In her late 30’s, college writing professor Kate feels like her best days are behind her. After publishing a successful novel, her follow up was a dud. Her husband left her for a woman who was barely legal. Kate feels like she’s fading away, and living a monotonous life, until she meets Sam.
Sam is Kate’s star student. With a knack for dark and twisted stories, his talent ambition is something Kate is drawn to – she wants Sam’s genius to be recognized, and wants nothing more than to help him be successful. Little does she know, he’s known her long before she met him. He’s been watching her, biding his time until he could worm his way into her life.
As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a game of attraction, desire, lies, and obsession. How far will Sam’s obsession go, and how much will Kate risk for him?
Alice and Kat are the best of friends, even despite their differences – Alice is a struggling stay at home mom, and Kat is an extremely wealthy socialite. Alice thinks nothing can shake their friendship, until one night when Kat’s husband Howard falls to his death from the second floor balcony of the home he shares with Kat.
Howard was an alcoholic, and all around jerk. Alice has never been a fan of his, especially when Kat confides in her regarding their marital problems, so she’s not devastated to hear that he drunkenly fell off of a balcony. What initially looks like an open and shut case quickly turns south when a witness claims they saw Howard pushed off of the balcony. Investigators soon start looking at Alice, and Kat has done dark – no calls, no texts, and Kat’s family tells Alice to stay away. What really happened to Howard, and who was behind it all?
When a gorgeous couple walks into the coffee shop that Izzy works in, she can’t stop thinking about how perfect they seem. Thoughts of the couple consume Izzy to the point where she begins to stalk the wife, Josie, on social media in order to analyze every aspect of her life. Izzy is so captivated with Josie and Grant that she’ll do anything to insert herself into their lives.
Told in alternating perspectives between Izzy and Josie, The Social Affair is a dark, twisty, psychological thriller that delves into the darkest aspects of marriage and obsession.
A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Today I’m delighted to bring you a chapter reveal from Minka Kent’s upcoming thriller, The Perfect Roommate! Check out the first chapter below!
Agoraphobia is an intense fear and anxiety of being in places where it is hard to escape, or where help might not be available. Agoraphobia usually involves fear of crowds, bridges, or of being outside alone.
Extreme agoraphobic Anna hasn’t left her house in months. Instead, she lives alone popping pills like candy, drinking bottles of wine…and watching her neighbors. She knows their names, who is cheating on who, and their daily routines. When a new family moves in across the street, Anna becomes fixated on this mysterious new family. When she meets the son, Ethan, she forms a mental attachment to them, especially after meeting and befriending the wife, Jane.
When Anna hears a scream and then sees Jane stabbed and bloody, she immediately calls the police. When the police think she’s a drunk that’s making things up for attention, and everyone denies that anything happened, Anna starts to wonder whether or not she can trust herself…
Now that the new year has arrived, it’s time for me to set some goals!