#Review: One in Three by Tess Stimson @tessjstimson @AvonBooksUK #OneInThree #psychological thriller
Release dates - E-book is available now
Paperback 20th August 2020
Book length - 419 pages
Publishers - Avon Books UK
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Both of them loved him. One of them killed him . . .
Louise has had to watch her husband, Andrew, start a new family in the four years since he left her. The ‘other woman’ is now his wife – but Louise isn’t ready to let Caz enjoy the life that was once hers, or to let go of the man she still loves.
As Louise starts to dig into Caz’s past, the two women’s pretence of civility starts to slip. But in trying to undermine each other, they discover more about the man they both married.
And when Andrew is murdered at a family party, both women are found standing over the body.
Fresh and different, ONE IN THREE by Tess Stimson is a psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes to the very last sentence.
Louise doesn't know if she will ever get over the fact that her beloved husband, Andrew, left her and their two children for another woman, who he has now married and has a child with. It has been four years now and she wants to be over it but she still struggles. Especially when he has remained so close to her family and they have to stay friendly for the sake of their children. It doesn't help that compared to his new wife with her successful career and model looks, Louise feels frumpy and unsophisticated. If only Louise could find some chink in her armour ...
When Caz fell in love with Andrew, she understood that he had children that she would have to share him with but his ex-wife takes it to another level - always looking for more money, asking him to pop by to help, and inviting him to cosy, extended-family events. She could understand Louise's hostility at the beginning but it has been four years and they have a child of their own to think about - why can't this woman let them be happy?
As tensions rise between both families, it isn't long before secrets from the past begin to bubble to the surface, and as horrifying truths are faced and Andrew's dead body is discovered, the question on everyone's lips will be - who snapped first?
I enjoyed ONE IN THREE by Tess Stimson and the premise worked well for me. None of the characters are particularly likeable but they are very believable, which made figuring out whose side you were on very difficult to figure out - which I loved! Andrew is an absolute tool so the mystery becomes a question of who felt pushed so far to the edge, that killing him became their only solution?
While I did figure out the truth, I have to admit that I jumped from one conclusion to another right up the end and I always feel that's a sign of a great thriller.
ONE IN THREE has drama, mystery, heartbreaking truths, and more, and I look forward to Tess Stimson's next novel.
Tess Stimson is the author of eleven novels, including top ten bestseller The Adultery Club, and two non-fiction books, which between them have been translated into dozens of languages.
A former journalist and reporter, Stimson was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Florida in 2002 and moved to the US. She now lives and works in Vermont with her husband Erik, their three children, and (at the last count) two cats, three fish, one gerbil and a large number of bats in the attic.
The Mother (previously published as Picture of Innocence) is her first foray into psychological thrillers.
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