Duplicity by Sibel Hodge


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There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…

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 his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.


I’ve got me a case of whiplash from all the twists and turns in 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 investigated, interspersed with chapters from another POV, however who it is is not clear. I have to say, some of the ideas here, while highly suspenseful, are a bit far fetched. But once again, if you just suspend disbelief a tiny bit, you’re in for one crazy roller coaster ride. I’m looking forward to picking up this author’s other book – if it’s half as twisty as this one, I’ll be a happy camper.

Trigger warning: there are some scenes with animal abuse which are extremely difficult to read. I personally had to skim over them.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4/5 stars.


  1. Annie · April 18, 2017

    This was such a fun book, a truly compulsive read and I had a great time reading it! Twisty and smart 😀


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