Paul McAdam wakes up with a strange girl in his bed, with no idea who she is or where she came from.
Cat Taylor worms her way into Paul’s life, eventually moving into his flat. The arrangement suits Paul quite well until he meets Anita Fairfax, the love of his life and the girl he wishes to marry. Cat has to go, but Paul finds that she is not interested in moving out.
When Cat is found dead in Paul’s flat, he’s the #1 suspect, even though there’s not a shred of evidence. Anita and Paul are happily married, but she soon begins to wonder whether her new husband could have been Cat’s killer all along.
As I finish this book, I sit and ponder. I am struggling with a rating. It was written very well and told through the first person of the two main characters, Paul, and Anita. So, you may ask what is the problem then? But before I answer that question, let me say the reason I couldn’t put it down was that it’s written in a way that I wanted to read more. First, you hear Paul’s thoughts surrounding his life and then you hear Anita’s side of things. It’s very hard to decide whose side you are on as both characters have good reasons to feel the way they do. I will say at this point that Stevie does a great job of introducing new facts which makes the reader wonder which way the plot will go. Should the relationship continue or should it end? For me, I had to keep reading to find out how the author decided it should be. I have to say that I disagree with how it ended. I guess you will have to read it to decide for yourself.
After having said that, the ending is not why I was struggling with the rating because the story is terrific and is definitely a 5-star plot. However, the reason I wanted to close the book and move on was the language used throughout the book. I guess that I just can’t wrap my brain around the use of abusive language. I am not saying that a book shouldn’t have curse words because that is part of real life. However, there is way too much in this particular story. For that part of the writing, I give it a 3-star. So I decided to average it and give this book a 4-star.
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