Author: Sibel Hodge
Narrator: Simon Vance, Henrietta Meire
Published: December 2016, Brilliance Audio
Length: 8 hours 5 minutes
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.
My thoughts: After reading, and loving, Sibel Hodge's Where the Memories Lie, I knew I wanted to read more by this author. So, of course I jumped at the opportunity to review her latest, Duplicity...this author has staying power!
Now, I have to say, I had mixed feelings about this book throughout it...I was intrigued in the beginning, and then I was not sure about it, and then, it picked back up and I was loving it! Some books are like that and you just need to power through the slow part - it's so worth it in the end...and I'm so glad I stuck with this one because it was definitely worth it!
This book is all about things not being what they appear to be. And believe me when I say, the less you know about the book going into it, the better off you are. It's a twisted, crazy thriller that will have you unsure of what it is you are reading, but believe me - stick with it! I am actually thinking this might be one of the those books I actually reread - not because I think I missed something but rather because I want to see if the parts I didn't like (and almost had me putting the book down) now make a little more sense.
Sibel Hodge remains an author to keep an eye out for...her books are gripping and well-crafted. I still need to pick up her other books and will be doing so soon. Have you read her yet?
Audio thoughts: This was a great audio production by Simon Vance and Henrietta Meire. Simon Vance was perfect for the detective's role and his chapters were well played. I've listened to him narrate before, yet he is the ultimate professional, always assuming the role of the book. This is the first time, however, I have listened to Henrietta Meire and I thoroughly enjoyed her narration as well. I felt she did a great job playing "The Other One," really getting into the character and giving the other characters unique voices as needed. I will definitely be checking out what else she has narrated.