My Tuesday Thriller this week is the absolutely gripping psychological thriller, The Webs We Weave by Michelle Morgan. Michelle is more well-known for her non-fiction work but I think this book is going to be riding up the charts.
Could you ever be friends with the woman who stole your husband?
That is the question facing Jenny, when Helena appears at her door.
Five years ago, Craig abandoned Jenny and moved in with Helena. Now it seems Craig has moved onto a younger woman. Helena pleads with Jenny to help find out who the mystery woman is.
Jenny’s friend Kate, and adult daughter Rebecca, warn her not to become involved. But Jenny can’t resist…
This might just be the opportunity she has been looking for. It’s not very often the chance for revenge comes knocking. But does Jenny really know what she’s getting into and is Helena really the person she appears to be?
Helena disappears into the hall, and then up to the first floor. I use the time to imagine what it must have been like when Craig lived here, such a short time ago. Did he sit on this sofa and read his car magazines, like he used to do in our house? Did he make her cups of tea and massage her feet? This room is full of memories of him, and yet I can’t imagine him living here. The décor, the furniture, the artwork – even the thick smell of blossom air freshener – none of them say Craig to me. I bet he never felt comfortable in this house – or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
I gaze into the hall and my eyes fall onto an item that transports me straight back to 2014. It’s a yellow hooded jacket; the same one Helena wore when she turned up on my doorstep, and persuaded my husband to leave me on our twentieth anniversary. My chest contracts and all the past agony hits me once again. How could she do that to a human being? To another woman? I’ve been through it in my head, time after time and I’m still no closer to knowing how she could be so cruel.
I tiptoe over to the coat hook and feel the material. It is cheap and itchy. There are huge blue buttons running down the front, and a zipped pocket on either side. It’s weird to imagine that this coat was witness to such a catastrophic occasion in my life. I wonder what else it was witness to.
Before I can stop myself, I reach for the top button, and yank it as hard as I can. It comes off and leaves a thick, yellow thread behind. I shove the button into my pocket and dart back to the living room. I doubt Helena will ever be able to find an exact replacement. What a shame. What a bloody shame.
As I sit on the sofa, fingering the button and waiting for Helena to come back downstairs, I make the decision to help investigate Craig and Anna’s relationship. Not out of sympathy, not out of helpfulness, and not in any kind of caring capacity. No. I decide to help Helena Love because I want to, and because by keeping her close to me, I can play with her life in ways she can’t even begin to imagine.
This will be fun.
If the blurb and extract has got you hooked, you can purchase the book here:
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Michelle Morgan is the author of many non-fiction books, including the bestselling, ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed,’ and ‘The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones.’ ‘The Webs We Weave’ is her first novel, but certainly not her last. Michelle lives in Northamptonshire, England, and when she isn’t writing, can be found reading psychological thrillers and watching reruns of Sex and the City.
Michelle can be found on social media:
FaceBook: The Official Michelle Morgan Author Page
Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your book, Michelle. Wishing you many sales.
Published by Bookouture on 23rd November. Now on preorder: Amazon: https://geni.us/B08GKRRPWHCover