The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, 2020
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.
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!
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