My life is like one of those cheap snow globes my twins collected when they were younger. Shiny and pretty on the outside, blurred beyond recognition when shaken.
Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed… and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Elly have their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…
The Scandal has a twist that will take your breath away. An emotionally charged novel about secrets, affairs and perfect small towns that will be devoured by fans of Kerry Fisher, Big Little Lies and The Other Woman.
I loved how this book weaved the three main characters stories throughout, cleverly only revealing, what I as the reader needed to know. I loved the perfect wife and mother, Marisa. The intriguing, Elly and the dedicated police officer, Claire. Each character had their own problems and author, Nicola Marsh, swept me up in their lives.
As the story unfolded, the problems became more complex with the arrival of Jody, the young pregnant woman. This is when the pace really ramps to lightning speed. The misdirection in this story was superb. I suspected everyone of everything at one point, then I suspected some of them of one crime but not another. My head was everywhere – full of possibilities.
If you enjoy a ‘who done it’ that’s wrapped in scandal and secrets, this is your book. And, the ending is wow! Fab read.
By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕