Wealthy Charlie and Chloe have invited Charlie’s cousin Matthew, a struggling chef, to stay with them in their luxurious home for the summer. Matthew stays in the guest cottage and dreams of perhaps one day living there as caretaker of the home. He steps in as chef for the three of them and cooks enticing meals and they spend their days lounging by the pool or playing Scrabble. But tensions, suspicions and jealousy slowly escalate and the cracks in their relationship begin to appear.
Saying anything more plot wise would go into spoiler territory. As for the writing, there were a few things that weren’t really credible and I kept thinking “Why doesn’t he just…?” But I had such a good time with this book and the world around me was completely lost the whole time I read. It certainly kept me riveted to the pages enjoying the whole experience. I was sure it was taking me in one direction when it never did so I was kept in suspense as to what would happen. The author has created a chilling, sinister, erotic atmosphere that was very entertaining. He truly knows how to tell a story and I’ll be checking out his other books soon. Highly recommended.
This book was given to me by the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.