Friday, December 8, 2023

A Fatal Affair by A.R. Torre

Title: A Fatal Affair 
Author: A.R. Torre
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: June 20, 2023

Stars. Lovers. Liars. Killers. This is Hollywood, and everyone has a part to play in a shocking novel of suspense by New York Times bestselling author A. R. Torre.

Actress Nora Kemp loves two men. One is Hugh Iverson, a philanthropic movie star who gives Nora security and respectability. The other is Hugh’s twin brother, Trent, a Hollywood bad boy who brings out Nora’s wild side. When Trent and an unidentified woman are found dead on the Iversons’ Beverly Hills property, more than Nora’s and Hugh’s reputations are at stake.

An investigation suggests murder-suicide. But there’s more to the crime than first meets the eye: suspicions of a serial killer with a bizarre motive, Hugh’s unnerved and cautious staff, and a missing mother and son. As two LA detectives sift through the deceptions of the innocent and the guilty—some living and some dead—solving the case becomes a cunning cat-and-mouse game.

Because in a city of illusions, the truth—no matter how dangerous—is so easy to hide.

I was completely immersed in this Hollywood thriller!

A murder has been committed at the mansion of Hugh Iverson, the most famous actor who is engaged to the most beautiful actress, Nora Kemp. 

A woman has been murdered on Hugh's property and the culprit of the murder-suicide seems to be none other than Hugh's twin brother, Trent, Hollywood's known bad boy. 

Many questions pile up. Who is the woman? Why was the woman there? Why did Trent kill her? What was the woman hiding?

The story is told from several points of view, including The Husband, one of the detectives investigating the case,  the Mom (murdered woman), the Kid (child of the deceased woman), Nora (The Leading Lady), the Accomplice, and the Leading Man. 

I remember when this book came out some of my book friends didn't love it. Maybe because I went in with low expectations, I found myself enjoying this book so much.  I couldn't put it away! 

In regards to the characters, I liked the Detective the most. I wish I could see her in another story, I really like her. 

Overall, yes, It was easy to guess the outcome and the murder but the ride was a good one. 

Alessandra's work is always a hit with this reviewer. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Thomas & Mercer via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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