Thursday, April 16, 2015

You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie

Livy and her daughter go to Julia's apartment for a Sunday afternoon visit.  When she finds Julia dead on the couch from an overdose, she's shocked.  She's even more shocked when they decide it's suicide.  Julia would NOT have committed suicide.  Everyone else disagrees...

St Martin's Press sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It was just published, so you can grab a copy now.

Livy is having a hard time dealing with Julia's death.  She's also having a hard time going to party hosted by her husband's boss where a work acquaintance of Will's will be.  Will had an affair with her years ago and they almost broke up then.  She doesn't even want to see her, but there's no choice.  What's worse is that she still has eyes for Will.  They don't stay long after her arrival because his boss wants him to travel to Geneva for work negotiations.

Will goes but Catrina shows up there, too.  She's ready to resume their affair.  Leo (the boss) has his wife tell Livy he saw Will leaving her room early the next morning.  Livy doesn't want to believe it but can she ignore it?  It happened once...

Things get worse when she finds out that Julia was searching for her sister's killer from so many years ago.  Did what Julia found out kill her?

There are a lot of questions in Livy's mind and she's having real trouble deciding who to trust.  She eventually gets to the "don't trust anyone" mode.  That's actually the safest place for her to be.

This a climatic drama with the killer unveiled at the end.  I had no clue who the murderer was even if Ms. McKenzie treated us to some of his thoughts.  It's amazing how normal people can look and act and how insane they can be at the same time.  Let me know if you're not surprised by the ending.

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