“Literally takes your breath away.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer
“This book has it all!!!!!!!!!!!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer
My life is like one of those cheap snow globes my twins collected when they were younger. Shiny and pretty on the outside, blurred beyond recognition when shaken.
Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Elly have their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…
The Scandal has a twist that will take your breath away. An emotionally charged novel about secrets, affairs and perfect small towns from USA Today bestseller Nicola Marsh that will be devoured by fans of Kerry Fisher, Big Little Lies and The Other Woman.
What readers are saying about The Scandal:
“This book has it all!!!!!!!!!!! Scandal, secrets, lies, murder, mystery, love. You think you have figured out, but do you?... My first book by Nicola Marsh, won’t be my last.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“INCREDIBLE!... I was convinced multiple times that I had it figured out when I never actually did… It will stick with me for a while afterwards and I don't think I've ever read a thriller quite like this one before.” Goodreads reviewer
“Oh my goodness this book was fabulous… [an] all-consuming, completely engrossing story. The ending was incredible and not what I predicted at all. Amazing. Highly recommended. Five big stars.” Psycho-Thrilla Books, 5 stars
“Holy smokes… will rock you to the core… it's not just a scandal it's a gut-wrenching sucker punch that literally takes your breath away… I never saw that shocker coming towards me. Nicola's books are amazing and I can't wait to see what she's brewing up next! I'll take two please!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I. Loved. This… I didn't see the ending coming until the moments that it was happening… it was impossible to pick who it could be.” Coffee And Trainspotting, 5 stars
“I just absolutely loved it… I can’t say enough good things about this book. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A thrill ride that keeps you guessing and is full of surprises… Just when it appears that the story is drawing to a close there pops out another shock. It will keep you guessing till the last page and does not disappoint.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I thought I had the plot figured out quite a few times but this story twists and turns at a rapid pace and I loved it!” Crafty Fox, 5 stars
“Loved loved loved this book. Really terrific and different from all the other novels… unique and mesmerizing, it had me from the first page, and didn't let go until the last.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Captivating and believable… The ending was what I most love about this story. It came out of nowhere.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A damn good read!... It truly was scandalous… The way this author weaved this tale of secrets and lies was amazing to say the least.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A fabulous read full of treachery and deceit… twisty and thrilling… not what I had been expecting at all. I can't wait to see what wonderful treat Nicola Marsh has in store for me, next!” Brianne’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
“Absolutely fantastic had me gripped!!! Loved it!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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