A bride's dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she's had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this electrifying psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Eight Perfect Murders.

Abigail Baskin never thought she'd fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. He's a good guy, stable, level-headed, kind--a refreshing twist from her previous relationships.

But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident--and the sexy guy who wouldn't give her his real name--out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life.

Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears--and Abigail's future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Something special. Something real--and he's tracked her down to prove it.

Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon--and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen. She sees a terrified woman in the night shadows, and no one at the resort seems to believe anything is amiss... including her perfect new husband.

March 23, 2021  |  320 pages
(Read from Apr 6, 2021 to Apr 6, 2021)
Grade: B–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Entertainment, 20% Literature
Writing Quality:
Low High
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Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
There are quite a few people that didn’t care for this and it does feel like a departure from Peter Swanson’s other works (although, I’ve only listened to three now), so I can see why they didn’t. How did I feel...well, I didn’t love it. It did feel a little “out there” and slightly preposterous. But, I didn’t hate it, either. It held my interest despite these issues...it was even kind of fun, in an odd kind of kill-y way.  (+1 vote)