Title: Beware The Cuckoo
Author: Julie Newman
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Available: Now Amazon
Genre: Psych Mystery
They were reunited at his funeral, school friends with a shared past. A past that is anything but straightforward. A past that harbours secrets and untruths.
Karen has a seemingly perfect life. An adoring husband, two wonderful children and a beautiful home. She has all she has ever wanted, living the dream. She also has a secret.
Sandra's once perfect life is rapidly unravelling. The man who meant everything to her had a dark side and her business is failing. To get her life back on track she needs to reclaim what is rightfully hers. She knows the secret.
As the past meets the present, truths are revealed - and both women understand the true cost of betrayal.
This book is another book that works with the past vs. present points of view. However, it is some very sensitive subjects so if you are triggered by pedophile don't pick this up. If you are interested in the dark side of humanity you may like this book. There was some really good writing, but the ending seemed a bit rushed, I could have used a little more suspense near the end. However, it did keep me on the seat of my chair trying to figure out what could happen and I had a few surprises that I didn't expect. This being a debut novel is worth the read, looking forward to more by Ms. Newman.
This book was provided to me in exchange for a honest review by Netgalley and the publisher.