Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.
Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.
When they’re alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn’t give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she’s going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.
To protect herself and her family and save the life she’s built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can’t beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.
3 out of 5 stars
Once I really started getting into this book, I was able to finish it pretty quickly. I really enjoyed all of the twists and turns this book had. Just when I thought I had something figured out or I thought I knew what was going to happen, something would change and I would be back to guessing again. The author did an amazing job of making me hate Roux. I was rooting for Amy to be rid of her once and for all.
I’ll admit I was expecting a different outcome for the ending. I thought things were going to go in a different direction. That just goes to show how much this book kept me on my toes the entire time and I really enjoyed that.
As for what I didn’t like about this book, I felt that there were times when way too much detail was given to things that didn’t matter just to fill pages. I skimmed a couple times to get past those parts.