When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.
Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married. And when she is asked to defend Jason in court, she realizes that her loyalty to her husband could unearth old secrets. (From Goodreads)
First and Foremost, Thank you too Harper Books for sending me a free copy of this book, in exchange of my honest review. All opinions are my own. #partner I rate this book 5 out of 5 Stars.
This book was like the perfect drug, and it fed my addiction perfectly. I could not put it down once I started. I was waking up in the middle of the night, just so I could read more. I was absolutely pulled into this story, and I still cannot believe all the twists that were in the last few chapters of this book, my mind is still reeling. The writing is superb too, it was well paced, well thought out, an intricately woven story of manipulation at it’s finest. There is some hot topic items in this book too, rape, sexual harassment, infidelity, it’s all crammed in and I loved every single page.
Once I started reading, I instantly thought Jason was a dirt-bag, but the more I read, and the more back story I got, I did start to soften towards him a little. With Angela, I knew there was more to her, and than once you learn about her tragic past, you root for her. I was mad at her for some of the choices she made through-out the book. But than I realize you do what it takes to protect those you love. When does it become too much? I know for one, I would do ANYTHING to protect my kids, to keep them safe.
This book isn’t a light fun read guys, it’s pretty heavy, and it deals with some pretty dark and heavy materials, so be prepared going in. But even though there is a lot of mention of rape, it is done with tact, without deep details. It makes it a lot easier to read. I respect authors who allude to the act, instead of describe it in detail. Less is more, and I’d rather leave something up to my imagination, than have to read about the horrific dead on the pages. So thank you Alafair Burke for writing about this topic so extremely well.
This was my first Alafair Burke book, I do remember when “The Ex” came out, I had wanted to read it so bad, but for some reason it fell off my radar, well now its back, and I plan to purchase that one very soon!
This book comes out on Jan. 23rd and I will include the pre-order link down below. You guys will want to read this one, I believe it will be one of the biggest books in 2018