A California housewife begins an ill-advised affair with devastating consequences.”
Bored California housewife Clea Howard meets a handsome man in her local supermarket, and is instantly smitten. Knowing almost nothing about him, she rushes headlong into a passionate affair without stopping to think about the consequences, nor to question how come the intelligent and charming Lancaster seems to know so much about her.
As the lies she is forced to tell family and friends in order to cover up the adulterous affair become ever more intricate, Clea s life threatens to spin wildly out of control. Who exactly is the mysterious Lancaster? And what is he really after?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the beginning, this seems like just another story of a bored housewife looking for some excitement, but soon, the reader figures out that it is much more than that. The main character is about to get herself into a situation with more than just a few consequences–and she’s going to take you along for the ride.
This book is well written, balanced with enough mystery and action to keep you turning pages at a rapid clip, and doesn’t turn out exactly as one would expect it to. I was impressed with how the story developed and the unexpected twists along the way.
Obviously this author has had an interesting and varied career, and that is really highlighted in his writing here. The characters are well rounded and have a lot of depth, and the story itself has a certain life and quality that it is often hard to find in modern literature.
I enjoyed it, and I think you will too.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.