In the quiet village of Helesbury, Miranda Wallace prides herself on being the most popular member of her small social circle; the perfect friend, the best mum – the queen bee.
Until one day, Verity arrives. Cool and indifferent, Verity is everything Miranda isn’t, but she threatens to shatter Miranda’s picture-perfect life.
Suddenly plagued with insecurities, Miranda is certain Verity is hiding something. And Miranda knows all about secrets and the damage they can cause, because she’s hiding some of her own.
So when Verity threatens to reveal the truth about Miranda and destroy the perfect life she’s built, Miranda knows she has to act to protect the people she loves – even if the results are deadly.
A Superb, Sparkling Thriller!
An absolutely gripping read of secrets, lies, jealousy and so much more!
After moving from inner London to the country, Miranda feels she has found her place in the village of Helesbury. She is proving to be very popular within the small community and has finally gained something she has always craved – a best friend. Until that is, Verity arrives on the scene and seems to have taken over Evie’s time, attention and, yes, even her affections leaving Miranda on the outside where she definitely doesn’t want to be. Full of insecurities, Queen Bee Miranda can’t help her feelings of jealousy and is certain that Verity is hiding something – and she knows all about that. Can she keep her pivotal position – or is she about to lose it all?
Having read Nina Manning’s work before, I was eager to reach this one on my list and I was definitely not disappointed! Here is an author who knows how to keep her readers engrossed and wanting more – it’s a very hard book to put down! Adult relationships sometimes reflect those in the playground and isn’t that a scary thought? I was hooked from the very beginning and read this much faster that I needed to, eager to find out exactly what was going on. Did I work it out? Did I heck! Beautifully written, this superb story is one I’m very happy to recommend and it’s easily earns all five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this blog tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardback, audiobook
- Size: 325 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 26 January 2022
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Nina Manning studied psychology and was a restaurant-owner and private chef (including to members of the royal family). She is the founder and co-host of Sniffing The Pages, a book review podcast. Her debut psychological thriller, The Daughter in Law, was a bestseller in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. She lives in Dorset.