Title: The Playdate
Author: Louise Millar
Genre/Audience: Thriller, suspense, mystery, adult
Publication: Atria, 2012
Source: For review
Review by Kim
Summary: For the past few years, Suzy has been the only person to reach out to her neighbor, single mother, Callie, and her frail daughter, Rae. Suzy has been Callie’s rock and best friend. When Callie decides it is time for her to venture out on her own and go back to work, she finds she is scared to tell Suzy and worries about who will watch Rae while she’s gone. Another new neighbor, Debs, moves in and they wonder if she can be trusted. There is also the matter of Callie’s ex-husband and the shocking truth behind their divorce. What happens when seemingly perfect families and friendships are tested with betrayals, and troubles buried in the past are brought to light?
My Thoughts: The Playdate is being promoted as a psychological thriller and I’d have to agree. I found the story to be very intense as all three of these women have deep, dark secrets and there is barely any hint of what they are throughout the majority of the book. I was very intrigued and interested in finding out what the heck was going on with these ladies, and kept on reading to figure it out. Suzy’s secret in particular is very hard to figure out, as she is seemingly perfect, except for her husband (who, by the way, is a major tool!). I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspenseful reading and psychological thrillers.
My Rating: 4/5