Review: "The Blame Game"
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. As always, I will do my best to keep this review spoiler-free.
“I’m sure, as soon as I see the door ajar, that something has happened.”
From the author who brought you “The Other Woman” and “The Guilt Trip,” Sandie Jones’ latest novel, “The Blame Game,” doesn’t disappoint.
The opening line of Jones’ new domestic suspense novel immediately throws you into the mix of story and sets the tone for the rest of the novel.
And the guessing game doesn’t stop until you reach the final page of the epilogue.
Naomi, a psychologist who specializes in domestic abuse, and the novel’s main character, has a bit of a problem when it comes to setting boundaries with her clients.
She will do almost anything for them. Much to her husband Leon’s dismay. And as you learn more about Naomi’s past, it starts making sense as to why she goes to such great lengths.
When Naomi helps her client, Jacob, leave his abusive wife — even going as far as helping him find a new place to stay — she begins to wonder if maybe she really has gone too far this time.
The choice has led to turmoil within her own relationship as well an odd chain of events. You also see first-hand just how much one little lie can truly derail someone’s life.
Then, Jacob disappears.
As soon as Naomi realizes he’s missing, the police start asking questions about her relationship with Jacob.
Around every turn seems to be something linking Naomi to the disappearance.
You spend the remainder of the book trying to determine the truth from the lies and thinking, “who is the true culprit here?”
One thing I really enjoyed about this book was how it is set up into two parts. In order to remain spoiler-free I won’t say what divides part one from two, but I thought it was delivered in a way that really throws the reader onto a different thought path. A plot twist at its best some might say.
I also enjoyed how the book keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the hell is even going on. It’s not a book that is easy to just put down and forget about.
The characters all work together to drive the plot forward and once you reach the end, the pieces start fitting together into one solid puzzle.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced read filled with lots of twists along the way, you may want to pick up “The Blame Game” during your next book haul.
September is around the corner, after all, and in my opinion, there’s no better time to read a fun thriller than the fall!
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