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“Daddy says Mommy is clumsy.”
JUST BETWEEN US (St.Martin’sPress) by Rebecca Drake takes off at breakneck speed the day Alison sees “that nasty bruise” on Heather’s wrist. She shares her suspicions with Julie and Sarah, compelling all three to investigate what looks like domestic violence.
Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather – four friends all living the suburban ideal. But each of them has a dirty little secret, and hidden behind the veneer of their perfect lives is a crime and a mystery that will consume them all.
JUST BETWEEN US is a well written book, but it asks readers to take a HUGE leap to really get into it. Now maybe this is just me, but I haven’t had a friend that I was willing to go to jail for. These characters are not rocket scientists, so knowing that helped me to finish the novel. The ending is definitely unexpected, but the prose are drawn out.
Of course, there are many people who already love and will love this novel, saying it’s the best thing they’ve read in … forever. Suspense thrillers are all en vogue now. I’m just not that person. Maybe I’m too literal. Maybe the holidays stressed me out. All I know is whether or not you or I enjoy the book, it’s a huge hit.
Rebecca’s own words:
I’ve always been intrigued by the dark side, by the potential for evil that lurks in all of us, by what triggers seemingly average people to commit brutal and heinous acts against other human beings. However, I’m equally fascinated by the capacity for goodness and kindness that also dwells within us, amazed and inspired by the stories of ordinary people who confront cruelty with courage or choose compassion over vengeance.
For me, it always comes back to the matter of choice. In all my writing I’m interested in exploring those turning points in our lives that make us the people we are and sometimes, for better or worse, the people we never thought we’d be.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press, we have one copy of JUST BETWEEN US to giveaway. Just tell us what your New Year resolution was and if you’ve stuck to it so far? JUST BETWEEN US is being published today.