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Release Date:  22nd November 2018 / Publisher:  No Exit Press


One night. One date. What have you got to lose?

Jack Harper isn’t a bad man, but he’s stuck in a loveless marriage with a mediocre job just trying to keep sober. The only good thing in his life is his son. When an old college friend introduces him to a new extramarital dating website, he tentatively reaches out to find a distraction from his misery. But when he goes to meet up with his steamy online date, he quickly realises it was a dire choice. Soon, Jack finds himself desperately trying to prove his innocence for crimes he did not commit, and the life he once had – unhappy as it was – is nothing but a dream. Now, he’s living his worst nightmare. . .

Gripping and packed with shocking twists and turns, this intense psychological thriller plays with a basic anxiety we all harbour: What if one reckless decision could ruin your life forever?

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My Review

Honoured to be closing the blog tour for this book!  This was my first book by this author.  The blurb sounded so good that how could I not want to read it!  A story teaching the lesson that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  Jack Harper is in a loveless marriage and a boring job.  He’s not the best husband, father or employee but he tries his best.  When he is introduced to an extra-marital dating agency by an old friend, he thinks by adding a little ‘excitement’ into his life things would feel better.  After meeting his online date, things become anything but exciting when he finds his life in ruins and being accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Poor Jack Harper!  He certainly wouldn’t be the first married man who wants to spice up his life and I very much doubt he’ll be the last!  I really liked his character though and felt quite sorry for him!  He obviously loves his son and it’s this that keeps him going as his marriage is obviously dead in the water.  Even so, when Jack begins to make arrangements to meet his ‘date’, I just wanted to hide behind my hands, close the book or throw it in the bin – anything so I didn’t have to see Jack making the biggest mistake of his life!  Whilst I knew from the blurb things were going to go from bad to worse, it doesn’t give you any idea how and OMG, it’s honestly couldn’t get any worse than what happened!!

This book had me biting my nails in anticipation of what would happen next!  It’s a very up to date thriller with so many online dating agencies around now for every little ‘diversion’ that may tickle your fancy, but I have to admit I haven’t read a book that included one for a very long time!  It was a terrific fast paced read with plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked on a very original story!  Deliciously dark and dangerous, if you’re ever tempted into signing up for an online dating agency read this book first!

The Author

Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. Many of his books are in development for film and TV. Starr’s bestselling crime novels include Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck and Twisted City, followed by Lights Out, The Follower, Panic Attack, Savage Lane and his latest novel, Too Far. He is one of only a handful of authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction multiple times. He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

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