Less Thriller, More Women’s Fiction. This book starts out sounding like it could be a thriller – the prologue ends with a body at the bottom of a set of stairs. But then it turns out to be more of a women’s fiction character study featuring an insecure mom, a teacher who babysits for the mom and fantasizes about the dad, and a conniving survivor who will expertly manipulate anyone to ensure she gets what she wants. The bulk of the book does a decent job of making you question just which of the men will be at the bottom of the stairs, but then when it happens… it is a bit rushed and maybe even a bit anticlimactic. Still, a great story that will have you invested in at least one of its three leads. Very much recommended.