Thursday, February 16

Book Review: Every Last Secret by AR Torre

Author: AR Torre
Title: Every Last Secret
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Romance, Suspense
Format: ebook
Pages: 291
Published: December 1, 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Cat Winthorpe has worked hard to get what she has: a gorgeous home; social standing; and William, her successful, handsome husband. Then a friendly new couple moves into the estate next door. While cautious, a good neighbor like Cat greets them with open arms and warm hospitality.

Neena Ryder isn’t a fellow lady of leisure. A life coach with off-the-rack dresses, personal issues, and a husband who hasn’t delivered, she’s anxious to move up in the world. This beautiful new town is a step in the right direction. It’s also making Neena aware of what she doesn’t have. Namely, William. When Neena’s infatuation escalates into obsession, it’s just a matter of eliminating a few obstacles to get the life she wants. The life next door.

As Neena’s secret fixation grows, so does her friendship with Cat. But beneath their cordial interactions is a wealth of temptations, secrets, and toxic jealousy. For both women, the desire for a perfect life can turn perfectly dangerous.

I had my eyes on this when it came out a couple of years ago but I totally forgot about it. This was a re-read a member of our book club picked so yayy finally got myself a copy to check it out. 

Here we follow Cat and Neena. Cat has worked hard to get what she has...a beautiful home, social standing, and a successful husband. When a supposedly good couple moves in next door, Cat greets them with open arms. One half of that couple is Neena who isn't a fellow lady of leisure. She also worked hard to get where she is at. She is a life coach, has personal issues, a hazy past, and a husband who hasn't delivered in a while. She is anxious to move up in the world. This new town and Cat's husband will get her where she wants to go. Secrets, temptations, and toxic jealousy will run supreme. For both, the desire for the perfect life can turn dangerous. 

Holy cannoli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT? 



Okay.......where do I start?

Neena is insane. OBSESSED with William 

Cat is also insane and also OBSESSED with William.

WHAT is it about William that is driving the women crazy????

WHAT is it about Neena that makes her so tempting for William...and makes Matt obsessed with her? Sure, sure I get Matt is Neena's hubby, but wth? Those dudes are crazy too. 

The first 30% was a little rough while the story and characters get going...but after that? You won't put it down. Looking back...I am grateful we had a slow start. Things start getting crazy and I had zero ideas what was going to happen. When I thought I had a clue we would take a WILD left turn and then backpedal and go right. It was a fun ride. It really was. 

The ending had me literally saying, "DAMN! WHAT?????" But then I smiled. That was a good ride. 

5 stars from me even with the slow-ish beginning, but it was much needed before getting into the crazy weeds. Worth the read my friends. It will make you feel sane. 


Jen Twimom said...

*blinks* What just happened? LOL! Glad you liked it so much!

Blodeuedd said...

What is going on with Will

Mary Kirkland said...

LOL Sounds like you liked it.

Carole Rae said...

Jen, it was a ride for sure.

B, IDK. Will is insane.

Mary, I really did!

Sophia Rose said...

Sometimes rding a train to crazyville can be just the thing. :)

Carole Rae said...