Would you give up your husband to save your best friend’s life?
Bonded by their traumatic childhoods, Flora and Sophie are inseparable friends who married brothers.
What they could not have anticipated was their mother-in-law, Cecelia. Disappointed that her children have married beneath them, Cecelia takes every opportunity to belittle and taunt her daughters-in-law.
When Cecelia learns that Flora and her son are moving away, her wrath escalates, and Flora’s world begins to fall apart.
Meanwhile, Sophie’s life is also crumbling around her. Her marriage is not what it seems, and she is desperate to escape the clutches of the poisonous family she has married into.
Is Flora being tormented or is she losing her mind?
Will Sophie and Flora be forced to leave their husbands in order to survive?
With a mother-in-law like Cecelia, anything is possible…
A Gripping Psychological Thriller!
Now here’s a book which will give your brain – and your nerves – a work-out!
Flora and Sophie have always been best friends and, due to their traumatic childhoods, they remain as close as ever, even marrying brothers and living next door to each other. Life should be happy for them both, but then there’s the matter of their mother-in-law, Cecilia, who taunts her daughters-in-law as she considers her sons married beneath them. When she finds out that Flora and her husband are moving away, her wrath increases and strange things begin to happen in Flora’s life leaving her distraught. At the same time, Sophie’s marriage is not the happy relationship it should be – can both young women survive being a part of this family or will they have to run to regain peace of mind?
This is a story which pulled me inside out and back again! Without giving anything away, one of the scenes in the book is about my greatest horror and I read it whilst lying in bed; frankly, I deserve a gold medal (at the very least) for not shrieking, screaming the house down and – last but not least – waking my husband! After that I just had to keep on reading as there was no way I could sleep! Very cleverly plotted and well-written, I didn’t see what was happening with this one until I was right on top of the revelations and by that time the tension was palpable. Due to the content I mentioned earlier, my nerves were totally shattered by the time I reached that point. An excellent read and a gripping psychological thriller which I’m happy to recommend and give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 05 May 2021
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Abigail is originally from the Lake District but moved to the West Midlands for University where she completed an English Literature & History degree and also met her husband. She is a passionate reader and has an unsustainable collection of books. This obsession with books has led to her creating her own Dewey decimal system and she has been known to issue fines to family and friends if her book is not returned on time. Writing The Puppet Master has unleashed a love of writing and Abigail hopes to put her scarily crazy imagination to good use. She is currently working on book 2 and 3 and looks forward to publishing these soon.
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