Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: The Last Affair by Margot Hunt (Blog Tour)



Mira Books

Release Date:
November 26, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Love may be blind, but obsession's a real killer.

Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora's alcoholic husband isn't. And now she and Josh are so infatuated, they can't stay away from one another.

Abby Landon, Josh's daughter, is home from college nursing a broken heart. She's seeking solace, not more scandal, so when she catches her dad kissing Nora, she vows to take the homewrecker down.

And as for Abby's mother and Josh's wife, Gwen? To anyone on the outside looking in, the mother of two appears to be living the ideal suburban life.

Until she winds up dead.

The serene seaside town of Shoreham has always been the perfect place to raise a family--not somewhere housewives are brutally murdered. So who killed Gwen Landon, and how many twisted secrets will be exposed as the vindictive plot comes undone?

My Review

Food blogger Nora Holliday is a good person. She cares about people and always does “the right thing”. So how did she wind up having an ongoing affair with a married man, Josh Landon? In fact, she’s married too. Both couples have children and appear to have the perfect life. However, things are not always as good as they appear.

Nora’s husband is an alcoholic and their marriage is not very stable. Josh’s marriage is not doing very well with a cold wife and a daughter, Abby, who suddenly drops out of college because of a failed romantic relationship.

When Abby sees her father kissing another woman, none of their lives will ever be the same.

This book had one of the best opening scenes I’ve seen in a thriller - a dead body. I couldn’t put it down after reading that opener. I don’t want to give anything away, but this book had me at the edge-of-my seat.

I admit, I didn’t really like all of the characters involved but I was completely engrossed in reading how this all would wrapped up. I found the concept fascinating and I was totally captivated by the premise.

The characters are well developed and jump off the page. The ending took me by surprise.

I haven’t read this author before but I will keep an eye open for any future releases.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love this genre and I'm super curious about that opening scene now!


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