I received a gifted copy and am providing a review. Publishing December 2022. (Not my picture.)
Jewelann has been married to Ken for a good thirteen years now, ever being the ‘perfect’ wife, or so she hopes. They have a son, Eli. Eli is one of those kids who just does not fit in no matter how hard he tries. Jewelann, being the mom that she is, will go to great lengths to protect Eli. Jewelann has also inherited the family home and absolutely refused to move. There is a carriage house behind the main house. Jewelann also has a bit of a shopping problem, so there’s the issue with storing things in the carriage house along with the ‘secret’ storage unit. Things come to a boiling point between her and Ken when Christian Campbell (C.C. back in the way) rents, to Jewelann’s dislike and delight, the carriage house with Ken’s approval.
This calls into question Jewelann’s unrelinquished feelings toward Christian. Not to mention Lisa and Beth’s shock that C.C. is still around. Lisa is Jewelann’s best friend from days long past, and she is not too fond of Beth, but with Lisa there is Beth so she does her best. Christian … he’s quite the eye candy, so to speak, but he’s also quite sneaky … and a liar. Ken … how does one explain Ken? He’s not what he appears to be. There is a past incident that ties all of these characters together, a tragedy really that happened a long time ago, but no one quite forgot.
The twists that pop up near the end of this tale sure weren’t expected. The truths that were revealed are quite intriguing. The ending seemed a bit rushed to me, but this was a twisted read which I quite enjoyed overall. If you like a mind twister - add this one to your TBR.