Duplicity: Sibel Hodge

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Synopsis:

There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?

The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author ofLook Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.

My review: 4/5

Newlyweds Max and Alissa Burbeck are victims of a break in where the intruder broke in and stabbed Max to death. Alissa is distraught, their’s appeared to be a fairytale life – why would someone target Max? Nothing was stolen and there was no sign of forced entry – why was Alissa spared?

Duplicity is told from the perspective of 2 characters – one the detective investigating the case and one from “the other” – the “other” perspective is a dark and disturbing tale and it was uncomfortable reading to read from the perspective of this person. This gave us some hints of the twistedness that was about to come! And boy was this a twisted read – there are so many twists and turns that will tie you up in knots. In part two of the book the pace becomes frantic; you are going to be left gasping and unable to trust anybody; suspicion falls across on so many of the characters from the past and present that seriously you are going to have to set aside a few hours to get your head into this! But despite this Duplicity presents us with a plot that seems incredible and completely realistic at the same time! I found myself shouting at the characters in the book warning them of what was to come!

Sibel Hodge is a master teller of twisted tales – this woman’s brain must be like a corkscrew inside! Every book of Sibel’s I have read I have found myself an emotional wreck after reading it and Duplicity was no exception! This is definitely on my must read list of recommendations!

I received an ARC from Netgalley and chose to read the book and provide my honest review.

 

 

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