Today I am sharing my review on its publication day for One Perfect Morning by Pamela Crane published by Avon. Happy publication day Pamela!
One Perfect Morning by Pamela Crane
Release Date: 20th of August 2020
Print Length: 378 pages
Genre: Psychological Crime Thriller
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The deadliest secrets lie closest to home…
Mackenzie, Robin and Lily have been best friends since college. Twenty years on, they all live in the same neighbourhood with their perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives…
It would seem that nothing could come between these three women.
Except for a betrayal.
Nothing could turn them against each other.
Except for a terrible past mistake.
Nothing could tear them apart.
Except for murder….
One dead husband. Three best friends who tell each other everything – apart from the truth…
I was immediately pulled into this story from the first chapter and with its last sentence,”While the neighbourhood wives kissed their husbands good morning, I planted death’s kiss on mine.” I knew this was going to be one wild ride. I was right! What a rollercoaster the reader is taken on with this story and never a saying is more true than “No one really know what goes on behind close doors” than it is in this book!
Less is more in terms of me discussing the story so I won’t elaborate beyond the blurb, but I will say that the plot really is an intriguing one. It deals with drug use, rape, consent, physical and mental abuse, infidelity, and murder! Pamela has done a really great job in her execution of these sensitive subjects and each plays out an important part throughout the story as does the friendship between the three leading ladies.
The characters in the story are a mixed bag of likeable and unlikeable ones and each play their role out well. Although I was unable to connect with them all, I could not fault the way that they have been written. Each really comes to life, jumps off the page and evoked all sorts of emotions in me. One in particular made my blood boil. I don’t need to tell which one. You will know…
This is the first book I have read from Pamela and I will be on the look out to read more of her work. She was able to keep me engaged and had me wanting to keep turning the pages. I really loved her prose, which to give you an example, is so beautifully written “Some days he felt like a warm rain, but recently he had become a torrent sweeping me out to a stormy sea, drowning me”
All up One Perfect Morning is a gripping edge of your seat read that is the perfect escape to get lost in. It is fast paced, twisty, full of secrets, lies and deceit, making it a downright wonderfully wicked read! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next Pamela. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review One Perfect Morning which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Avon Books and Pamela Crane for allowing me to read an advanced copy of One Perfect Morning which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Pamela
Pamela Crane is a professional juggler. Not one who can toss flaming torches in the air (though how cool would that be?), but a juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, a horse rescuer, and a book editor by trade. She lives on the edge (ask her Arabian horse about that—he’ll tell you all about their wild adventures while trying to train him) and she writes on the edge…where her sanity resides.
Her USA Today best-selling Mental Mommy books unravel flawed women—some she knows, some she creates—and they aren’t always pretty. In fact, her characters are rarely pretty, which makes them interesting…and perfect for doing crazy things worth writing about. When she’s not cleaning horse stalls or changing diapers, she’s psychoanalyzing others.
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