This is the first Lisa Unger book I read/listened to, and it was quite addictive! Who doesn't love a story that starts out on a train? Selena Murphy is a working wife and mother. She has two boys and a handsome, though recently unemployed husband. She also has the world's best nanny, Geneva. That is... until she moved the nanny cam and caught Geneva and her husband in a compromising position. Multiple positions! And she has caught them at it, more than once, while checking in from work.
Wondering how to tackle this situation, she misses her train and catches a later one. The 7:45. Looking for a seat, she sees an empty one next to a beautiful woman. The train has some issues which delays their departure and Selena finds herself chatting with the woman who introduces herself as Martha. After a while, Martha produces some mini bottles of vodka, and after a couple, Martha confesses some of her troubles. She's been sleeping with her boss. Selena finds herself confiding her problems to Martha, in turn. "Wouldn't it be nice if your problems could just go away?" Martha asks.
Once the train starts moving again and eventually the women reach their destinations and depart, Selena never expects to see or hear from Martha again. She finds herself wondering about Martha's seemingly innocent question. When the question becomes a reality, suddenly Selena's perfect life begins to crack open in ways she never expected. And what of Martha? Will we find out more about this mystery woman and her affair with her boss? You'll have to grab a copy (or download one!) of this super twisty, super suspenseful and surprising tale! I didn't want it to end, it was THAT good! With hints of Patricia Highsmith's (and Hitchcock's) Strangers on a Train, but with a spin all its own, this is one I highly recommend. And if you're busy and don't have a lot of reading time, don't let that stop you! Hoopla is a great source of audiobooks!