BOOK REVIEW: The Last Affair by Margot Hunt @HuntAuthor

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Publisher: MIRA

Release Date: November 26, 2019

Genre: Adult Fiction / Thriller

Goodreads Average: 3.83   *As of  12/16/2019*

 

Goodreads Blurb:

Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer.

Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And now she and Josh are so infatuated, they can’t stay away from one another.

Abby Landon, Josh’s daughter, is home from college nursing a broken heart. She’s seeking solace, not more scandal, so when she catches her dad kissing Nora, she vows to take the homewrecker down.

And as for Abby’s mother and Josh’s wife, Gwen? To anyone on the outside looking in, the mother of two appears to be living the ideal suburban life.

Until she winds up dead.

The serene seaside town of Shoreham has always been the perfect place to raise a family—not somewhere housewives are brutally murdered. So who killed Gwen Landon, and how many twisted secrets will be exposed as the vindictive plot comes undone?

My Thoughts:

If you are looking for a really good, slow-burn of a domestic drama then look no further because Margot Hunt has got you with her new book The Last Affair.

I wouldn’t say that any of the characters are likable in this book, but Nora came close for me, even if she does have an affair with a married man. I really like that The Last Affair starts out with the murder of Josh’s wife Gwen, and then switches back into the past to tell the reader how Nora and Josh started the affair and all of the events leading up to the murder. This is a book with multiple viewpoints, and even though the majority of the time it is Gwen, Nora, and Abby (Gwen and Josh’s daughter), eventually we also get the viewpoints of Josh and Nora’s husband Carter as well. I really liked this choice because you get to see what is running through everyone’s heads and their personalities, even though at times I was ready to smack most of them.

I would consider The Last Affair to be a slow burn, but I ended up being fine with the pacing and had a hard time putting it down. This book was so addictive that I read it in just over 4 hours so it would probably be a one sitting read for a lot of people. I loved all the drama that this book had to offer, and a couple of these characters were just downright evil so prepare yourself!

Song/s the book brought to mind: Then What? by Clay Walker

Final Thought: The Last Affair does have a mystery aspect but overall I would consider it mostly a straight up domestic drama. This was my first time reading a book by Hunt and I can see why people like her writing, it really sucked me in, and everything flowed very well. The ending left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth and I can see why everyone wouldn’t love it, but it also really makes you wonder! Book 2 anyone?

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

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