly life isn’t as perfect after all . . .
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this author; surprisingly, given her bio, she isn’t one I had heard much about before. This is a story which will ring true to anyone who has, or had, teenagers, but this isn’t just about the kids – there is so much more going on! Secrets have a way of worming their way out and this novel has more than you would think. Smoothly written, I found myself really invested in the Rossi family and very quickly became immersed in all the goings on. As things unfold, there are still secrets hidden away – all of which come out eventually (as secrets do) and there was more than one surprise! A really well planned novel with believable characters and scenarios, this is a most enjoyable read and I already have another two by this author waiting to be read. I’m very happy to recommend this book and the author, and give this one 4.5*.
I received this book via Kindle First as part of my Amazon Prime subscription; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family life, psychological suspense
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook, audio cd
- Size: 329 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union
- Publication Date: 1 May 2020
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I am the Amazon Charts and Kindle#1 bestselling author of women’s commercial fiction. My novels have been translated into more than 15 languages and are available all over the world. I am from northern England where most of my novels are set. When not writing I like to cook, travel to big cities or the ocean, walk my rescue dog, Henry, amuse my three-legged cat, Tria, watch boundless Netflix, and read inspiring fiction. Oh, and you will most likely find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I tend to spend a little too much time, so do please follow me there if you wish to tag along!
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