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Jeneva Rose | The Perfect Marriage

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The Book: 

The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, 2020

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Characters: 

Sarah and her husband Adam
Adam’s mistress Kelly

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He’s a struggling writer who has had little success in his career and he tires of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at the couple’s lakehouse, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. But one morning everything changes. Kelly is found brutally stabbed to death and now Sarah must take on her hardest case yet, defending her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress. The Perfect Marriage is a juicy, twisty, and utterly addictive thriller that will keep you reading all night long.

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The Twist: 

Kelly had changed her name after murdering her ex-husband and getting off when her current husband mishandled evidence.

She had three sets of semen found inside her–her husband, Adam, and the chief of police.

Anne was the one that sent the threatening picture to Adam. Sarah and Bob were hooking up. Bob was Kelly’s brother-in-law. 

The Ending:

Adam is executed, Sarah and Bob get married, and Sarah admits everything to the readers. She was the one who killed Kelly and set Adam up to take the fall.

The Review: 

I really enjoyed this fast-paced legal thriller. My guess at the killer was wrong, and I love being stumped! 

The short chapters made this book fly by, and the differing perspectives were very well done. It was interesting to see the story from both the husband and wife’s points of view. 

I loved how the information was presented as the book progressed–the author would hint at something and then not mention it again for chapters and chapters. Just when you began to think she left a loose end, she brought the plot back around and tied up all those hints in a satisfying bow. 

Excellent debut novel–I can’t wait to see what Jeneva Rose does next!

Many thanks to NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for an audiobook copy of The Perfect Marriage. Get your own copy here!

perfect marriage jeneva rose

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