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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

REVIEW: Killing the Unicorn by Lizella Prescott @LizellaPrescott

Killing the Unicorn
by Lizella Prescott

Thanks so much to the author for this review copy!
See what I thought of this crazy domestic thriller - spoiler, I loved it!

Publisher:  Hungry Lizard Press
Publish Date:  August 20, 2018
Kindle Edition
Genre:  Domestic Thriller

He was the father of my adorable, two-year-old twins, and he still wanted me, with all my lumps and flaws. I should have melted into him. I should have longed to be vulnerable and intimate and seen.

And yet I felt nothing but a bone-deep exhaustion...


Since having twin daughters, Helen has lost her waistline, her libido, and her edge. Mann, her wealthy, high-flying husband, has tried to be patient. But he needs more than she can give. A lot more.

When he asks to open their marriage, Helen agrees. She would rather bend than risk a high-stakes divorce.


When Mann connects with Julia, Helen is relieved. At first. She likes Julia, a gentle woman with a tragic past. But her husband is moving fast. Too fast. And a series of odd events unnerves Helen and makes her wonder if Julia is lying about her past...or worse.

As Mann falls deeper into love, Helen becomes obsessed with Julia even as she questions herself. To protect her children and her sanity, Helen must discover the truth: is Julia a danger to her family, or is she?

My Review:

Polyamorous and open marriages are more common these days.  I've always known I wasn't good at sharing, and after this book... well, yeah, I'm even more certain now!  How far would you go to make your husband happy?  And why is it that the woman always feels the need to compromise herself to do so?

When first approached about this book, I was extremely curious about the open marriage part of it.  Then I thought, how is it going to be a whole lot different than most psychological thrillers except that now the wife knows about the other women?  Well, Lizella brings you the crazy!  Just when I think I know what's going on, she smoothly brings in a part I did not expect and I DO like to be surprised!

Once the crazy came, then it somersaulted into more crazy and I loved it!  I even laughed at certain moments (with the characters, not at them) and barreled through this story in one sitting.  There are moments in here with dealing with children, home life, work life and just the pressure of it all.  How kids change a marriage.  How everyone has an agenda. And omg, I think I needed a glass of wine and a Xanax when it came down to the end of it all!  (You'll know what I mean when you read this, and you should!)

Women, if you're hesitant about a huge life decision such as bringing another person into your marriage, then listen to your gut feeling!  Toward the end I felt it did go a little bit too far and made things a bit convoluted.  However, it didn't take away from the entertainment value of the book.

Absolute surprise of a domestic thriller for me - a different take and perfect for those who need a binge read!


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