Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?
The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had ...more
Hodge turns everything you think you know upside down and shakes it about like a snow globe. Then as if this isn't enough - she takes the plot and turns it inside out for good measure . I am still reeling from this read. I am excited about this author.
If you haven't yet read any of Hodge's novels, you need to start. And if you start with this one, just re ...more
Sibel Hodge is a new author to me. After I finished this book I had to
look to see what other books she has written because this book was so good. I can't wait to read the book Look Behind You. It will be a Christmas present to myself.
Starting out reading the book it detailed the perfect world of Alissa and Max. Alissa is a barbie doll and lives the life like a princess. Her and Max live the life as a fairy tale. They are both in love with each other and are so happy. They get ...more
A well written thriller with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.
I enjoyed my first novel by Sibelius Hodge as it was an easy and yet engaging read.
"Max and Alissa have the perfect life, newlywed, in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?
A suspenseful thriller with interesting and complex characters and a plot full of twists and turns to keep the reader engag ...more
It begins with alternating two stories....a struggle within an abusive family with a nasty father figure and inattentive mother...."Give me an animal over a human any day"...and a multi-layered (you're not going to believe where this takes you) procedural murder-mystery to solve that drew me in with a variety of interesting characters and a plot that...more
When Alissa Burbeck’s millionaire husband of one month, Max, is murdered in his home office, no one views his new wife as a suspect—Alissa’s not only model beautiful, sweet as can be, and extremely in love with her husband; she wouldn’t have hurt a fly. Everything about Max’s supposed murderer comes together too neatly. Blinded by Alissa’s beauty, the police overlook all that doesn’t add up. The only one who believes that there is more to the story of Max’s murder is DS ...more
“An intruder broke into a house and stabbed one of the occupants to death.”
The deceased is the owner of the house, ...more
"They were trapped. They were scared. They were in pain. Just like me."
Alissa and Max seem to have found perfection in one another. They are married with the backdrop of the shores of an Australian beach and a blissful honeymoon. Upon arriving back in the UK, they hold a small reception for friends at Max's palacial home. Life just seems to be opening a m ...more
Max & Alissa Burbeck were a perfect couple sort of like a Ken & Barbie Alissa was beautiful was writing her first novel & was married to a perfect man, virtually had the perfect life until Max ...more
Thank you to Netgalley, Thomas & Mercer, and the author Sibel Hodge, for the copy of this book.
I can't say I've met such a twisty thriller since I read I Let You Go. High, high praise as that book threw me completely. There is something so grand as a thriller reader to think you're headed in one direction and then...BAM, everything you thought was true was WRONG. It's like, in your face, reader! Gotcha!
Don't want to get too spoilery, so I'll stay away from plot points. Basically, we have a murder that's being invest ...more
From the outside, Max and Alissa seem to have the perfect marriage. They should. They're filthy rich and have only been married for two months... But everything is not always as it seems. Or is it?
Duplicity is a clever and well-paced story of murder and mayhem. I was kept in suspense from the very first page where we are introduced to The Other One. At first, all we know about the other one is that he/she is obviously a psychopath, a (favorite and) neces ...more
Apparently there is a course in interviewing @ the police college that teaches how to bully innocent suspects into confessing by disguising abusive accusations as questions. In Duplicity the oafish Acting Detective Inspector Richard Wilmott obviously mastered that module: he specialises in transformational grammar ...more
She is an author that you sit patiently awaiting her next book.
No matter what, you just know you are in for a great time.
This would make for an awesome movie.
It's told from two different angles from the heading of the chapter.
When I saw The One heading on the chapters it was engrossing to get into the head of the person whose thoughts, life and viewpoints you were reading. Chilling and dark.
Alissa and Max Burbeck have a perfect fairytale marriage. The newlyweds are madly in love with each other and after their honeymoon hold a reception for a few of their friends. But Alissa’s happiness does not last too long as soon after Max is killed in his home office and Alissa barely escapes the intruder wi ...more
This is a very clever,masterfully plotted story centred around the murder of rich developer, Max B. Recently married to Alissa,they seemed to live an ideal life,so the motive for this senseless act mystifies police.
DS Carter,tasked with solving the case,has his own theories that unfortunately prove unpopular with his Senior Investigating Officer,thus seeing them soon at loggerheads.
But,all is not as it first appears!
Privy to the different voices in this story,an intricate web of d ...more
It’s so hard to say to much about this novel without giving to much away, so will try my best.
When Max is murdered, I felt really sorry for Alissa. Recently married and widowed weeks after is something that shouldn’t happen to anyone. Trying to work out why Max was targeted makes hard work for the police as there is quite a few avenues to go down and investigate.
DS Carter in particular has even more of an interest in this case. He is slightly so ...more
It's most definitely one of those thrillers you should go into blind. It's too easy to give something away to any potential readers and thus spoiling the experience. Believe me though, this is a hell of a twisty story.
The basic premise is Max and Alissa have the life most people can only dream about. De ...more
“Love is both a blessing and a curse. Love could destroy you. If you let it. But maybe the biggest curse was not losing your love, but never being loved at all by the one who stole your heart.”
The book definitely lives up, to its title name:
Du·plic·i·ty: “Deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as ...more
Is there anything more exciting than discovering a new to you author that you really enjoy? Not to me there isn’t! Immediately after I finished Duplicity I rushed to Goodreads to see if Hodge had any other books and I was so thrilled to see she has others with outstanding ratings from some of my most trusted friends. Now to find the time to actually read them…
I was hooked by this one right away, there are two viewpoints, the Detective and the ...more
Newleyweds Max and Alissa live a happy life together, until one night Max is murdered and Alissa narrowly escapes. Duplicity switches point of views between "The Other One" and "The Detective" as the search for Max's killer begins. It's not uncovered until later in the story how the two relate to each other. There are a number of characters who have motive to kill Max, and it's up to Detective Inspector Warren Cart ...more
It was a psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns. There were a few that had me rereading to make sure I read it right! It was fast paced with an alternating POV. Worth the time to read!
Max and Alyssa are newlyweds, when just a month after their wedding, someone kills Max in their home. Alyssa escapes by way of the bathroom window and runs to her neighbor's house nekkid and afraid.
Intertwined with Max and Alyssa's plot is a story about the "other one." A girl who has grown up on a farm with an abusive father and a submissive mother.
A little bit of cringe.
If animal abuse is a ...more
Oh. My. Word. This was a great psychological thriller (with elements of being a police procedural) and it blew my socks off. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I loved the alternating chapters between the current situation, being Max's murder and the chapters dealing with "The Other One", an unnamed child who's suffering incredible abuse and living a horrible life. I knew that the chapters must relate to each other somehow but this really di ...more
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Sibel Hodge is the author of the #1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.
Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the H ...more