Everyone has their secrets. But this one could destroy your marriage.
When Anna Blackwell opens an email from an unknown sender, the shocking image attached shatters her perfect world. A woman has been killed. And Anna knows who did it. The past is catching up with her.
Is it her turn next?
To protect herself and her husband Will, she must tell him the terrible truth about her first love. But as the secrets of her life unravel, Anna begins to realise that she is not the only one who has been living a lie.
Anna doesn’t know who to turn to: her best friend, her parents, her husband. But she knows that her ex-lover is dangerous and she must stop him, before it’s too late…
The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’
There’s something about young love. Remember meeting your first special someone that made your heart skip several beats. Sweaty palms and a fresh surge of dizziness every time that special person came near you. It was electrifying! Do you remember feeling that way about your first love? Aah yes, your first love. Anna remembered all too well about her first love. Fin was a charismatic tall blue-eyed blonde surfer making her heart wave much like the open waters Fin surfed upon. Fin was Anna’s everything. She was fifteen years old and even at that age, she knew they were destined to be with each other. Some things you just know!
One school day, Fin came walking in making Anna feel light headed and giddy, as he spoke casually with her about her weekend. Their teacher didn’t take too kind to Fin interrupting his class and decided to scold Fin for it. Scolding is putting it mildly—rather, the teacher ridiculed him in front of his peers. Call the teacher psychic if you will, this teacher foretold a story that, at the time, Anna was too blind to see. He basically told Fin Chambers that he wouldn’t amount to anything and that he was a worthless piece of shit. Of course, those harsh words bruised Anna’s soul and literally deflated the ever-popular Fin.
Fate is a strange occurrence. Ironically, it would be that day which pretty much bonded Anna and Fin for life, you could say. Fast forward to years later, while Anna’s at her husband’s thirtieth birthday party, when she hears her cell phone ping. She checks to see who texted her and the image and message she sees displayed before her, make her gasp. Anna was hiding a very deep rooted secret, and there was only one other person in the whole wide world who knew about it and this text message sent shivers down Anna’s spine and literally turned her life upside down and back around again. How could she come clean and tell her wonderful husband, Will, about this message?
Yes, most of us when cupid strikes with his arrow think we’re going to be in love with that first love for the rest of our lives, and for some that may be so, but Anna had an awakening that set the course her life would follow. The lies, secrecy and downright deceit will keep most readers engaged until the very end! What a masterfully written story, and a plot the reader will never imagine. This is one of the main reasons I’m a fan of Boland’s. She writes things that you just wouldn’t think would work in a story, but when she gets a hold of it, she molds and shapes it into something that takes your breath away. That’s truly a sign of a gifted writer.
Boland, as usual, never ever disappoints. She is the Queen of Twists and Endings. If you thought the ending in The Girl from the Sea was shocking, buckle up your seatbelts readers because you’re not going to see this one coming either. Once again, Boland has managed to blow my mind with all the twists and turns of this story. When you journey into the lives of Anna and Fin, the story that eventually gets told is out of this world. I guarantee you, you will be hard pressed to figure this one out. An outstanding explosive read! I read this book in two days. I love a good book and it’s a shame when it ends so quickly. I sometimes wish I could slow down my reading, but it’s hard to do that when Boland commands that you turn the pages to find out what’s going to happen next. And trust me, you can’t wait to get to the next page!
The Sexy Nerd gives The Millionaire’s Wife five million stars! A fast-paced suspenseful read that will keep you glued to the pages and stuck to your reading position. My heart beat so fast trying to figure out how this was going to end, and like I said, Boland never disappoints. The ending was to die for! What a great story from a talented author.