On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice, you have to get it yourself.
Hunt has concocted another thriller of small-town Florida life gone extra wrong. Each page races forward as the characters contend with different obstacles thrown in their ways, from pills to police to unfortunate phone calls. The narrative switches between Natalie and Will, which, though at first refreshing, gets old two-thirds of the way through since Natalie is the more compelling character. The question of whether they'll get caught or not permeates the book, as each revelation questions whether the Clarkes are still in the clear or if they’re even on the same side. The end, when it comes, is unexpected and ominous, as is only proper ... A twisty tale for fans of domestic thrillers.
Some readers will struggle to suspend disbelief, but others will scarcely mind the improbability of Nat’s murderous scheme as the roller-coaster action takes increasingly wild turns. Psychological suspense fans will be satisfied.