Today, I get to share with you this awesome book – “Death Wish” by Linda Huber! I literally took my Kindle along on the ride to dinner so I could finish it. Enjoy!
Secrets. Lies. Murder.
When Leo decides to go into business with his mother-in-law he soon realises his mistake. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter, Ashley, has her own reasons for hating her mother. The atmosphere is toxic and old wounds refuse to heal.
Next door, eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents argue constantly and her grandmother, who lives with them, is approaching death.
Soon these two families will collide and the consequences might just be fatal…
This book is so packed full of suspense, I found myself using every available minute to read the next chapter. It starts out like a classic horror/thriller movie, where you think everything is normal at first but then slowly, a darker, more sinister picture appears.
The book description only lets you know that there are two families involved, and they somehow become involved in a dark secret together. I love this vagueness because as the story unfolds, there’s so many possibilities your mind is just spinning. The various plot lines lead to so many tense, deep moments it’s hard to predict where things are going to go.
I also liked the main characters. They seemed to have really good intentions, but just got in way over their heads. I was completely involved in these characters’ lives and was rooting for them.
OK, now the ending. Seriously – I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THAT ENDING. It’s amazing and doesn’t let up until the very last sentence. I want to hear other people’s thoughts.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, suspenseful drama. It’s among the best I’ve read this year.
About the Author
Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of guinea pigs.
Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her seventh novel, Death Wish, will be published by Bloodhound Books in August 2017.