by Gledé Browne Kabongo
Summary: She has the perfect life—and a secret worth killing for.
Nina Kasai is a gorgeous, Ivy League educated executive who would do anything to keep her past a secret, even from her husband. Seventeen years ago, she ran for her life and the truth has been locked away in the pages of her hidden diary, and in the mind of a disturbed woman who will never tell—ever.
When Nina lands the cover of a prestigious business magazine however, she can no longer hide from the powerful enemy she escaped. Phillip Copeland wants to be the next Governor of Massachusetts and he’s not above using his power and influence to silence Nina. He warns her to keep quiet about what happened all those years ago—or else.
As the stakes are raised, both politically and personally, Nina realizes the only way to win this game is to tell the truth. But who will believe her since her diary has been destroyed, and the only other witness isn’t talking?
Nina’s one chance at reclaiming her life hinges on a dramatic courtroom battle where nothing is as it seems. And when the verdict is read, four lives will be forever altered.
My View: Wow is the word that comes to mind. This is an intense, emotional and nerve-whacking story. A one-sitting book, it pulled me in right from the word go and didn’t let me out.
The plot is so mind boggling and well-etched, that it just grasps your attention. The flawless writing further adds to the perfection. The suspense and the thrill keeps you on the edge while the emotions tug at your heart.
This book is a beautiful mix of so many things – drama, mystery, thrill and some romance. It is not lacking anywhere.
The characters are so intense and though different but very real.
The only thing I could probably say was that the first half is really quick and smooth, the second half, though equally necessary, does seem a bit long-ish but I couldn’t really think of what to edit, everything is important. Ah, what dilemma!
Overall, I really loved this book. It has everything that a good book is made of. Go read it!
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Gledé Browne Kabongo began writing at age 14 when she covered soccer matches for her hometown newspaper. She has also written for the Patriot Ledger and Metrowest Daily News, two Massachusetts based newspapers. She earned a master’s degree in communications from Clark University, and once had dreams of winning a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. These days her dreams have shifted to winning the Pulitzer for fiction, and a Best Screenplay Academy Award. For the past decade, Gledé has worked in senior marketing roles for organizations in the Information Technology, publishing and non-profit sectors. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.