Release date – 14th August 2018
Book length – 352 pages
Publisher – Lake Union Books
Many thanks to Anne Cater for the invite.
I was quickly drawn into the story with the alluring first chapter and the exotic setting of Singapore.
Amanda is a trailing spouse. The definition of a trailing spouse is a person who follows his or her partner to another city because of a work assignment. She has joined her husband, Edward Bonham, so he can work in Singapore. As an expatriate, she is struggling to find her niche. She loves Edward and cares deeply for his teenage daughter, Josie.
Their apartment sounds completely dreamy and Edward is constantly showering Amanda with expensive gifts from the countries he often travels to. Things are lovely for awhile and she is even trying to get pregnant and have a baby with Edward. In fact, she was secretly saving some cash in a “ginger jar” for future fertility treatments. Would a baby help her to fit in?
Things get complicated when she finds the body of their maid (referred to as helper) late one night. It is ruled a suicide, but Amanda finds some clues that she can’t seem to shake off. She finds herself snooping into his business and tracing his receipts. Should she be doubting her husband? Can she trust him? Edward continues to travel and Amanda keeps facing night after night with “only suspicion for company.”
Camille Kemble is trying to solve her own family mystery. When she meets Edward, some childhood memories are triggered and his face seems familiar. Both women want answers, does Edward hold the key?
This book is beautifully written, full of intrigue, hidden secrets and an explosive ending that rocked me.
Do you really want to know the truth?
Amanda Bonham moved halfway around the world to be with the man she loves. Although expat life in Singapore can be difficult, Edward Bonham is a dream husband and a doting father to his teenage daughter, Josie.
But when their maid dies in an apparent suicide—and Amanda discovers the woman was pregnant and hiding a stash of drugs prescribed to Edward—she can’t help but wonder if her perfect husband has a fatal flaw. And if he can’t resist temptation under their own roof, what does he get up to when he travels?
Camille Kemble also has questions for Edward. Recently returned to Singapore, Camille is determined to resolve a family mystery. Amid a jumble of faded childhood memories, she keeps seeing Edward’s handsome face. And she wants to know why.
For one woman, the search for answers threatens everything she has. For another, it’s the key to all she lost. Both will follow his trail of secrets into the darkness to find the truth.
Purchase Link Amazon UK
About the Author-
After spending a decade as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, Jo Furniss gave up the glamour of night shifts to become a freelance writer and serial expatriate. Originally from the United Kingdom, she spent seven years in Singapore and also lived in Switzerland and Cameroon.
As a journalist, Jo worked for numerous online outlets and magazines, including Monocle and the Economist. She has edited books for a Nobel laureate and the palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She has a Distinction in MA Professional Writing from Falmouth University.
Jo’s debut novel, All the Little Children, was an Amazon Charts bestseller and one of the Top 50 Kindle titles of 2017. Her second novel, The Trailing Spouse, is released in August 2018.
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