Wow! This book has awesome, fabulous, too good to be missed written all over it. Author Patricia MacDonald has written an amazing, outstanding, gripping psychological thriller that’s nearly impossible to put down. From the moment, I started reading this book, I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop reading even for a moment.
Morgan Adair, a graduate student of Hershman College in Brooklyn, arrives at Captain’s House at the seaside town of West Briar, on New York’s Long Island shoreline, to attend the christening of her best friend, Claire’s son, Drew. Claire is going through post partum depression which is getting on to Guy Holton’s ( her husband) nerves. Morgan counsels her friend and is very supportive of both Guy and Claire. The baptism is done and when they return home, they find a strange girl sitting outside the house whose sudden appearance rattles off Guy. He admits that the girl is his daughter, Eden. This is one of the first jolt that Morgan receives. She’s quite appalled to know that Guy could keep this a secret from Claire, a woman he claimed to love. He wooed her during her engagement to Sandy Raymond , a wealthy businessman. Claire breakdown and Guy is helpless.
Morgan is on her way to the airport to visit England for completing her PhD thesis on the English essayist and feminist Harriet Martineau with the assistance of Simon Edgerton, a poet and a guest lecturer at her college. Unfortunately, a frantic call from Claire, stating that she murdered her husband and newborn son, disrupts her plan. She refuses to believe that Claire could do such a crime.
The police have her recorded confession and her attorney, Noreen Quick, wants to seek PPD as the reason for her committing the crime. Morgan uncovers stunning revelations and dirty secrets which lands her into trouble. Is Claire actually innocent or the real murderer? She was discovered by her husband, bending over the baby in a bath tub. Sometimes, our vision could mislead us. Find out more about this edge of the seat thriller. Highly recommended for reading.
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