THE LAST AFFAIR by Margot Hunt

Author: Margot Hunt
ISBN: 9780778309222
Publication Date: November 26, 2019
Publisher: MIRA BOOKS


Josh Landon is the man of Nora’s dream. His wife? Maybe her worst nightmare. If you love flawed characters with a bit of murder and mystery…The Last Affair is your book.

Domestic thrillers are my new jam. As a Law & Order expert, a thriller must deliver believable characters, suspense and a twist to knock your socks off.
In the beginning, we meet two detectives at a murder scene. {Don’t worry, this is not a spoiler} Rewind six months earlier – Nora, a married food blogger, is attending a national conference in Orlando and bumps into her children’s dentist Josh, at the hotel bar. A few drinks with great conversation lead to a one-night stand. Then it turns into a torrid love affair when they return home.
The characters and the plot make it great storytelling. A cruel and heartless villain rounds out the many suspects. I would have preferred the story being told back and forth between past and present. The prologue grabbed my attention immediately and I wish it would have been more of a criminal investigation delivering what happen prior to the crime.
One of my favorite things about the book is Gwen Landry’s daughter Abby. I was glued to the story just to see how far she would go to forward her own agenda. I read with so much concentration trying to predict who the killer is. And the ending begs for a sequel.  It’s a slow build whodunit to keep you guessing until the ending. 


BIO: Margot Hunt is a critically acclaimed author of psychological suspense. Her work has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus Reviews.

Gwen Landon—poster woman for perfect wife, mother, and suburban bliss—is found brutally bludgeoned to death behind her Floridian McMansion. Beautiful and beloved by her community, Gwen makes an unlikely victim. But just a scratch below the surface of her perfectly curated world reveals one far more sinister. When looking back over the six months leading up to her death, the question of, “who would do this?” quickly shifts to, “who wouldn’t?”

Commercially successful food blogger and mother of three, Nora Holliday never imagined she would have the nerve, let alone time, to get involved an affair. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she does whatever it takes to keep it all together. But when Nora runs into Gwen Landon’s husband at a hotel in Orlando, his easy kindness and warmth proves too tempting to resist. As their affair spirals dangerously out of control, it seems things can’t get more complicated—until Gwen turns up dead.

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First Cut

The Third To Die

The Kill Club

Good Girls Lie 


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