The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke Review

After loving Girls' Night Out last summer, I was looking forward to the authors' new book, The Two Lila Bennetts. After a few chapters, I was confused. I don't want to say too much but there are two timelines and the main characters lives two different lives at the same time. Which one is real and which one is not? 

After I got used to the plot, I actually liked it a lot! It makes you wonder "what if I made that choice instead?" Would your life turn out differently or would it inevitably end up the same no matter what decisions you make?

As far as Lila goes, I thought she was a bit selfish - she thinks about her needs without caring about the consequences on others. I think the events she went through helped her see through her fa├žade and made her realize she can be a better person, both for herself and the people around her. I really enjoyed seeing her "transformation" throughout the story.

With that being said, I felt the story drag a little in the middle but it was still a very entertaining read for me. The ending felt rushed and did not go in the direction I was thinking but I will continue to read whatever the authors write next.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to Amazon Publishing and Lake Union for my gifted copy.

Here's a quick synopsis:
Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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