THE FAVOR by NORA MURPHY

A gripping debut domestic suspense novel, The Favor explores with compassion and depth what can happen when women pushed to the limit take matters into their own hands.

Leah and McKenna have never met, though they have parallel lives. They are both accomplished in their fields and have married men who are abusive. Leah, a lawyer, and McKennna, a pediatrician. The only thing they have in common is the liquor store.

If you have seen or read Strangers on a train, you are up to date. Only with women. Educated women with their own resources but relegated to the house by their abusers. They could just drive away, but they don’t.

The first portion was interesting and the rest was not. Predictable would be a good word. The wife letting herself go because her husband is tracking her every movement. Not going to the police because no one would believe them.

It felt like so many other books in the same genre.

NetGalley/May 31st, 2022 by Minotaur Books

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