What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning excitement of The Murder Bag.
Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she’s the sort of person you’d want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend.
But what sort of person is she really?
Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won’t leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees.
There seems to be only one way out.
And it involves murder …
The Tension is Palpable!
This is my first novel by Tony Parsons – but it most definitely won’t be the last! What a read!
Tara Carver pretty much has a perfect life; with a loving husband supporting her all the way she runs her own company and they have a wonderful home life with their children. Then, in a moment of madness, Tara puts it all at risk by sleeping with a stranger whilst she’s on a business trip. She strives to put it all behind her but the man won’t let it go and insists they are in a relationship. Suddenly everything she has – everything they have worked for as a couple – hangs in the balance . . .
This is an author with his finger on the pulse of what makes a gripping story! I couldn’t decide whether to support Tara or be dismayed by the situation she found herself in, but anyone can make a mistake. However, few find themselves under the intense pressure put upon Tara and the author conveys this expertly. A tale which will get under your skin; the tension is palpable and how it plays out is riveting! Skilfully created and well-written, this one had me hooked right to the end. I definitely recommend it and give it 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller
- Format: ebook, hardcover, audiobook
- Size: 423 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
- Publication Date: 07 January 2021
- Book Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53176774
Tony Parsons (born 6 November 1953) is a British journalist broadcaster and author. He began his career as a music journalist on the NME, writing about punk music. Later, he wrote for The Daily Telegraph, before going on to write his current column for the Daily Mirror. Parsons was for a time a regular guest on the BBC Two arts review programme The Late Show, and still appears infrequently on the successor Newsnight Review; he also briefly hosted a series on Channel 4 called Big Mouth.
He is the author of the multi-million selling novel, Man and Boy (1999). Parsons had written a number of novels including The Kids (1976), Platinum Logic (1981) and Limelight Blues (1983), before he found mainstream success by focussing on the tribulations of thirty-something men. Parsons has since published a series of best-selling novels – One For My Baby (2001), Man and Wife (2003), The Family Way (2004), Stories We Could Tell (2006), My Favourite Wife (2007), Starting Over (2009) and Men From the Boys (2010). His novels typically deal with relationship problems, emotional dramas and the traumas of men and women in our time. He describes his writing as ‘Men Lit’, as opposed to the rising popularity of ‘Chick Lit’.