Release date: May 3, 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Are you afraid?
You should be.
The husband: in over his head with no way of knowing the truth.
The mistress: blinded by love, betrayed by her family…
The neighbour: will stop at nothing to protect the life he has fought to create.
The wife: a woman bent on revenge, but how far is she willing to go…?
Dark as night, this is a brilliantly plotted, gripping short story from the e-book sensation, Jack Jordan.
If you’re a fan of Jack Jordan then you’ll probably agree with me that it feels like it’s been forever since the release of his smash hit My Girl. It’s been almost two years and I was SO excited to hear he was releasing a short story/novella this month and then a full length novel this summer! Let me tell you guys, it was worth the wait, normally short stories don’t blow me away, I’m usually not totally satisfied and am left wanting more. Totally not the case here, this bite sized treat packed one hell of a punch, it’s hands down one of the best novellas I’ve ever read.
This has four viewpoints, The Wife, The Mistress, The Neighbor and The Husband, just going by their titles alone I was alllll in. I mean, it alludes to a clear affair and the prospect of a nosy neighbor, there’s really nothing more to want for me. My biggest gripe with novellas is that usually the characters don’t feel fully developed and I’m left wanting to know more about them but Jordan managed to squeeze in an amazing amount of depth in 120ish pages, all four of the leads were fantastically drawn. Who knew you could pack so many twists and surprises into such a small window either, I cannot even tell you just how many times I was floored, seriously impressive and I never saw anything coming before it happened, bravo Mr. Jordan!
This couldn’t be more exciting and fast paced, I think I held my breath throughout the whole book and there’s just no way to read it in more than one sitting, it demands your undivided attention, a truly wild ride.
A Woman Scorned in three words: Thrilling, Twisty and Intense.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.