Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Whitethorne by Nene Davies. (2018).

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Whitethorne by Nene Davies. (2018).

**3 out of 5 stars**

**Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative**

Catherine Whitethorne has emerald eyes, stands 5’7 in sheer black stockings with long, dark and thick shiny hair. She has the body of a goddess; iridescent as sunlight, seductive as a mermaid. She smiles brilliant white smiles and her perfect pink lips whisper breathless promises into willing, eager ears. Catherine is rich; she’s driven and successful, has a thriving business and a clever brain. But her heart is small, clenched and hard. She lives above the law, does not know love and cares only for herself. She steals husbands. Catherine Whitethorne always, always wins.

I mistakenly assumed from the synopsis that the book would be set from Catherine’s perspective but actually it is from a woman named Connie’s point of view; Connie suspects her husband is having an affair with Catherine. While I thought Connie was a bit naive at times, it’s easy to see why she was; who wouldn’t trust their beloved husband? I felt for her and couldn’t imagine the confusion of being in her situation. I did like her friend Pixie who seemed to be pretty clued on and also a supportive friend. I thought the storyline escalated a lot at the end, it became very intense very fast and I would have liked an epilogue just to end it all off with some closure for me. I think this could make a good beach holiday read.

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