Love Lies Beneath
by Ellen Hopkins
publisher: Atria Books
to be published July 21, 2015
source: publisher and NetGalley
reflections: Have you ever been so peeved or insulted or hurt that you start plotting revenge? If so, meet Tara.
summary: Tara, our narrator in Love Lies Beneath, has been widowed once and divorced twice. On a ski trip in Tahoe, she injures her knee and meets a doctor. They begin a love affair. She receives threatening texts from "Private." Should she trust the doctor? Should he trust her?
perspective: A wonderful read! There are several ominous thoughts on revenge that Tara has. Here's a few:
- Her sister asks "Do you ever think about revenge?" "Only when it's useful. And then I do more than just think about it."
- I do have triggers, and once in awhile revenge just feels good.
- As soon as I know for sure who "Private" is, I'll take care of the problem myself.
- Revenge. The word slices, bayonet-edged.
- I don't trust easily and, relative or not, once you chew a hole in that thin veneer, I will write you off completely. Punch one, I'm liable to retaliate.
If this were a movie, spooky music would play throughout. You know something bad is going to happen. To whom and how? Oh the suspense!
FYI: lots of erotic sex in the book.