Title: The Last Affair
Author: Margot Hunt
Publication: 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?
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
When I was younger I use to read harlequin books all the time. I loved them. They were easy to read, interesting, and full of great stories that I could read over and over if I wanted. I, however, did not know harlequin did thrillers and that is my favorite type of story. So when I saw The Last Affair was coming out from Harlequin publishers, I jumped right on it.
The Last Affair by Margot Hunt is a twisty thriller filled with a lot of guessing! I could not lay my finger on what was going to happen until it actually happened, which made me happy. I love being surprised. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and even creeped me out a bit. Some of these characters are CRAZY! Hunt did a wonderful job of writing deep characters that we learned more and more about as their layers were peeled back.
My biggest, and really my only issue, with The Last Affair was the last few chapters. The description of this book made it sound like someone dies and finding out who did it is this big shock. But that doesn’t happen until almost the very end of the book. We are talking the last few chapters. And you are told almost instantly who did it, if you didn’t already figure it out yourself. Then the story tied up so fast that it was kind of like whiplash. There was this slow build to the climax of the story and then a 90 degree plummet to the end in a matter of minutes. I was disappointed with that.
With that being said, I like how it left it open at the end for a potential sequel. Even though I was disappointed with the main story line ending, I would read the sequel to see what happens next in these character’s lives. Hunt has a great writing style that flows easily and definitely draws you in, wanting more. I am a fan of Hunt and I will be checking out more from her.
If you love a nail-biting, edge of your seat thriller with a lot of twists and turns and some major psychological surprises, then pick up The Last Affair by Margot Hunt.
STAR RATING: 4/5
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