The Temp by Michelle Frances Review

Essentially, this book is about ambition, deception and betrayal and how each can have a lasting impression in a person's life.  I found the writing excellent. It flows well and grabs your attention from the start. As a thriller reader that likes a certain believability in a storyline, I appreciated this one a lot. The plot could certainly happen in real life; paranoia, jealousy and lack of communication all lead to unbearable situations and feelings. 

With each chapter, the focus is on a different character so we do get to know the main protagonists well, especially Carrie and Emma. I'm not sure I particularly liked anyone apart from Carrie, which I definitely could relate to being a mother myself and being on maternity leave and having to juggle work and kids. Thankfully, I do not have a temp to worry about! Like I said, some of the characters you just cannot help but dislike them. 

This was a slow burning read but worth it! It has so many twists and turns that kept the reader guessing from start to finish. The ending was brilliant and it made up for the lack of action at some points in the novel. I definitely recommend and look forward to reading more books from Michelle Frances.

Thank you to PGC Books for my gifted copy!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
Carrie is a successful TV producer with the perfect husband and the perfect life. But when she falls pregnant, everything threatens to fall apart.

Emma, the temp, is everything she could wish for as her cover: smart, willing and helpful.

But as she charms her way into Carrie's life, winning over her husband and her colleagues one by one, Carrie suspects Emma is after more than just her job . . . (Reference : Goodreads)

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