Author: Natalie Barelli
Publication Date: November 27, 2020
“Thank you,” I say sweetly when she tells me I’m lucky to have such a beautiful family. But I want to tell her it’s not just luck. A family is like a fortress you have to defend all the time. You can’t relax because there’s always someone looking for a breach, always someone trying to get in. Someone just like her…
When I arrive unannounced at my husband’s studio in need of a shoulder to cry on after hearing that my best student, Alex, has died, I see a pair of wine glasses drying by the sink and my deepest fear is confirmed: my husband is having an affair.
Most women would fall to their knees in tears and throw him out of the house–but I just can’t bring myself to do it.
Instead, I go home and cook a healthy dinner for our children, walk the dog and unload the dishwasher without complaint. I will make him see that I’m still the woman he married; attractive, successful, the glue that holds our perfect family together. I need this marriage to work to protect a terrible secret of my own, something that would destroy everything I’ve already sacrificed so much for.
But when the police arrive at my door asking questions about Alex’s death that I can’t answer, and threatening text messages start appearing on my phone, I know that someone close has been watching me very carefully.
The truth is, there are three people in my marriage, but only one of them is deadly…
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will knock you sideways, perfect for anyone left hungry for more after The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Other Wife.
Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli is a great domestic thriller that will have you questioning everyone.
Anna’s student dies unexpectedly. The police are investigating whether it is a suicide or not. Anna is very upset so decides to go visit her husband, Luis, at his studio since he isn’t answering the phone. This visit causes Anna to wonder if Luis is cheating on her. They are happy, right? Who could Luis be having an affair with?
Anna starts to question everything and is suspicious of everything Luis does. She decides to try extra hard to make Luis happy. Anna is still worrying about Alex. What secrets are Anna keeping?
There are so many secrets and twists in Unfaithful. I really thought I knew where this book was heading and I was wrong. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. All of the characters are so complex. All the different aspects of Anna and Luis made this book very exciting.
Anna is a math professor that is always trying to make her family happy. I felt like I learned some about the mathematics community and being a professor from reading Unfaithful. Anna has a strained relationship with her parents and has very few friends. I questioned all of the characters during Unfaithful.
The plot of Unfaithful was crazy. I read a lot of thrillers, so I figure out a lot of them. There were some things I suspected. I quickly forgot about my theories because there were so many twists that I just couldn’t figure out what would happen next.
I highly recommend Unfaithful to domestic thriller fans.
Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for Unfaithful.
About the Author
Natalie Barelli can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a psychological thriller. When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Natalie loves cooking, enjoys riding her Vespa around town and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer. She lives in Australia, with her family.