Thursday, May 25, 2017

Take It to the Grave Part 1 of 6: Take It to the Grave by Zoe Carter

Take It to the Grave Part 1 of 6
by Zoƫ Carter

My rating: 3 stars

Serial: Take It to the Grave - Part 1
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (June 1, 2017)
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Print Length: 64 pages
Available from: Amazon
It started with an anonymous note…

Sarah Taylor-Cox has the perfect life—a gorgeous husband, a picture—perfect house in the Hamptons and a beautiful baby, Elliot. Now, the invites are being sent out for Elliot's christening, and the Taylor—Coxes are determined the party will be the event of the year.

There's just one chink in Sarah's carefully constructed calm demeanour—her sister, Maisey, will be coming. The sisters used to be close, but now their lives couldn't be more different. Surely though, they will slip back into their old ways, and the party will go off without a hitch…

Then, Sarah's difficult relationship with Maisey is pushed to the back of her mind when she receives a note, one which makes her whole body shake with dread: I know your secret. I'm going to tell.

 Take It to the Grave Part 1 of 6 by Zoe Carter

Take It to the Grave Part 1 of 6: Take It to the Grave - Sarah's Story\Take It to the Grave - Maisey's StoryTwo estranged sisters, connected by a dark secret each deal with their lives thousands of miles apart.

Sarah lives what appears to be the perfect life, if plastic people and "friends" just waiting like vultures for one misstep, is considered perfect. A beautiful home in the Hamptons, wealth, a new baby and an over-bearing Monster-in-law make Sarah's life hell. Add to that a controlling and narcissist husband whose sexual appetite seems to revolve around humiliation, Sarah's life is far from perfect.

Thousands of miles away, her sister lives under an assumed name as a Nurse Without Borders, willing to give her body, but not her heart to her lovers. Their paths are soon to cross after a ten year estrangement, but not until a mysterious and threatening message is sent to Maisey and it chills her to the bone.

Zoe Carter has got the gift of suspense down pat. She also know how to make one's skin crawl as evidenced by reading about Sarah's husband. .....And....fade to be continued. Not enough meat to sink one's teeth into a thriller that could leave readers drooling over the tease of part one.

While this proves to be a completely read-worthy thriller, and deserving of up to 5 stars, the fact that it is offered in a serialized only format interrupts the flow of a tale that could be extremely riveting. Just as I was completely invested, BAM...the cliffhanger...and the wait.

I received an ARC edition from Harlequin Special Releases in exchange for my honest review.

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