- Hardcover: 341 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (1 March 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061576611
- ISBN-13: 978-0061576614
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
- Customer Reviews: 100 customer ratings
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New York Times bestselling author and Cosmopolitan's editor-in-chief returns with a sizzling, page-turning thriller in which an ordinary woman flees the scene of a murderand realizes it's not just the law that's hunting her.
When Lake Warren learns that her husband, Jack, is suing for full custody of their two kids four months after their separation, she's pretty certain that things can't get any worse. The upside is that she's working with the Advanced Fertility Center as a marketing consultant, alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake finds Keaton with his throat slashed and discovers that things can indeed become worsethey can become deadly.
So as not to jeopardize her case for custody, Lake is forced to lie to the police. Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own search for the truth. Meanwhile, the police start looking at her closely, people at the clinic start treating her with hostility, and strange clues begin droppingquite literallyon her doorstep, and Lake realizes that she is dangerously close to dark secrets, both about Keaton and the clinic. But can Lake stop what she's started before it's too late?
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I feel for Lake Warren. She knows she didn't do anything but she can't got to the police as her husband can try and get custody of her children.
The way the police hound Lake and grill her would make anyone nervous.
I am half way through and I can't wait to finish it. Long Easter weekend ahead.
I know one thing: I will be finishing this book and I almost don't want it to end it is becoming so interesting and such a page turner.
Well written, good character development . I want to read more from this author.
Still, a strongly recommended page turner that will leave you guessing until the end.
But, I found some of the storyline completely implausible. If you escape a crime scene... have spent the night with a man and he ends up dead...it is likely there will be remnants of you in his house and in this day and age they will be found. I could not believe how much the main character LIED throughout the novel to save her own behind. I got the spin about the custody battle, but found it unbelievable that she got away with dashing out on a MURDER when she'd been in the same apartment when it transpired.
This was published in 2010. Anyone in the medical field knows about HIPAA laws and how stringent they can be. I just found it difficult to believe that a consultant... consultant...for a corporation, medical company at that... had access to patient's records. Yes, she snuck a look at many of them, but we're to believe they were stored in a unlocked file cabinet in a store room?
There were some unexpected twists and that was enjoyable. I'm not from the east coast but I kept wondering...when are her kids getting home from camp?? I have children and have never witnessed a 6 to 8+ week camp, but that's probably just me.
I agree with another reviewer that spotted the large amount of red heads in the book. That was a little odd.
Lastly, I didn't buy the motive of the actual murderer. It seemed pretty weak, but all in all it was entertaining. :)
During the first half of the book, I kept putting it down, which is not a good sign for me. The main reason I kept putting it down was because the main character, Lake Warren, yes, that is really her name, just annoyed me to the point of wanting to smack her! The behavior and attitude of this supposedly sophisticated marketing consultant was just ridiculous.
I felt that the premise of the book was great; a murder of a prominent doctor who specialized in women's fertility issues, a fertility clinic that had questionable practices (hmmm..Octomom?), and a woman who is suddenly single when her husband announces he wants a divorce, and then wants custody of their two kids. There are many women I know that have gone through at least one of these issues trying to conceive or have gone through a divorce. So, I asked myself "is there anyone I know that would react like this character, and make these choices, especially when a murder is thrown into the mix?" No way! It kind of reminded me of watching those B movie thrillers, when you're screaming at the character saying "NO! Don't open that door!"...and she does, and then you know what happens after that....
So, while the main character was unbelievable and annoying, once I got past the first half of the book the action started picking up and the character became less annoying. I did become invested in finding out what happened to her, and while some of it was predictable, the actual ending was not. One of the supporting characters, a reporter, was interesting, but played a very minor role.
If this had been any other author, I probably would have given up about 1/3 of the way through, but I stuck with it, and overall, it created an average reading experience for me.
I would have a really hard time recommending this book to anyone, and I really hope this author's next book is a Bailey Weggins story. If you're really curious about it, then get it from your local library, or when it comes out in PB.
This book was so captivating, scary, and mind blowing, I got in the mail today around 10 a.m. and started reading around noon. It is 11:40 p.m. and I just finished reading it. I could hardly put the book down all day.
I'm not usually a murder mystery fan but this book drove me crazy. I was legimatlly scared at one point.