Sunday, August 18, 2019

Quick Pick book review: The Two Lila Bennetts, by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Quick Pick book review: The Two Lila Bennetts, by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
  • Opening lines: (Prologue) Wake up! Wake the hell up! The sound of my own voice shakes me out of my deep slumber, and my stomach lurches. I've lost track of time.
  • Reason I picked up the book: I've read books by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke before, and enjoyed them.
  • And what's this book about?
  • Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

    In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

    Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.
  • Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
  • Favorite paragraph: I open the door slowly and don't make eye contact. I don't want him to know that I overheard. That I am now quite sure that my husband or whoever has me in here has ordered me dead.

    Because there's nothing else to take from me except my life.
      • Something to know: It's definitely similar to the movie Sliding Doors - even the authors admitted in the post-script that Sliding Doors was the inspiration for the book. 
      • What I would have changed: Nothing, except one of the endings (yes, there are two!) was a little ambiguous ... no spoilers, though.
      • Overall rating: 4 stars out of 5.
      • Where can I find this book? Click here to order on Amazon. Free for Kindle Unlimited right now and only $3.99 for Kindle!

      *Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.


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