The Wrong Mr. Flynn

The Wrong Mr. FlynnThe Wrong Mr. Flynn by Gráinne Farrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A well-crafted contemporary thriller...

Irish author Gráinne Farrell weaves a very engaging contemporary mystery thriller. With intriguing twists and turns, it easily had me interested from the opening chapter. The author paints an atmospheric, suspenseful mystery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that had me engaged from the first page to the last.

To summarize the synopsis: Sarah Flynn had long since come to terms with the fact that she had to guard her two sons while she continued to be abused by her husband Tom. Dean and Charlie, her thirteen-year-old twin boys, are the only joy in her life. But when her husband Tom's actions start to change, she realizes that not only is her life in danger but also the future of her boys. After devising a cunning plan, Sarah is thrilled when she is able to carry out the first part of it and enjoys a rare but wonderful taste of happiness. Putting the second part into practice is more difficult, but with Gary's assistance, she is determined to seize her newly-found freedom. After learning about Justine, Tom's mistress, Gary harbors nothing but resentment for her. But only Sarah could understand how cold and cunning her husband really is, and how he thinks his mistress is a colluding accomplice. Tom will do whatever it takes to win his wife back, but he appears unconcerned to those around him. Now that Sarah has emerged from the ashes, confident and unrecognizably changed, he realizes he must now produce a strategy of his own. Tom likes to believe he is always ahead of the game because he is constantly planning and scheming. The four of them are forced to interact in a lethal encounter as tensions are at an all-time high and emotions are at their breaking point…

I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. It is a thriller that maintains a taut, compelling hold from start to finish. It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class mystery thriller with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller, and suspense will want it! Very highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me.

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