A Wicked Lie by M.S. Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You never know what life has in store….
Shae and Allen Lockwood are still newlyweds though they actually have been together for years, having met and fell in love while both in college. Shae is a teacher and Allen runs the vineyard that he inherited after they married. Feeling a bit of distance between them, Shae is looking forward to reconnecting over their anniversary and revisiting their well-laid out plans for the future. What happened instead was going to throw everything into turmoil and take a direction she never could have imagined.
This is actually the first in a three-part series/serial. I’m not sure what to make of it all right now, actually. Shae was a sympathetic character to a point but the air of mystery which surrounds all the inhabitants of this book really got in the way of connecting with her and the others. While billed as an erotic thriller I think this is more in keeping with a romantic suspense. It’s hard not to delve more into the plot but suffice it to say Shae did not have many sympathetic people in her corner which provides a lot of the drama. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps it speaks again to all the unspoken details that would have made this a more enjoyable read.
The questions and mysteries that have plagued this story were dealt a bombshell right before the cliffhanger ending so I definitely am intrigued and need to read the rest of the series to find out how it all unfolds.
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