Author: Sibel Hodge
316 pages in Kindle
Published: December 27, 2016
Dates Read: January 10-22, 2017
My Rating: 4 Stars
Book Summary from Goodreads:
There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…
Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?
The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?
Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.
Duplicity is the first book I have read written by Sibel Hodge and it won’t be my last. Duplicity has two points of view: ‘The Detective’( DS Warren Carter) and ‘The Other One’. I always enjoy books with multiple points of view. You are pulled in from the beginning and wonder who ‘The Other One’ is… and then we find out! This itself is a twist.
Alissa and Max have returned from their honeymoon in Australia and one night Max is murdered and Alissa gets away. The head inspector DI Wilmott is taken with Alissa and decides she is not a suspect, but Carter has his doubts. Carter is also dealing with the loss of his wife from cancer. Throughout the novel we really get to know Carter.
You can’t say too much about Duplicity without giving away too much. There are many twists and turns to Duplicity. You think the novel is going one way but then it isn’t! You find yourself not really knowing who to believe and everyone should be a suspect! There are twists up until the very end and you find yourself thinking, “What did I just read”?!?!? But in a good way!
Duplicity is one that should be read in one sitting if possible. I wish I had been able to.
Duplicity is recommended.
**I received a copy of Duplicity via NetGalley.