Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.
Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.
Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.
Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.
Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.
Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.
But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.
talk about an ending with a gasp.
I'm still trying to get my head around what I just read, but not in a bad way, I'm still processing and piecing things together.
About the characters:
Cora lost her husband but is still tied to the family, his family, a family who hate her mainly her deceased husbands brothers, they are a crime family dealing in prostitutes and drugs, her husband was one of the good guys but now he's gone his brothers regularly beat her and keep her in check, keeping her where they can see her making Cora work for them, something she has done now for years. Cora lives on the third floor of a whore house and looks after all the working girls, she has the heart of a mother with every one of them.
Penn goes to work at the house as A maintenance guy.
Penn has lost his wife brutally too like Cora lost her husband and still years later he is still grieving and looking for answers.
This story sounds like most romances right?
Two grieving people cross paths, they fall for each other, heal each other and it all leads to a hea.
There are so many twists and turns and cryptic clues, my head was spinning especially at the end.
It's one of those books were I honestly can't say too much without spoilers, but as always Aly Martinez had me gripped, her writing is perfection, the plot had the balance of angst, drama and suspense that I love.
I am now eagerly looking forward to book two in this duet.
Told in dual pov.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes
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