DESCRIPTION AS ON AMAZON:
Truth and deceit blur as one woman’s desperation twists into another’s desire for revenge in this mind-bending psychological novel.
Charlotte Coburn has a tragically dark past. But she’s safe now. She lives in a gated community, protected from danger. When teenager Elle knocks at her door looking for shelter during a particularly severe storm, the woman can’t help but think how lucky Elle’s been to have found someone as friendly as her. Except Elle chose her door on purpose…
She knows all about Charlotte’s secrets because they ruined her family and her life. And it is time that everyone else knew. But Charlotte’s past has left a dark void in her life, so she is concocting her own vicious plan, convinced that Elle can help fill that void.
As events unfold, the truth unravels and pulls both women into a dangerous game that will leave you wondering, Who’s the villain?
I am excited about reading again! I don't give Five Stars lightly. Marin Montgomery slowly paints the background of this twisted tale and gradually clues you in on secrets necessary to put all the puzzle pieces together that will lead to the explosive conclusion. I felt equally bad and angry with both characters at some point in the story, and I was engrossed in this thriller until I reached the end, which left me saying, "Wait, what?" I had to think back over the journey to see how this could have happened, and yes, it could happen, and I didn't see it coming. Charlotte and Elle's tragic lives strategically collide, and they'll never be the same. Sometimes the "bad guy" isn't the worst guy you'll encounter. I will definitely find more work by this author.