Liza is an author whose first book was a bestseller. Since then she has tried unsuccessfully to write another one and now has only thirty days to write a new book. In addition, she is desperately trying to have a baby with her husband, David, but he is too worried about the disappearance of his best friend and co-worker Nick, who Liza didn't like very much. If that wasn't enough, the fertility treatments seem to be causing her memory loss. In the meantime, in the pages of Liza's novel, new mother Beth finds out that her husband is cheating on her. This discovery will take Beth on a path of revenge and self-destruction.
The story started a bit slow but the more I read, the more I was addicted as Liza's personal life mirrors her character Beth's. I loved the concept of a "book within a book" and how the narration alternates between Liza's story and her novel. Also, I loved how the author focused on the female characters, leaving the men as figureless characters that I couldn't picture. The plot is very engaging and carefully constructed and the suspense kept me glued to the page. (NP)