Laura's Pick: Never Coming Home by Hannah Mary McKinnon
Lucas Forester didn’t hate his wife. Michelle was brilliant, sophisticated and beautiful. Sure, she had extravagant spending habits, that petty attitude, a total disregard for anyone below her status. But she also had a lot to offer. Most notably: wealth that only the one percent could comprehend. For years, Lucas has been honing a flawless plan to inherit Michelle’s fortune. Unfortunately, it involves taking a hit out on her. Every track is covered, no trace left behind, and now Lucas plays the grieving husband so well he deserves an award. But when a shocking photo and cryptic note show up on his doorstep, Lucas goes from hunter to prey.
Never Coming Home is the perfect game of cat and mouse. Lucas Forrester didn’t hate his wealthy wife, he just loved her money more. The only way to get his hands on her money is to kill her and that is okay with him. He has everything all planned out. He took his time and set everything up perfectly. There is just no way he will get caught. He hires a hitman off of the dark web to handle his wife. Obviously, the killer is a professional and Lucas never gives his name. All he asks is that at the end of the kill, he is told where the body of his wife is located using an app that gives the coordinates but uses three phrases instead of numbers.
Everything is going to plan until a picture of his wife turns up at his house with the earrings she was wearing when she was killed. He can tell someone has been in the back yard and possibly in his house. Maybe it is time he went and looked at his wife’s body himself to make sure she is dead.
This thriller is dark with a husband that has a screwed up moral compass but it is laughable too. Lucas is just so sure of himself. The revelations were predictable to a point but the ending chapter had me laughing out loud! This is a devious and darkly funny thriller. Lucas is magnetic and so compelling you almost want him to get away with it. Great character development by Hannah Mary McKinnon.
Availability: Book; eBook & eAudiobook in cloudLibrary Rating: **** Stars (I really liked it) Reviewer: Laura, Library Director
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GENRE: Crime Fiction; Psychological Suspense
THEME: Unreliable Narrator (Readers may not be able to trust the version of events narrated to them in these complex and sometimes disturbing stories.)
TONE: Darkly Humorous; Suspenseful
WRITING STYLE: Witty
LOCATION: Great Britain
SUBJECT: Assassination Plots; Deception in Men; Funerals; Greed; Married People; Murder; Pretending; Revenge; Rich Women; Secrets; Threat
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