Author: Camilla Läckberg
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
Book Description: An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar–a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees.
Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye, who has worked hard to bury a dark past. When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him, waitressing by day and working as his strategist by night. With the business soaring, Faye and Jack have a baby, and Faye finds herself at home, caring for their daughter, wealthier than she ever imagined, but more and more removed from the excitement of the business world. And none of the perks of wealth make up for the fact that Jack has begun to treat her coldly, undermining her intelligence and forgetting all she sacrificed for his success. When Faye discovers that he’s having an affair, the polished façade of their life cracks wide open. Faye is alone, emotionally shattered, and financially devastated–but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Jack is about to get exactly what he deserves–and so much more. In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman’s revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing.
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: This book has so many problematic issues, I can’t count, yet it was a book I could not put down. Another Swedish psychological thriller, that has all the darkness of it’s predecessors, and it was a fun ride.
Faye is married to CEO Jack who she met in college. On all accounts she has an ideal life. She does not have to work, she has help at home, has a beautiful daughter that she adores. However, the author writes a narrative where she slowly unpeels the many layers of Faye. Part One is written in Present and Past tense. We start to learn her father is in prison for her mother’s murder, and we see an incident that Faye is involved in that is most beguiling. Jack is also psychologically abusive to Faye throughout their marriage. When she walks in on her husband having an affair with another woman, she is tossed out to start over with nothing.
This brings us to Part Two, and Faye is now running her own multi-million dollar company called Revenge. She has one goal in mind to take down Jack. This then turns into the ultimate revenge story, that I will let you read for yourselves.
The problematic parts of this book support a society that I hope we are moving away from. A society where men can do whatever they want, sleep with anything that walks, treat their families like crap, and woman appear to be subservient and accept it. However, this is fiction and this thriller is just so much fun, so take it with a grain of salt.
Please be aware there are themes of abuse, sexual abuse throughout, so if these are triggers for you, do not read this. For those of you that want to read this, enjoy the ride all the way to the very last sentence.