Author: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Published: July 23. 2019

Description: Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.

Rating: 4 stars

Review: This was not my first book by the pair Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, I feel The Two Lila Bennetts is going to put them in a whole new class of writers. They have outdone themselves with this tale. Having two writers to tell this story, I believe made this all the more better.

The story begins with Lila Bennett a high-powered defense attorney winning a murder trial. There is a lot of hard feelings on this one, especially from the defendant’s sister-in-law, Stephanie. What happens can be best compared to a “Sliding Doors” story but a ton darker. To celebrate she has a choice to make to have drinks with her boss, who she happens to be having an affair with or go home to her devoted husband. The choice will change the trajectory of her life. From then on you follow two stories, the 1st, Lila getting kidnapped; the 2nd, everything that occurs if she goes home to her husband. I will let you in on one secret, both scenarios will forever change her life. I do not want to say much more as it gives away the majority of the plot lines.

Both story lines were well developed, and I had a vested interest in both paths. Lila has made questionable choices in her life, but how she goes redeeming herself in both scenarios, is what makes this so enjoyable. Probably all of us have made bad decisions, this book will make you think about these, on a scale x100.

Excellent read, truly enjoyed this one. I did not want to put this down at all. Terrific beach read or really just anytime read.

Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an Advanced Reader’s copy of this book for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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