It’s always a great feeling when you come across a book that spikes your interest immediately and when you’re done reading, you’re not disappointed that feeling brought you to this moment.
In fact, I enjoyed this book so much, I’ve already made a note when the next book in the series is released because there are some details that ended on a cliffhanger that I just have to know more about!
I requested this book on NetGalley and I was very pleased when my request was approved!
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This is the first book in the Finley O’Sullivan series by Debra Webb.
DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.
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Challenge prompt: The letter L in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022 and a book with twins
Originally published: 2022
Plot from GoodReads:
Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan searches for evidence the police overlooked, wading through secrets, lies, and betrayal to find answers. With the unsolved murder of her husband still very much on her mind, Finley must confront her own personal trauma on a daily basis. Lies are part of her livelihood, but they’re also the reason she can’t get justice for the man she loved.
When a man imprisoned for murder recants his confession, claiming he cleaned up the mess for his girlfriend—the victim’s own daughter—Finley takes on the case. She discovers the victim had identical twin daughters… and the sisters have very different accounts of the crime.
As she dives headlong into the twins’ traumatic past, Finley will have to contend with her own demons to get to the truth—before it’s too late.
This book is creatively written to keep you on toes about what’s happening and what’s possibly going to happen.
There are lies upon lies upon lies from so many characters, you don’t know who to believe and what the truth could actually be. The misdirection with all the lies in the plot helped complicate the book to send you on a wild chase towards the end to the big reveal.
With each character, you’re left suspecting who is hiding what truths and for what reasons, who is protecting who and who is the one behind all the drama. The big reveal at the end was mind-blowing!
Finley was an interesting character to get to know, not just with the complicated case she was dealing with, but the way she had to deal with PTSD and personal demons added to the story in a surprising way, depicting her more realistically. Sticking to the theme of the book, the lies that she stumbled upon in her own life, which she thought had been so perfect, created the perfect premise to continue with her story in the next book.
This was a great read to get lost in; interesting plot, fascinating characters and I’m curious to see where Finley is heading next.
Thanks again to NetGalley for the opportunity to review the book.
The book has a rating of 4.08 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.
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