Review: Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan


Release date: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Grand Central

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Her public life

Her public life

Her public life
Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a big mid-life crisis. To Jade, his suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match with her Caribbean roots.
Her private life A savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his ubiquitous security cameras. As the police investigate the crime and Greg’s frustration and rage grows, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. And whether they are coming back.
Her secret life As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret. The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade if he were dead than alive.


This was a weird one for me y’all, I don’t even know exactly how I feel just that I wasn’t a huge fan. As much as I had issues with it, I did read it fairly quickly so there was something compelling about it and I never contemplated setting it aside. But I also found it kinda silly and boring too. I think my biggest issue was there was a lack of suspense for me, which made me not really care about what was going to happen to the characters. I was really in the mood for a fast and entertaining domestic suspense when I started this so I was disappointed that this wasn’t it. Between a lack of connection to the characters, not enough thrills and suspense, and a plot that I easily figured out, I just can’t get excited about this one.

Overall rating: 2.5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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