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    Psychological Thriller

    The Wife by Shalini Boland | Book Review

    The Wife was typical of the genre.  It was set up with an ambiguous event that would implicate the characters and future events.  We were given loaded dialogue, a perfect husband and family but something missing, there’s always something missing.  The prologue sets the tone; apparently everyone knows that the events don’t add up, but the protagonist, Zoe, is just living in blissful ignorance.  I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the last Shalini novel I read, but that’s not to say this isn’t a good book, I did want to race through the chapters but, the believability was niggling in the back of my mind.  The Wife examines…

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    Domestic Thriller

    Review: The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton

    What would you do if your five-year-old son fell and got injured on your watch.  Your best friend tells you they checked on him before the accident happens.  He was safe and happy.  You would trust that, wouldn’t you?  The Fallout examines the chain of events this accident triggers; they are catastrophic, and no one’s lives will ever be the same again.  Friendships should be filled with trust and compassion to what ends will the threads that hold them together snap.  The Fallout examines the confines and limits of friendships and the parenting circles of school age children.  The two-faced sides of mothers that spend all their time professing kindness…