John Quinn, an investigative journalist on England’s biggest-selling and most notorious tabloid newspaper, is about to write the story of his life – a kiss-and-tell with one of the country’s most powerful men at its heart. But the story dies when Lorna Thomas, the kiss in his kiss-and-tell, kills herself on a quiet country road.
Unable to accept her twin’s suicide, Laurie Thomas follows in her sister’s footsteps to London and to the heart of government. And as she becomes more involved in Lorna’s world, she grows more convinced than ever that Lorna did not take her own life. But if Lorna didn’t kill herself, who did?
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This book was a wonderful mix of mystery and romance that kept me guessing till the very end. I had a couple of ideas of what might have happened, but I was wrong and for me that is the best kind of mystery. Plus the romance, of which I love, was an added bonus.
I connected with the characters and felt every emotion. I cried with Laurie as she investigated her sisters death and agonizes over the fact that she couldn’t have possibly committed suicide. I was annoyed by Elaine, the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife, a very materialistic and all about the appearances of her life. The Deputy Prime Minister himself takes us on a grief stricken trail where he starts to lose his sense of reality. There is a heavy emphasis on the emotions of everyone involved in this story.
I will emphasis that while this is a mystery, as I have already stated, it is a romance as well. Charles connection and grief about Lorna gets him confused with Laurie since they are identical twins. It’s about the depth of his love for Lorna, the lack of his love for his wife, and the wish of love from Laurie.
This was well written and kept my interest all the way through. I would rate it in with some of the top books I have read this year.
There is sex, death, betrayal, murder
About the Author:
Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.
When she’s not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.
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