Author: Rob Kaufman
She’s demonic and evil, a wicked she-devil you’ll love to hate in this riveting psychological thriller that reviewers say is “gripping”, “heart wrenching” and “holding my breath suspenseful”.
Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, a demon rages, determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.
From the moment the parenting agreement is signed, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.
This book was a part of the “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day”.
This is a psychological thriller. The book starts with Jonathan, who is in an old age home. He is pretty frustrated to live there and longs to go home. Then we are taken into the past where we meet his partner, Philip who has invited an old college mate, Angela, for dinner. Jonathan is upset and is not really able to accept her, and through his eyes, even we as readers regard her with critical eyes. It was at this dinner that she asks Philip to help her conceive. This is when the main story starts and we are taken through the roller coaster that follows.
While the plot of the story was quite interesting, after a point I got an idea as to how to look for clues and so the story got a bit predictable for me. On the other hand, I really liked how realistic the characters, especially Jonathan and Philip’s relationship had been written. It was one of the things that helped me get hooked on the story. I would have liked to know a bit more about them as individuals rather than couples.
There were some points in the story that felt a bit long drawn and took away from the main story line. On the whole, I felt that the author has an extremely strong plot, it could have been executed in a bit better manner. I rate this book 2 out of 4
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