A Tangled Affair
by Anne C. Scardino
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 8 Mar 2022
Amplify Publishing Group, Subplot Publishing
Clair Bondi makes the painful decision to divorce the only man she ever loved—Vince Bondi, her husband of twenty-five years. But Clair never gets the chance to tell Vince she is leaving him, because he is found fatally shot in his Porsche one night when driving home from his weekly tennis game. Haunted by his death, Clair is determined to help the Philadelphia police find the killer. Vince’s secret life, including an account in Turks and Caicos, forces Clair to realize that he wasn’t the man she thought he was. No longer the “good wife,” Clair’s strength and resilience take her from her darkest moment to a life unimagined—one with true love and purpose.
“Full of twists…Scardino’s writing is straightforward and conversational…a woman untangles the secrets of her marriage while discovering her true self." —Kirkus Reviews
"Come for the mystery, stay for the lovable everywoman that is Clair Bondi. You’ll root for her, cry with her, laugh with her . . . and be reminded that sometimes the worst things in life lead to the most unlikely new beginnings.” —LEIGH HIMES, author of The One That Got Away
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Average rating from 40 members
I’m more of a cozy/mystery lover and figured I’d five this one a read. WOW! I wasn’t expecting to be so good! I couldn’t put it down once I got into it. Cheating, divorce, murder, family, love, romance, you name it, this book has it and then some! I found my self rooting for Claire and her achievements, feeling grief for her grief, and excitement for her new start. I highly recommend this book!
Great book! Did struggle to get into it at first but I perseverired because the description was right up my street, so glad I did! Really enjoyed this, lots of little things I was so not expecting! Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to read! Can't wait to see more from this author!
Synopsis: When Clair struggles to connect with her husband who is always working and making excuses for being gone a lot she decides that it is finally time for a divorce. But Clair never gets the Chance because he is murdered one night on his way supposedly to their home. Clair learns that she might not really know that much about her husband and what all he is involved in. She also learns that people are not always who they think you are.
Thought: I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down and had me wondering what was going to happen next. Up until the very end of the book I was intrigued. The author did a great job connecting you to the characters and really made you feel for Clair and everything she was going through. It also talked about some difficult things that only made me love Clair and her family even more. This was my first book to read from Anne C. Scardino and I cant wait to read more.
Wow, this is a superbly well written book, you won’t want to miss reading this one!
I loved the storyline, the issues were sensitively explored and portrayed in a realistic caring manner.
The main character Claire has all of her emotions on display, she’d lived in a loveless marriage, constantly seeking Vince’s acceptance and affection. Vince has affairs and doesn’t seem to acknowledge Claire’s emotions at all, he also keeps secrets about their finances.
Claire’s happy place is her beloved beach house at Turks & Caicos, it’s here that she rebuilds her life, finds purpose and lets Leon into her life. Claire tries to save her daughters from the negativity, eventually they all come together to live their best lives and find happiness!
The writing style, relatable characters and also the feel of close family and friendships, make this very special book a fantastic summer read!
Sincere thanks to the publisher, NetGalley and the wonderfully talented Anne C Scardino for this fabulous book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I really enjoyed this fast-paced mystery of a strong woman, Clair Bondi, who learns that after twenty-five years of marriage, her husband is cheating on her, again. Before she can ask for a divorce, he is murdered. She has no idea of the depths of his deceit, but gradually learns that he has almost bankrupted them except for the money he has hidden. She tries to shield their daughters from his other life, but eventually all will come out as she works with the police, their company and the banks to help find the killer. Twists and turns abound, but they happen so fast that you aren’t kept in suspense for very long before the next revelation. I love a story about a smart woman who forges ahead despite the pain to work towards recovery and maybe a second chance at love? Loved it! I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)