My guest reviewer, Claire, has done a fab review of Deborah Rogers’ #TheDevilsWire today on my blog. This one sounds very intriguing! Have a look at Claire’s thoughts and feel free to comment if you have read/ want to read the book too!
Jennifer’s new neighbor, Lenise Jameson, is a liar. Lenise claims to have witnessed a disturbing incident involving Jennifer’s husband, Hank, but as far as Jennifer is concerned, the forty-something single mother is a vindictive backstabber out to make trouble.
But Jennifer soon discovers this is no sick joke. Hank has a dark side she knew nothing about.
As Jennifer’s life spirals out of control she has no one to turn to, apart from Lenise, who appears only too willing to help. But just who is Lenise? What does she want from Jennifer? And how far is she willing to go to get it?
A tale about secrets and obsession, and what can happen when you forget to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Claire’s Rating: 4/5
How far would you go to protect your child? Jennifer’s whole life implodes as Lenise tells her what she saw one Friday night. Is Lenise just getting revenge for Jennifer knocking down her dog or is she telling the truth?
The story starts off alternating between Lenise and Jennifer but then half way through everything changes. Their lives become intertwined as the two women try to move on with their lives after what happens.
I personally didn’t like Lenise; some of the things she says make me wonder about her. I didn’t trust her despite her giving the impression that she was just a victim of circumstance and society.
I felt for Mckenzie being caught between the middle, not knowing what is happening between Jennifer and Lenise and worried sick that she’s upset her father by telling the truth. My feelings for Jennifer changed as the story went along. I had little sympathy at the very beginning for her, she was someone tempted to cheat on her husband and then drives home drunk before knocking over her neighbour’s dog. But as the revelations of her husband’s control and actions start to appear, I softened towards her.
The story is well written and I did enjoy it. It’s got lots of suspense to keep you turning the pages (electronically speaking). I would definitely read another book by the author. Ooooo just spotted Ms Rogers recently published a novella “Left For Dead”; that will be heading towards my TBR pile before long!
Many thanks to Deborah Rogers and CrimeBookJunkie Book Blog for sending me this ebook to read and review honestly.
Oooh Claire, I believe we have had a review request for #LeftForDead! Thanks to the author for this book and to Claire for a great review. The link below will take you direct to amazon if you want to check it out yourselves, #bookjunkies!
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