The Devil’s Wire by Deborah Rogers


Book Description:

Jennifer’s new neighbor, Lenise Jameson, is a liar. Lenise claims to have witnessed a disturbing incident involving Jennifer’s husband, Hank, but as far as Jennifer is concerned, the forty-something single mother is a vindictive backstabber out to make trouble.

But Jennifer soon discovers this is no sick joke. Hank has a dark side she knew nothing about.

As Jennifer’s life spirals out of control she has no one to turn to, apart from Lenise, who appears only too willing to help. But who is Lenise? What does she want from Jennifer? And just how far is she willing to go to get it?

A tale about secrets and obsession, and what can happen when you forget to keep your friends close and your enemies closer..

My Thoughts:

The Devil’s Wire is quite a dark read which is full of tension and had me at the edge of my seat.

Jennifer could be any of us, she’s a wife, a mother and she also works. Her life is probably fairly similar to a lot of working mothers out there, though I do think Jennifer seems to be just existing more than living her life. That all changes though when Lenise comes into her life.

To start with I really didn’t know what to make of Lenise. She made me very wary. I think her heart is in the right place and I do think she genuinely wants to be friends with Jennifer but it seems to come with a price and I certainly think the friendship is definitely one sided.

I could definitely see why Jennifer would want to keep her distance from Lenise. The story line slightly reminded me of Single White Female only because Lenise is obviously not happy with her own life and she seems to be hell bent on getting Jennifer and her daughter to like her. It is obvious that Lenise has issues but I was certainly shocked in places with how far Lenise would go to keep Jennifer in her life.

The Devil’s Wire is a great psychological thriller and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Devil’s Wire is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.


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