Can you continue to love someone after they’ve committed a horrible crime? All her life, Monica has run interference for her misfit sister, Lexie. When Lexie finally falls in love with the man of her dreams, Monica knows it’s too good to be true. Trevor Sands might be handsome and charming, but she doubts he truly loves her sister. She turns out to be right. After being brutally rejected by Trevor when she needs him the most, Lexie commits an unspeakable act in a Medea-like rage, leaving Monica reeling. Who is the real Lexie? The sweet, naive woman Monica has loved all her life, or the heartless monster depicted by the prosecution? And will Monica ever know the truth?
Although this story centers around two characters, sisters Monica and Lexie, Lexie is the real star. All of the actions taken and story really centers on her. There are supporting characters, most of which don’t matter. The one that does matters is Trevor. He is Lexie’s catalyst. That is all I have to say about that other then I didn’t really like any of the characters.
Monica is an only child and all she wants is a sister. There are a lot of underlying themes. Dysfunctional family dynamics. The pressure to fit in and ‘be normal.’ The dynamic between two sisters and what a powerful bond that can result. It is actually hard to pin down the plot 100%. Is it a romance? Uh, kinda? A twisted one for sure. Is it about what people will do for love in all its forms? Absolutely. Is it a thriller? Totally.
This book surprised me. After a painfully slow start (which admittedly laid the groundwork) this book was hard to put down. Which is saying a lot because I didn’t like a single one of the characters. I don’t know how the author did it but I feel like I must applaud them. This book was dark and twisted, but also fascinating. Thrilling and gripping. Just a wow sort of book!
After a slow start this books grabs hold and won’t let go. Don’t quit at the start give this book a chance if you love a good fiction thriller.
Where did I get it?
I picked up a copy on Amazon.