Book length - 212 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Gilding the Lily
A gripping mystery of jealousy, murder and lies.
An invitation to her estranged, wealthy father’s surprise 75th birthday party in New York sees London-based Amelia and her husband, Jack, set off across the pond to meet a whole new world of family politics.
Amelia, now a successful businesswoman, has guiltily never liked her father’s women, but does her upmost to give his new socialite partner, Evelyn, the benefit of the doubt. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could just all get along? But there’s something very dark, determined and dangerous about her…
When Amelia’s father, Roger, becomes ill, Jack grows suspicious that there is more to it. Amelia understands why, but no one else will believe them. They travel back to America to piece together the puzzle, but when Roger goes missing, the couple are driven to their wit’s end. It takes a DEA officer and a secret assassin to bring them any answers. The ruthless truth is something no one expected…
This fast-paced psychological debut will keep you guessing until the very end.
GILDING THE LILY by Justine John is a stunningly disturbing debut thriller, with twists and turns that you will never see coming. Amelia longs to feel close to her father and hopes that their trip to New York for his surprise birthday party will be the beginning of that. But things never seem to go to plan. Evelyn, her father's partner, is a complicated and jealous person who is determined to cut Amelia and her husband Jack, from his life. And as the story progresses we get to see the lengths that she will go to to make this a reality. Amelia and Jack are deeply in love with each other, and it breaks Jack's heart to watch his wife suffer at the hands of this woman. But as her father's health takes a turn for the worst, they begin to fear that something a lot more sinister is going on. This story is fast-paced and really makes you feel like you are there as this mystery unfolds around you, but nothing prepared me for the ending! GILDING THE LILY by Justine John is an emotive psychological thriller and I cannot wait to read what the author has for us next.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++
Justine John became a full time writer in her late forties, after a successfully running various businesses in London. Her first novel, Gilding The Lily, is a domestic noir suspense story. Animal lover Justine lives in the beautiful Surrey Hills with her husband, rides her two horses and walks her Dalmatians daily. For more information:
Website - www.justinejohn.co.uk
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*I would like to thank Rachel from Authoright.com and the author, Justine John, for the opportunity to review this novel and be a part of the blog tour!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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