Friday, June 26, 2015
The Wrong Man by Kate White (thoughts)
"Bold and adventurous in her work as one of Manhattan's hottest interior decorators, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in her personal life. So, while on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. Flirting with Matt Healy--the rugged stranger she literally bumps into at her hotel--is one thing. Going back to his room after their date is another.
Instead, Matt offers to cook her dinner when they're both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, who is the man who opens the door?
Kit's usually so good at reading people. How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Piece by piece, Kit realizes that this treachery goes a lot deeper, and gets a lot deadlier. Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who's turned her life upside-down."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. This level of enjoyment is what I have come to expect from this author as I have yet to read a book by her that I didn't like. For me this was the perfect summer thriller that is just meant to be read by the side of a pool in the sunshine. I can't say that I actually read the book like this (instead I read it on breaks at work and in between innings during my kid's baseball games) but I would have liked to. It was a page turner that easily sucked me into the storyline and allowed for me to finish this one in a matter of days. I found that I had a hard time setting it down and often needed to read "just a few more" pages before I could actually put my bookmark in.
In this book Kit Finn is a successful interior decorator who has a fling with a stranger that she meets on a business/pleasure trip. She soon finds out that he isn't the man that she thought he was and finds herself pulled into a dangerous situation that results in murder. While this book wasn't always believable (there were just too many people involved who seemed to want to harm her), it was a really fun read! This is one of those books that keeps you reading just to see what is going to happen next. I really, really enjoyed the parts of the book that were about Kit's job as an interior decorator. It was fun to read about the different ideas that she had for some of her clients. This wasn't the focus of the book by any means but it really added to the overall reading experience for me.
Overall I found myself enjoying this one immensely. I feel like if you are looking for a summer thriller this would fit perfectly with that! It wasn't a perfect read by any means but for me it was the ease with which I got sucked into this book that made this a real winner. A page turning thriller is always a good thing! Easily recommended!
Bottom Line: A thriller that just begs for you to sit and read in one sitting!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of a TLC book blog tour from the publisher. Thoughts are my own!