There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…
Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?
The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?
Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.
Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author of Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.
Now this is what you call a psychological thriller!
It’s so hard to say to much about this novel without giving to much away, so will try my best.
When Max is murdered, I felt really sorry for Alissa. Recently married and widowed weeks after is something that shouldn’t happen to anyone. Trying to work out why Max was targeted makes hard work for the police as there is quite a few avenues to go down and investigate.
DS Carter in particular has even more of an interest in this case. He is slightly sour after another colleague got the promotion that he feels was very much his. He wants to be the one to solve this to prove that the promotion was given to the wrong person. The tension and conflict between Carter and his colleague is very intense. To a certain extent both are blind sighted but for very different reasons.
I loved Carter, he’s like a dog with a bone and knows things are not as straight forward as they first appear. He follows his gut feeling even though it doesn’t go down well with some of his colleagues.
Duplicty is going to be one of those books that there is going to be a lot of hype about. I love how the author gives little snippets away luring the reader in to a false sense of security where they think they know exactly what is happening. By the end I felt like I had the carpet well and truly ripped from underneath me. The author well and truly played me and I loved every minute and word of it.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Duplicity is out on the 27th of December and is available to pre order on Amazon.