Joe Lynch is an average kinda guy. He’s a teacher, married to a beautiful woman, with an adorable four-year-old son. He’s happy with his lot, content in his marriage … until the day he’s confronted with evidence that his wife might be having an affair, and his love rival sets out to destroy his life.
Something In The Water starts with a whopper of a chapter. Newlywed Erin asks us how long it takes to dig a grave. She knows – she’s digging her husbands. Wait. What? Yep. Can you say “hooked”?
Erin then walks us back into the not-so-distant-past and into her relationship with her fiance, Mark. When, on their honeymoon, the discovery of a bag full of illicit goodies leads them into some serious ethical and moral grey areas, the pair hatches an elaborate and dangerous plan to keep what they’ve found.
Baby Teeth is the first from Zoje Stage, and it’s a wonderful piece of work. Ms Stage fearlessly ties in a couple of common suspense tropes and does so with style. Suzette never really had a proper mother/daughter relationship and spent most of her life dealing with illness, so when Hanna comes along, she is determined to do what is best for her. Only Hanna is a little different. When we first meet her, we learn Hanna is non-verbal. Like most little girls, Hanna’s heart belongs to Daddy. And only Daddy.
Twelve years after Finn’s girlfriend, Layla, disappeared while they were holidaying in France, Finn has moved on and is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. We’re immediately pulled into the intrigue of what happened to Layla, what Finn knows, and more importantly, what he had to do with it. The only thing we know for sure is that Finn lied to the police and that he is one of those problematic and unlikeable characters that I, personally, love.
Veronica Cavanagh has been indulging her daughter’s imaginary friend, even when Nini predicts the death of her husband. When Micah goes missing, Veronica starts questioning her own sanity. In the midst of going through IVF treatment, and now under suspicion for murder, she begins to question everything.