Author: Steve Cavanagh
Started: October 20, 2023
Finished: October 23, 2023
When Amanda and Wendy meet at a bereavement group in downtown New York City they form an unexpected friendship. When they meet for drinks one night, they plan the unimaginable. They plan to murder the people who killed their families. When Amanda follows her daughter's killer and realizes that he isn't where he should be, she thinks it's odd - until Wendy calls her and tells her she already kept her part of the deal and now it's Amanda's turn. Amanda's plan doesn't work out at all and she knows she must run. When Amanda meets someone from Wendy's past, she realizes that she is not all she appears to be.
I'm a big fan of Steve Cavanagh but this one seemed a little long for me and didn't keep my attention like his others did. The premise of this book is the same as Strangers on a Train (this is mentioned several times in the book so not a spoiler) with a few more twists. The twists were well-done and unexpected, which is always good. I also enjoy a story with dual timelines that merge at the climax of the story. For me, the story could have been about ten chapters shorter and I would have been satisfied.