The Two Lila Bennetts

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Lake Union, $14.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-5420-9371-2
In this intriguing thriller from Fenton and Steinke (The Good Widow), a need to win drives L.A. defense attorney Lila Bennett in every aspect of her life. After celebrating another courtroom victory—getting a dubious client off for the murder of his wife—she engages in some rare soul searching: “Tonight I feel... like my life could split in two—the choices laid at my feet leading me on completely different paths.” From this point on, chapters headed captured and free alternate, each describing a parallel reality. In the former, Lila is abducted and finds herself on a cold cement floor, blindfolded, her wrists and ankles bound. A masked stranger torments and taunts her. In the latter, she escapes an attempt to capture her. However, in both versions someone is systematically destroying her carefully constructed life and forcing her to examine the choices she has made. Along with two perfect endings, this satisfying thriller offers food for thought. Flawless pacing will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, Book Group. (July)
Reviewed on : 04/17/2019
Release date: 07/01/2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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