*Thank you to the publisher and KCCPR for this gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Title: The Two Lila Bennetts
About the author: (credit to Goodreads)
Publish Date: July 23, 2019
Publisher: Lake Union, Amazon
What I Loved/Thought:
okay, I loved how clever Liz and Lisa were to take the idea of a parallel universe to lay out Lila’s life before her with two different ways her life could go.
Lila Bennett has made one bad decision after another, and her lies are catching up to her. As a criminal defense attorney, she sees one life where she’s taken hostage by a stranger that knows too much about her secrets and bad choices. In another life, she is being blackmailed by all the secrets of her past.
It’s a race to survival in this fast paced mystery! I flew through this book and it gave me all the ‘Maybe in Another Life’ vibes, which I loved.
3.75 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
About the Book:
“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before
Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.
In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.
Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.
“Intriguing…Chapters headed ‘captured’ and ‘free’ alternate, each describing a parallel reality…Along with two perfect endings, this satisfying thriller offers food for thought. Flawless pacing will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” —Publishers Weekly
“The Two Lila Bennetts is a thought-provoking thriller that will have you thinking about the choices you’ve made and how your life could change in an instant.” —POPSUGAR
“Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke create an imaginative and unpredictable story of modern life, the choices we make and their consequences. The Two Lila Bennetts is an excellent summer read.” —Authorlink
“The Two Lila Bennetts is heart-pounding action from start to finish. It’s Sliding Doors with a killer twist. I couldn’t put it down!” —Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author
“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read! The Two Lila Bennettscleverly weaves together two sides of one story in an engaging thrill ride that keeps readers on their toes—and turning pages. Thoroughly enjoyable!” —Wendy Walker, author of The Night Before