AnnAlysis: Binds that Tie

binds that tieFrom Goodreads:
Love ties. Murder binds.

Maggie never felt as though she belonged until Chris Stevens showed her what true happiness meant. Ten years into their marriage, miscarriages and infidelities have scarred them both. Despite their perfect-couple image, Maggie can’t look at Chris with anything but resentment. When a charismatic stranger offers the opportunity for a little harmless flirtation, she jumps into the game.

But charm soon turns to malice, and a deadly split-second decision forces Maggie and Chris onto a dangerous path fraught with secrets, lies, and guilt. With no one else to turn to—no one she dares trust—Maggie will ultimately learn just how binding marital ties can be.

My Thoughts:
Yowza! This is the second book by Kate Moretti that I’ve read and while I love them, they give me an intense sense of anxiety. But I promise that’s a good thing… and par for the course for me!

Moretti has this special talent for writing mysteries and weaving them into unbelievably  dysfunctional and strained relationships that appear to be peachy keen on the outside. When you read these books, you really get to thinking. What would you do in these situations? It’s books like these that really give you perspective on life and relationships, even if it is fiction.

When it comes to the characters in this book, you have a love-hate relationship for them. And I mean all of them. From Maggie and Chris, to the in-laws, the cops and the judge. It is amazing to feel such support at times, and others want to wring the character’s neck.

This book tells the story partially through Maggie’s perspective, and partially through Chris’ perspective. There are times when we go back in the past to get insight on relationships, history and the characters.

I absolutely love Moretti’s style and give Binds that Tie 5 out of 5 bookmarks.

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Released: March 2014

Other books I’ve read by Moretti:
Thought I Knew You

Tune in tomorrow for a Q&A with Kate I’m very excited to share!

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