finished reading

This is a fast read; a fast-paced, twisty, thrill.  I wasn't sure how reliable the narrators were as the book opens with a news interview giving Cam's perspective, followed by flash-back chapters narrated by Jade or Sebastian.  I like the author's use of the shifting narrative perspective, explaining the backstory and slowly revealing the lies and deceptions.

Ultimately, Cam and Sebastian make some unbelievably questionable decisions but the reason is all too human.  I didn't connect with any of the characters, although I did have sympathy for Sebastian.  The feisty children, Beatrix and Baxter, are my favorite characters.

From the publisher:
Jade and Cam Lasky are by all accounts a happily married couple, with two adorable kids, a spacious home and a rapidly growing restaurant business. But their world is tipped upside down when Jade is confronted by a masked home invader. As Cam scrambles to gather the ransom money, Jade starts to wonder if they’re as financially secure as their lifestyle suggests, and what other secrets her husband is keeping from her.

Cam may be a good father, a celebrity chef and a darling husband, but there’s another side he’s kept hidden from Jade that has put their family in danger. Unbeknownst to Cam and Jade, the home invader has been watching them and is about to turn their family secrets into a public scandal.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

It was the personalities of the kids that made the book for me, too. I was so happy by that passage about a photo of smart and sneaky Beatrix becoming a public sensation.