For Better and Worse- Margot Hunt #BookReview

Synopsis (Amazon): On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself.

Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret—or their marriage?

I took like two days to complete this book only because I was really tired last night I couldn’t finish it. Here’s how it all went down. If you haven’t read it and would like to without spoilers I suggest you stop here.

Since you want to really know what went down grab your popcorn or your wine.

Suburban lawyer couple *yawns or so I thought. Natalie has always been outspoken and knew what she was about ever since law school. Will always tried to play it safe even after joking about committing the perfect crime in school and getting away with it.Things were going good, Natalie was a defense attorney he worked as a real estate lawyer. Natalie loved their routine she believed it worked for them however this seemingly perfect way of doing things,dinner planned out,play dates for their son Charlie was too much for Will who was more distant. Will was more attached to his phone than anything,he’d lost weight and just something was off about him Natalie suspected an affair but didn’t push it.

Things went south when Natalie was doing a routine drop off by Charlie’s school and she learnt that the principal of the school was accused of something. She later learned that a report was made for sexual misconduct , a boy Charlie’s age alleged that he was molested by the principal.

Natalie eventually had a talk with Charlie where she learned that he too was molested by this principal.

This something no mother wants to hear. She went into Mommy mode , she was so distraught after telling Will about it he wanted to go to the police she wanted to kill him or so she said ,she was livid. The principal was a close friend or someone who they’ve know for years.

She was angry agreeable so. Unbeknownst to Will she really wanted to execute her plan to outst the principal. She had everything planned out but when the time came to execute : things went left she called Will who was the one who eventually went through with the plan.

They were sloppy for a bunch of lawyers who you would think have certain knowledge about how things worked, especially for Natalie a Criminal Defense lawyer. They made a lot of rookie mistakes. Natalie wanted to keep things hush hush. No talking to anybody about it. They had their alibis tight another lose end for Will who was out having an affair.

This was pretty fucked up. Marriage is hard work and it didn’t seem that he even tried to fix the marriage before going out of it. He lies to the police about who he was with that night. Natalie was present during the questioning.

Natalie refused interview with Charlie and they found it strange that every other parent was cool with it or so they made it seem. I believe that’s what got the cops more suspicious of them. All the loose ends came back to haunt them. Everything was closing in on both Natalie and Will.

The Sheriff that sneaky bastard. Well played. I mean one less perverted soul in the world.

The ending though Natalie that bitch is just evil 😩👌. This time around no mistakes.

I loved everything. I was triggered for more reasons than one. No child who is left in your care should be violated like that. Marriage is hard work but that’s no excuse for you to cheat. Its never advisable to take matters of the law in your hand. Truth be told I would not have made all those sloppy mistakes that Will and Nat made.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I hope you get a chance to read this awesome novel. Fun, witty and mysterious.

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Until Next Post

Dee

The Wife Upstairs #BookReview

I’ve given my self a target of reading 25 books in 2021. If I read at least 2 books per month I should be able to meet my target. Here’s my review of The Wife Upstairs – Rachel Hawkins.

Synopsis:(GoodReads)

A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins’s The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name.

But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for.

Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her?

With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?

My Thoughts:

The story was engaging after flipping through a few pages I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to know more about what would happen to Jane. I loved how the author played with words and also how the story of Jane was told. At one point I was wondering when was Jane going to get a break. She finally did when her and Eddie got together. Things got super interesting the moment they got engaged. That was pretty fast. Love at first sight??

I felt I was there with the ladies getting juciy gossip about the neighborhood happenings and even happy when Jane was finally included in the inner circle. Urgggh I hated John such a sleezeball. The creepy guy you love to hate.

Eddie, I always felt that he was just too good to be true. I’m happy that Jane was cautious with him and there relationship.

Bea, you devil you, wow who would have thought that you weren’t the little saint everyone made you out to be.

That ending had me like oh my gosh please don’t let anything happen to Jane . Then the big bang ! We learn which Mrs. Rochester gets the happy ending.

I’m happy with the choice. Well played. I still feel that there is more to this story. So many unanswered questions …..hmmmm

My Overall rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you’d like to get a copy on Amazon- The Wife Upstairs

Until next post,

Dee