OFFICIAL GOODREADS REVIEW
HATRED LEADS TO OBSESSION . . .
It’s taken time for the plan to unfold, years spent waiting, watching, hating. . . . And after the first victim, the killing gets easier and easier . . .
OBSESSION LEADS TO JEALOUSY . . .
The Crissmans, owners of Crissman & Wolfe department store, were once one of Portland’s most powerful families. There’s still enough fortune left to sow mistrust between Lucy, her bohemian sister Layla, their brother Lyle, and his grasping wife Kate. When a charity event at the Crissman Lodge ends in a fatal poisoning, Lucy becomes a prime suspect. But the truth is even more twisted, and Lucy can’t be sure which of her family is being targeted . . . or who to fear.
AND JEALOUSY LEADS TO MURDER . . .
Renowned defense attorney Dallas Denton has been hired to clear Lucy’s name, unaware of the secret that ties them together or of the deep cracks in the Crissman legacy. Someone is ready to eliminate every obstacle to get what they most covet, and prove that envy runs deeper
than blood . .
Let me start of by saying, I’m biased. I love Nancy Bush and will praise her work always. With that said, this one started off slow. It was Published August 28th 2018, I got it maybe a week later. I just finished last night. November 11th 2018. Now, once it picked up I was hooked like always.
Lucy, I liked her right away. She knew right from wrong, but acted out sometimes. She was smart but treated not the best by her father and brother. They own a department store. She was in a broken marriage but wanted to work it out. John, her husband, was not nice. He just wasn’t a nice man.
Layla was Lucy’s sister. She was described as arty. That’s not always a good thing. She didn’t work normal jobs. She had bad taste in men and didn’t make good decisions.
Lyle, their brother, was just an a**hole. No, he was weak. That’s even worse. He followed his dad blindly even with the rumors that their company was broke. He was married to Kate, ugh. I hated her as a character. I think we’re supposed to but even at the end, I still hated her. She was egotistical, selfish, self centered and just a bitch. She only did things that benefited her. She felt she could replace Lyle’s sisters in the company. Felt Lucy wasn’t good enough. Well screw that.
The book starts off with drama and mystery. Then goes back to before. All the events leading up to the big event. It was good. Especially once it kicked into the series of events that led to everything. September is in this, not as a cop though. She from other Nancy Bush books. This book has everything you need.
I give it 5/5