Sunday 16 January 2022

Unfaithful by J. L. Butler | Book Review

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Unfaithful by J. L. Butler 
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 6th January 2022

A FATAL attraction…
Rachel Reeves has it all. The perfect family, a rich husband, and a gorgeous home. But when her only child flies the nest, Rachel feels lost – and succumbs to a mind-blowing one-night stand.

With a DEADLY twist…
Instantly regretting her infidelity, Rachel cuts ties with Chris. But he won’t let her go that easily. She erases him from her life – until a text changes everything.


Someone knows what she did.
And they’re ready to destroy her entire life because of it.

Rachel Reeves is a stay at home mum, married to Robert who is the CEO of a property firm and they have a daughter called Dylan who is heading off to university. Having an empty nest prompts Rachel to ask her old friend Serena about the possibility of a job opportunity in book publishing, where she worked all those years ago, before becoming a mother.

After securing a job and attending a party, Rachel bumps into Chris, her old flame from her university days. They spend the night together and even though Rachel says she doesn't want to see Chris again, her whole life begins to unravel. Someone knows what she's done and they are following her and sending her messages. 

This book started really strongly and I was intrigued by where it was going to go, but it sort of just missed the mark for me. Maybe I've just read too many thrillers! 

The story was very fleshed out and there was a lot of background to characters that could have been reduced down a bit. I love a twist but for me there were probably too many red herrings. It is a slow paced book which I struggle with too. I have given it an extra star solely for the ending because I was genuinely surprised by it.

Not my favourite, but not the worst either!

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