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The New York Times best-selling author – and Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief – returns with a sizzling thriller in which an ordinary woman flees the scene of a murder and realizes it’s not just the law that’s hunting her.
When Lake Warren learns that her husband, Jack, is suing for full custody of their two kids four months after their separation, she’s pretty certain that things can’t get any worse. The upside is that she’s working with the Advanced Fertility Center as a marketing consultant, alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake finds Keaton with his throat slashed and discovers that things can indeed become worse-they can become deadly. So as not to jeopardize her case for custody, Lake is forced to lie to the police.
Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own search for the truth. Meanwhile, the police start looking at her closely, people at the clinic start treating her with hostility, and strange clues begin dropping-quite literally-on her doorstep, and Lake realizes that she is dangerously close to dark secrets, both about Keaton and the clinic. But can Lake stop what she’s started before it’s too late? (Goodreads)
Lake Warren is going through a tough time in her life. Not only has she separated from her husband but she has learned that he is trying to get custody of their children. She cannot let that happen but she is not sure how to prevent it from happening. And when she makes a huge mistake and sleeps with a coworker, Dr. Keaton, things go from bad to horrible. Lake finds him dead with his throat slashed. Afraid that she will be accused of the murder and knowing that will ruin any chance of winning in the custody battle, Lake leaves the scene of the crime and does not tell anyone that she was there. Instead, she decides to find the killer herself. The more she digs and tries to solve the mystery, the more bizarre things start happening. Clues appear out of nowhere, the clinic workers start acting very suspicious of Lake and the police will not leave her alone. She learns that the fertility clinic has secrets, Dr Keaton had secrets and she has secrets. With all of these secrets, how will she ever uncover the truth?
At times I liked Lake and I could understand why she did some of the things that she did. Being a mother, I know you would do whatever it takes to protect your children and keep them with you and safe. At other times I wanted to shake her and say “Go to the police and take your chances”. I got a little weary of having these mixed feelings. I felt there were too many characters introduced and I found it hard to keep track of everyone. That may have just been me and other readers may have felt that the amount of characters was just right.
I think that the author is very talented in creating tension with the written word. The mystery was carried out well throughout the book and there were enough twists and turns to keep even the most seasoned mystery reader guessing. I had to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next and I was not disappointed.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading mystery suspense. I will definitely look to see what other books this author has written and check them out.