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Publisher's Summary

"A brilliant examination of the shadows lurking in every relationship and what happens when you step into the darkness." - Mindy Mejia, author of Everything You Want Me to Be

When Shea Walker, a sunny, easygoing mom, is found dead in a bathtub with a stomach full of booze and pills, the shocking discovery shatters the complacency of her comfortable suburban community.

Kat Burrows, Shea's longtime friend and former neighbor, is hit hardest. How could a woman she thought she knew so well come to such a sordid end? What could lead happy, well-adjusted, responsible Shea to accidentally overdose on alcohol and narcotics? Or, worse, drive her to suicide?

Compelled to uncover the truth of Shea's final months, Kat delves beneath the orderly surface of her familiar world to discover a web of thwarted desire, shameful secrets, and shocking betrayal that suggests a scarier explanation for what happened to Shea. As her carefully constructed reality begins to crumble, Kat must question every reassuring assumption her life is built upon to solve the mystery...and summon the courage and resourcefulness to survive it.

©2017 E. C. Diskin (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Psychological fiction

This book was a twist of lies that slowly unfolded, with a story that flipped back and forth through time present and past. The past being told by the victim. I liked this story it was just ironic that the author made Kat allergic to cats.

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OMG! This is, like, all SO high school.

These are adult characters who display poor decision making, low impulse control and a weird, inability to relate cause and potential effect. Who ARE these twits who can't anticipate problems arising from telling others 'all they have a right to know'?

Spare me from these intrusive, bitchy girlfriends. You know the type - the ones who ask inappropriately personal questions, then instantly apologize, thus getting not only a reaction to the question but earning 'sensitivity' points as well. This friend then might go to all other mutual acquaintances, expressing 'concern' for their pal, who just seems to be 'keeping something in.' Pretty soon what you've got is just a big ol' gossip fest with everybody up to their armpits in one another's personal business. A Gladys Kravitz at every window.

There is much dialog that goes something like: 'Do you think I should tell Pam what Bob did with Mary at Jan's party? Or should we tell Mary's husband Ralph and let him tell Pam? Maybe we ought to let Jan know since it was her party, and then her husband Frank can decide whether to tell Ralph.' See the picture? Way too many characters present, at least in spirit, in every block of dialog. Enough to make one's head spin. Listening to this book I was silently screaming, 'Make a point! GET THERE, for crying out loud!'

The two narrators did a surprisingly good job giving each character an individual style of whining and bitchiness. But this is not a 'keeper' of an audiobook to be enjoyed again.