Skye has found love. She never thought it would be possible, especially with her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her knocking patterns and need to kiss clocks prevents her from living a “normal” life. But Burke sees her for who she is, OCD and all, and he accepts her.
They haven’t known each other for long, and they got engaged after a couple of months. They are planning to be married within a year of meeting, and Skye could not be happier.
However, in chapters which alternate viewpoints, we learn that Burke is actually already married.
We also see life from a young woman named Heather’s perspective – especially of her tragic upbringing, raising her younger brother as a teenager after her mother ODs and her father runs off. She is lucky enough to find a babysitting job working for a wealthy family with two children. The mother of the family, Libby, takes Heather under her wing and helps her set her life on track to get an education and get out of the town that has been holding her back. She even convinces her to break up with her ne’er-do-well boyfriend, Burke.
THAT’S RIGHT!!!! Burke and Heather were married!!! Are married!!!! And now he has a devious plot to take advantage of Skye’s loneliness and steal a large part of her substantial fortune. But why?!?! Does it have something to do with Heather’s tragic past? Or Burke’s criminal past?
In this novel, it’s often difficult to tell who the “bad guy” is. It also shows the lifelong consequences of seeking revenge and constantly searching for more.
I don’t love the ending…