I’m so excited that Women in Trouble Book Blog is an official stop on the blog tour for Margot Hunt’s The Last Affair! What does that mean? Well, the blog tour starts today and continues through December 3. So check out my review, then check out ALL the reviews and Q&As on the tour.
I love checking out author bios for these tours. It’s always so interesting to me the journey that authors take from being just your average Joe to writing a book. I’ve worked with authors and in publishing for close to 20 years and I’m still in awe of people who have the ability to string words together well for 300 pages.
You may know Margot Hunt from her previous adult books, Best Friends Forever or For Better or Worse (both compulsively readable, if I may say so!). But did you also know that Hunt wrote EIGHT previous books as Whitney Gaskell? AND a YA series GEEK, as Piper Hunt? She’s kind of prolific!
Today I’m focusing on her newest work, The Last Affair.
From the Publisher:
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?
Nora is that woman that appears perfect on the outside. She lives in a gorgeous house with a husband who’s attractive in that aging frat boy kind of way and she’s a food blogger. I mean, how fun is that? She’s practically The Pioneer Woman living the dream.
Gwen also appears perfect on the outside. She’s a dedicated mom who has chosen to forgoe a career to support her husband Josh who is a gorgeous doctor. She also has a perfect house and perfect hair.
Neither are perfect. But one is a good person and the other is the worst type of person imaginable. Can you guess which is which? And of course both are equally realistic and findable in surburban affluent America. They are two women living parallel lives, but are on a course for collision with each other. Because one is sleeping with the other’s husband.
Life gets messy, that’s a fact. And Margot Hunt captures that messiness perfectly in The Last Affair. Because sometimes, people fall out of love. Sometimes they fall in love with other people. And sometimes, once the dominoes start to fall, it all ends up in one great big mess.
I’d recommend The Last Affair to fans of domestic thrillers – think Jessica Strawser or Lisa Jewel or even Big Little Lies. This one had that feel to it. Everyone is just living their lives one day, with minor discretions and mistakes until BAM, they reach a tipping point.
Special thanks to Netgalley and Mira for an advanced e-galley in exchange for my honest review. The Last Affair is out November 26, 2019. A great gift for the thriller reader on your list! Get your copy: