Published by MIRA on May 24th 2022
First comes love. Then comes murder. Lucas Forester didn't hate his wife. Michelle was brilliant, sophisticated and beautiful. Sure, she had extravagant spending habits and that petty attitude, a total disregard for anyone below her status. But she also had a lot to offer. Most notably, wealth that only the one percent could comprehend.
For years, Lucas had been honing a flawless plan to inherit Michelle’s fortune. Unfortunately, it involved taking a hit out on her.
Every track was covered, no trace left behind, and now Lucas plays the grieving husband so well he deserves an award. But when a shocking photo and cryptic note show up on his doorstep, Lucas goes from hunter to prey.
Someone is onto him. And they’re closing in.
Told with dark wit and a sharply feminist sensibility, Never Coming Home is a terrifying tale of duplicity that will have you side-eyeing your spouse as you dash to the breathtaking end.
Do you enjoy books with characters you just love to hate? Me too! And that’s only one of the reasons why I have such high praise for NEVER COMING HOME.
Lucas Forester is just a guy who has done what he needed to in order to meet his goals. Taking the hit out on his wife, Michelle, was never personal. Sure, she had a few annoying characteristics but don’t we all? Lucas is not a man with no concience whatsoever. In fact, he feels quite badly about some of the collateral damage he’s created. He’s quite confident that he’s taken all necessary precautions to prevent himself from getting caught and is playing the role of greiving husband as well as any Oscar winner on record. His cockiness prevents him from being too disturbed about the fact that someone may be onto him. Until it becomes obvious that someone is definitely onto him. And that is where the fun begins!
Hannah Mary Mckinnon has written a very smart and witty suspense novel. Its 368 pages flew by. Though I’d guessed some of the plot, there were penty of twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I didn’t feel it detratced from my overall experience. Though I’d not read any of this author’s previous books, I would certainly do so and am looking forward to seeing what she’ll write next.
Many thanks to MIRA publishing for providing me with a complimetary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing, and is now the author of The Neighbors, Her Secret Son, Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute.