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Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the ris…

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Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise. But all is never as it seems. Alison drinks too much. She’s neglecting her family. She’s having an affair with a colleague. Alison has been given her first murder case. Her client doesn’t deny that she stabs her husband and she wants to plead guilty. And yet, something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to saving Alison herself. But someone’s knows Alison’s secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what’s she’s done, and won’t stop until she’s lost everything.
I had some serious issues with this book. For me, it was quite average, if I’m being honest. My major issue was that the blurb made it seem that the murder trial and Alison’s client was the main storyline in the book. It absolutely was not, and it was completely neglected as a story in the book. I had absolutely no investment in Alison’s client because we only saw her character a few times. I barely even cared about how that story turned out. My second issue, and this is a personal opinion, is that I found the storyline about Alison “neglecting” her daughter ridiculous. The evidence of this neglect was that she worked long hours and didn’t always collect her daughter from school. I personally find this ridiculous. Working does not equate to neglecting children! That is just something I noticed across the book, and it seems silly to me that neglect was insinuated from her having a career. I also found the story quite predictable and I could see from pretty much the start what was going on. Now, I’m not saying this was a bad book- it just wasn’t great. I personally wouldn’t be overly recommending it. But, the story was decent, and I feel like it could have just been executed better.

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