Someone lied. Someone died…
This dark, twisting novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Tasmina Perry will keep you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for everyone who’s been gripped by Showtime TV’s The Affair, Adele Parks’ The Stranger In My Home and J. P. Delaney’s The Girl Before. ‘Gripping… Great pace and brilliantly written. I loved it’ Daily Mail on The House on Sunset Lake
When you’re invited to spend summer in the Hamptons with a group of new friends, you agree – who wouldn’t? But then you realise you’re taking the place of another woman, a woman who died in mysterious circumstances, just the summer before. Your housemates tell you her death was an accident. But which of them has something to hide?
Book reviewed for Netgalley and Hachette Australia
The story starts the night of Alice’s death from that moment I was hooked. When reading a book I try to relate to one of the characters, I was drawn to Jem because like her I wanted to know what happened to Alice. The reader knows from the start Alice was not alone when she died. Someone was there whether they were responsible for her death or if it was just an accident and who was it are questions left hanging in the air.
I was totally enthralled in the storyline trying to figure out who had been with Alice on the night she died as the evidence came to light. As it unfolded I kept going backward and forwards from one character to the next thinking, they were the one but each time I was incorrect. In the finish, I had no idea who the person was that had gone to speak to Alice. I was surprised by who but not why when the killer was finally revealed.
I really enjoyed switching from Jem’s summer at the beach house to Alice’s time at the house. It gave an even more interesting angle from the different perspectives of both women. The story itself flows well keeping a steady pace throughout, I was kept intrigued and enthralled till the last page. I loved the authors’ ability to convey human nature at its best (Michael and Jem) and at its worst (Nat, Paul, and Joel). She was able to show that when people leave their morals at the door, let their egos take over; they are capable of doing whatever it takes to get what they want. In, a world of money and power anything or anyone can be bought for the right price. Seduction power and greed and make a dangerous combination. Only those that can see past all the glitz and glamour will see that world for what it really is. One of danger and deceit.