MYSTERY

Framed

Grand Central. Feb. 2020. 336p. ISBN 9781538732090. $28. THRILLER
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DEBUT Washed-up piano prodigy Beth Montgomery hates her husband and her life. Deep in debt, she watches him flirt with other women and sink money into a dream project, while she toils away as a music teacher. When her college roommate Cassie Ogilvy turns up, she reluctantly offers her spare bedroom. Unbeknownst to Beth, her old friend is on the run with a bag of cash, has been implicated in an attempted murder, and is wanted by the man she double-crossed. Hard feelings, long-buried memories, and circumstance set Beth and her friend on a collision course culminating in the ultimate betrayal and eventual frame-up.
VERDICT Short chapters and engaging storytelling with alternating perspectives make this a quick read. A somewhat predictable resolution is offset by a surprise twist in the final pages. The nonlinear plot might confuse some readers, but fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies will find much to love. [See Prepub Alert, 7/29/19.]

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