13. The Rome Affair by Laura Caldwell (2006)
Length: 378 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 30 January 2014
Finished: 31 January 2014
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 January 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Laura Caldwell is a new author for me.
Rachel Blakely lives a truly charmed life. She is a successful architectural software salesperson, married to an equally successful plastic surgeon on the fast track for promotion. Their life together seems blessed - until Rachel learns that Nick was unfaithful to her. Understandably shattered by this knowledge, Rachel is hurt and angered by Nick's betrayal.
However, over time, Rachel is committed to giving her marriage a second chance. Then a business trip to sun-drenched Rome with her best girlfriend Kit leads to a passionate night with a stranger - a one-night stand meant to signify the end of a painful chapter in her life.
Rachel returns home determined to put the past behind her and start fresh. At first, life seems golden again. Nick is more loving than ever, and following his promotion to senior partner in a prestigious plastic surgery practice, the couple is welcomed into Chicago high society - where beautiful people live beautiful lives. But every golden life hides its dark side...that sends Rachel's life spiraling into a nightmare.
It's certainly clear everyone is guilty of something. But whose secrets will lead to murder?
I absolutely loved this book! In my opinion, it was a beautifully written book with a completely engrossing plot. I was captured from the first page and found the story to be filled with gripping cliffhangers that held my attention right to the end. I give this book an A+! The Rome Affair by Laura Caldwell was the first book that I've ever read by this author, but it most certainly will not be the last.
A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight