The Stepson by Jane Renshaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lulu and Nick’s paths crossed during a holiday trip, and ever since the couple has been inseparable. Meeting a handsome and ultimately rich Nick has changed Lulu’s life for the better. But despite his privileged upbringing, Nick’s childhood was overshadowed by a dark tragedy. By the age of sixteen, he lost his whole immediate family and became estranged from his surviving relatives. Troubled by his recent queer behavior, Lulu insists for Nick revisit his childhood home, but she is completely unprepared for the shocking discoveries.
The fast-paced novel, dual timeline, filled with multiple twists and a spine-chilling ending. As much as I’ve enjoyed the twisty plot, I was taken aback by how mistaken and naive Lulu was about Nick’s character. Although all the facts were right there in front of her face, she blindly followed her husband’s lies. You would think a psychotherapist would be a lot sharper. Oh well.
Nevertheless, my thriller-loving heart was finally at peace as I read the last chapter. The justice was served most satisfyingly. Although I would not call the novel’s plot twists shocking, the hints are very well placed throughout the novel, so if you pay attention, you will enjoy the revelation at the end. Would I recommend this book to my fellow readers? Absolutely! Happy Reading!
Thank you, NetGalley for a free copy of the novel.
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