Dylan plans one final memorial event for his murdered sister Celeste. He and his wife are finally ready to move on but the arrival of their former best friend Eden has disasterous consequences for their marriage…
Don’t Trust Her is a psychological thriller with elements of murder mystery.
Dylan, Parker and Eden were best friends until the first two paired off and Eden headed to Italy. In the intervening years there has been very little contact but Eden decides to attend the twentieth anniversary and final memorial for Celeste. Dylan is thrilled to be reunited but Parker is worried because Eden used to want Dylan for herself. Is she being insecure or does Eden have plans to take her husband?
There is a massive tension between the three former best friends. Dylan thinks Parker is overreacting but doesn’t know how strong Eden’s feelings used to be. I loved the dynamic between the characters and found myself unsure of who to trust. I wanted Dylan to support his wife and was angry that he was letting Eden drive a wedge between them, but I also felt that Parker should have had more faith in the strength of their relationship.
The book is written from the first person perspectives of the three main characters in the past and present. This gives us an understanding of the dynamics of the friendship and I can certainly see why Eden was devastated to be betrayed by Parker after they’d promised that neither of them would date Dylan.
There is also the mystery of Celeste’s murder and the suspicious behaviour of their neighbour Julian who might have been a peeping tom but definitely witnessed everything through his binoculars. I agreed with Parker that Dylan needed closure and was initially annoyed with Eden for dredging up the past but equally I wanted the truth to finally come out so justice could be served.
Don’t Trust Her is an engaging and strongly narrated psychological thriller.
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Parker had the perfect marriage. Then Eden came home.
Twenty years have passed since Dylan’s beloved sister, Celeste, was brutally murdered. Now he plans an anniversary memorial for the sister he misses to this day.
When their childhood friend, Eden, comes home to attend the memorial, Dylan invites her to stay with him and his wife, Parker.
But Parker is apprehensive. She remembers a time when Eden had designs on her husband, and she worries she still carries a torch for him. Her fears seem confirmed when Eden openly flirts with Dylan and captivates their pre-teen daughter.
As Parker desperately tries to hasten Eden’s departure, Dylan resists, fondly remembering the time they spent as childhood friends. And when Eden brings up questions about who murdered Celeste, Parker’s fears only escalate. She thinks her husband’s mental health could suffer if Eden keeps digging.
Can Parker get rid of Eden before she destroys her family? And why has Eden really come back to town? As the two old friends circle each other, past secrets are revealed and they find themselves hurtling into a vortex of unimaginable pain and terror.
Don’t Trust Her – the gripping psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Other Couple and The Guest.
Cathryn Grant writes psychological thrillers, psychological suspense, and ghost stories. She’s the author of twenty-three novels. She’s loved crime fiction all her life and is endlessly fascinated by the twists and turns, and the dark corners of the human mind.
When she’s not writing, Cathryn reads fiction, eavesdrops, and tries to play golf without hitting her ball into the sand or the water. She lives on the Central California coast with her husband and two cats.
This is Cathryn’s eleventh psychological thriller with Inkubator Books.