4 stars from me!
I confess to struggling for the first few pages – maybe a different writing style, maybe the sex, maybe just my own expectation – but then, suddenly, BAM, I was hooked!
The further I read into this book the less I was able to put it down. In truth, I read a couple of chapters yesterday morning and then read the entire rest of the book today. It is most definitely a page turner AND I didn’t guess whodunnit!
Really loved the psychology and the legal talk and most definitely felt echoes of Apple Tree Yard. For me, I have gone with 4 stars rather than 5 because the sex nearly put me off the book. Not because I am a prude, but because I almost mistook it for a lesser book than it actually is – I had a horrible feeling I’d stumbled into 50 shades novel, I know it is meant to get across that there is passion, risk and obsession but it felt cheap.
On the whole though, it is a really great read and you won’t want to put it down!
My thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.
Synopsis: Fatal Attraction meets Apple Tree Yard. This debut novel is compulsive and will be your new obsession.
Francine Day is a high flying lawyer about to apply for silk, ambitious and brilliant. She just needs one headline grabbing client to seal her place as queen’s counsel … Martin Joy. The attraction is instant. Obsessive.
They embark on a secret affair and Francine thinks she can hold it together. But then Martin’s wife goes missing. And Martin is the prime suspect. Francine is now his lawyer, lover and the last person to see Donna Joy alive.
As the case unravels so does Francine.