Beware of friends with secrets…
Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff.
Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can’t shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness? Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications: the ugly sniping, the clandestine meetings, the drunken flirtations. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.
Bestselling author A. J. Banner keeps readers on a razor-sharp edge in this intricately plotted novel of psychological suspense…in which nothing is as it seems. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to AJ Banner and Netgalley for the free copy. All opinions are my own.
I love A.J. Banners books, they just keep getting better and better. This one was possibly the best one yet. I love her story building, It’s never simple or predictable. This book was very multi faceted, and the character development was fantastic. I enjoyed the character of Marissa, and as little as you actually see her, I liked Lauren too. I think it would be awesome to have a prequel on these two and their friendship.
I appreciated the subjects AJ touched upon too, Mental health and domestic violence. Two topics that I enjoy reading, because it forces a discussion and an awareness. So kudos to her. If you guys haven’t read anything by AJ Banner, you need to fix that. I am glad to see A.J. Banner gain some recognition, she is an amazing author, with incredible talent, and I have loved seeing her book pop up all social media. You can’t go wrong reading any of her books!
About the Author- A. J. Banner grew up reading Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, and other masters of love and mystery. She enjoyed sneaking thrillers from her parents’ library, whi
ch gave her excellent fodder for her first two novels of psychological suspense, The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife. The Good Neighbor was a #1 Kindle bestseller for 34 days in a row, and The Twilight Wife became a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Born in India and raised in North America, she always dreamed of writing gripping stories in which nothing is what it seems. She’s hard at work on her next novel in her home office overlooking a Pacific Northwest forest.