Monday, February 5, 2018

Just Between Us
by Rebecca Drake

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather. Four friends living the suburban ideal. Their jobs are steady, their kids are healthy. They’re as beautiful as their houses. But each of them has a dirty little secret, and hidden behind the veneer of their perfect lives is a crime and a mystery that will consume them all. 

Everything starts to unravel when Alison spots a nasty bruise on Heather’s wrist. She shares her suspicions with Julie and Sarah, compelling all three to investigate what looks like an increasingly violent marriage. As mysterious injuries and erratic behavior mount, Heather can no longer deny the abuse, but she refuses to leave her husband. Desperate to save her, Alison and the others dread the phone call telling them that she’s been killed. But when that call finally comes, it’s not Heather who’s dead. In a moment they’ll come to regret, the women must decide what lengths they’ll go to in order to help a friend.


Kritters Thoughts:  Four suburban moms.  Some have jobs, some stay at home with their kids and at a school drop off they connect and start a friendship.  This friendship will alter all their lives completely.  

There is a prologue at a funeral and fortunately the reader finds out soon enough who has died and what happens, but that is just the start of it!  If you are new here, this book has one of my favorite things - multi character narratives.  I love it when an author writes from more than one character's viewpoint so the reader gets a full story from all angles.  

If I could describe this book, I would call it a companion to Desperate Housewives, the tv show.  You have suburban moms, you have a dead body and antics and such.  This is a book where if you are a major fan of mystery/thriller you may roll your eyes at the antics, but I was thoroughly entertained by the entire thing.  

I always love when I read an author and like them and they have a blacklist that I can dive into.  I may have to tee up another Rebecca Drake to read soon!


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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