Review: Duplicity


Book Title: Duplicity
Author: Sibel Hodge
Series: None
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction

Date Read: 11/15/16
Pub Date: 12/27/16


There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?

The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

Once again, Sibel Hodge has proven that she is worthy of hanging with the big dogs. Her writing is so versatile that she has me hooked with each book I read, even though they are each a bit different in sub-genre classification. While her last book I read, Untouchable, skimmed the brink of becoming horror fiction, Duplicity was more along the lines of a traditional psychological thriller. I love how easy it is to throw myself into one of her stories; I read this entire book in a single sitting while the girls were at school today. Clearly I made the right choice, as the laundry and cleaning is still waiting for me and hasn’t gone anywhere! 🙂

Please don’t go looking for spoilers amongst early reviews of this book; as typically is the case with her stories it is much better going in as blind as possible. Nothing is as it seems, yet everything comes together at the end for a WTH DID I JUST READ moment. Ms. Hodge clearly has a knack for writing about tough subjects while simultaneously doing so with respect and elegance that produces a glimmer of hope among her dark and demented characters. This is one of those stories I adore where you cannot trust a soul; everyone has a dark spot and it’s up to you to uncover it along the way.

If you like a full speed, high octane thriller that is as beautiful as it is tense, this is for you. Sibel has a growing following with each book she produces and it’s easy to see why. Go ahead and carve out a day with nothing planned so that you don’t have to put this book down; it would be a shame to have to cancel plans due to being glued to your seat. Well done Ms. Hodge and I am anxiously awaiting your next story. Psst. This would make a great LAST MINUTE Christmas gift for the thriller lover in your family! 

*Many thanks to the publisher and author for providing my copy via NetGalley; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review in return. 

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