Trigger Warning: Child Abuse and Rape
Mags enjoys the life she has in Las Vegas. She's a bull-dog defense attorney and firmly plays by her rules. But when she gets the news her brother, Abe has been seriously injured in a fall, she leaves for England to be by his side. When Mags arrive at the hospital, she meets Abe's girlfriend, Jody who seems to be the only one who witnesses Abe's accident.
Jody's account of the accident doesn't set well with Mags. There's something that Jody isn't telling and Mags conducts her own investigation since she's not getting much help from the police.
This book started off very slow for me. My rule for reading a slow book is if the first fifty pages of a book doesn't grab and hold my attention, I will not complete it. I have so many other books I need read. However, I thought I would give it another chance, set it aside and read something light and cheerful to cleanse my reading palette. The story did pick up its pace a little after the first fifty pages, but not by much.
I had a difficult time connecting with the characters. I didn't find Mags likable throughout most of the book, but she slowly redeems herself on the last twenty-five pages of the story. The plot is good with gripping situations, however I felt some areas in the book needed more buildup.
If you like a dark, psychological thriller, Sarah Naughton's The Girlfriend may be the book for you.
Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.