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Thanks to Valentine PR for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review
THE PERFECT RUIN – Shanora Williams (Released August 3rd, 2021)
A thrilling new novel of lies, deception, and revenge from the bestselling author, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Joshilyn Jackson! The glamour of Miami has a dark side in this twisting story where nothing is what it seems, as one wronged woman seeks to destroy the seemingly perfect life of one of the city’s most revered socialites.
A BookBub Top Thriller of Summer
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shanora Williams comes a tale of revenge served ice cold—and a warning to be careful what you scheme for . . .
A brutal tragedy ended Ivy Hill’s happy family and childhood. Now in her twenties and severely troubled, she barely has a life—or much to live for. Until the day she discovers the name of the woman who destroyed her world: Lola Maxwell—the mega-wealthy socialite with a heart, Miami’s beloved “first lady” of charity. Accomplished, gorgeous, and oh-so-caring, Lola has the best of everything—and doesn’t deserve any of it. So it’s only right that Ivy take it all away . . .
Little by little, Ivy infiltrates Lola’s elite circle, becomes her new best friend—and plays Lola’s envious acquaintances and hangers-on against her. But seducing Lola’s handsome, devoted surgeon husband turns into a passionate dream Ivy suddenly can’t control. And soon, an insidious someone will twist Ivy’s revenge into a nightmare of deception, secrets, and betrayal that Ivy may not wake up from . . .
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
This was my first book by Shanora Williams and it definitely won’t be my last. I’ll say right now, THE PERFECT RUIN is on par with the kind of drama you can come to expect from a Lifetime movie, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Still plenty of suspense and just enough being kept from us to keep you flipping those pages to see what’s going to happen next. Why is Ivy doing this to Lola? How far is she going to go with her scheme to get revenge? When does obsession go too far?
I don’t want to spoil anything with this book, but just know you’ll have to suspend some reality but this truly is a binge read. I loved the writing style and everything flowed so well. The characters were well-developed and at just over 300 pages you’ll be halfway through before you even realize it. Highly recommend and I’ll be looking forward to more from Williams!