Newleyweds Max and Alissa live a happy life together, until one night Max is murdered and Alissa narrowly escapes. Duplicity switches point of views between “The Other One” and “The Detective” as the search for Max’s killer begins. It’s not uncovered until later in the story how the two relate to each other. There are a number of characters who have motive to kill Max, and it’s up to Detective Inspector Warren Carter to figure out who killed him and why.
Duplicity was my first book by Sibel Hodge, and I loved it! The pace was really quick, and I found myself engrossed in the story from the first chapter. I love when a book jumps right into the action! What I loved about this book was that there were so many twists! Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something else happens that throws you for a loop, until you’ve finished the book and you’re staring at it wondering how that all happened!
I have to say, I loved the characters. DI Carter was one of my favorites. After getting in trouble with his boss for pursuing the truth on a former case even though it would incriminate a popular member of their city, he’s at his wits end in his job. Then he gets tasked to Max’s case and everything seems to wrap up too cleanly for him. Despite direct orders from his supervisor, he decides to continue to secretly work the case. Each character seemed to have their own voice and was well developed.
I can’t say too much more without ruining it for you, but if you’re looking for a quick and smart psychological thriller, this is for you! Sibel Hodge’s writing was straightforward and to the point, and she didn’t a single word with her writing. This definitely won’t be my last book by Hodge!