When I was first sent this book, I was not convinced that I would enjoy it. When I read the blurb I did question whether it was a book that I may have read before. However, once I read the first chapter all of my thoughts dissolved and The Winters blew my mind.
Initially, you believe you are following the love story of a young woman who falls in love with a rich Senator Max, almost like a Cinderalla fairy tale. However, Max certainly has a lot of issues going on in his life, his first wife passing away and his teenage tearaway daughter, Dani to deal with and his public life in office. But, she follows her heart and wants to believe her life will be turned around and she can finally break free of her boss and move on. But, like all good novels, it does not end necessarily with a happily ever after. Expect the unexpected…….
I read this novel in a whirlwind and simply could not put it down. I was attempting to guess what was going to happen, and of course I got it completely wrong and make incorrect assumptions about pretty much all of the characters. I did not expect the ending to be like it was, you could feel the building of the plot throughout and at the end it made me realise that you should never judge a character straight away and you may never really know what is going on behind closed doors.
This is an amazing book and one that did not disappoint and will leave you out of breath and questioning your own judgement about people. It is a book that will keep you guessing.
About the Book
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded mansion of her new fiance Max Winter – a wealthy senator and recent widower- and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imaginaton and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive daughter Dani makes her life a living hell.
As the soon-to-be second Mrs Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets – the kind of secrets that could kill her, too.
About the Author
Lisa is the author of several bestselling novels. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Vice, Elle, the New York Times Magazine and Salon as well as various anthologies. An award-winning TV producer, she has lived in Washington DC and New York City and now lives in Toronto.
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