Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Book Review: The Trap

By Sara Steven

Callie Devereux has it all – a successful career, a beautiful home and an attentive, loving partner. Until one day, she wakes up to discover that the man she thought she loved has taken everything from her, leaving her penniless. Desperate to get answers, Callie goes after the man she once trusted and discovers a world built on secrets and lies...

Jack Carlisle has never heard of the man Callie Devereaux claims to have once loved, but he has a good idea who it is – his business partner and old friend, Logan Armitage. Jack can’t believe Logan would steal, but as he helps Callie to find his old friend, Jack discovers money missing too…

But with Logan missing without trace, there is only option left to catch this thief – to set a trap. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

This is my first trip into an Evie Hunter read, and it won’t be my last! I really enjoy mysteries and thrillers, particularly the kind that can bring in a little romance into the mix, and Callie’s experience checked all of those boxes. There are a lot of little secret nuances to Mike, the man she’s recently fallen for, and even though her gut is telling her to be wary, it’s hard not to get sucked into his charm and personality. But as the synopsis indicates, she discovers that he’s completely scammed her, which leads her to Jack.

Jack and Logan have a long history together–his family used to work for Logan’s family, and he always assumed that they were tight, like brothers. It makes it hard at first to believe in what Callie is telling him, considering the amount of trust Jack has for his best friend. Only, there is a lot more going on behind the scenes, and the fact that Logan wasn’t completely honest with Callie about his own background–starting with an assumed identity–propels them both on a path to discovery. They get a lot more than they bargained for though, not only with Logan, but with the kind of relationship that forms between Jack and Callie.

Told from three different perspectives–Callie’s, Jack’s and Logan’s–The Trap was the classic thriller, and even though we already know whodunnit, it’s what comes after that is the most exciting. How will Callie and Jack combine forces to take Logan down? And how deep down the rabbit hole will Logan’s indiscretions go? All of it is telling, leading to a pretty crazy climax that I didn’t see coming. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and Callie gets that in abundance with her initial experiences with Logan. But how she handles it was the best revenge, a read worthy of five stars!

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase Links:
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Evie Hunter has written a great many successful regency romances as Wendy Soliman and is now redirecting her talents to produce dark gritty thrillers for Boldwood. For the past twenty years she has lived the life of a nomad, roaming the world on interesting forms of transport, but has now settled back in the UK.

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