Binds That Tie, by Kate Moretti
March 2014, from Red Adept Publishing
Love ties. Murder binds.
Maggie never felt as though she belonged until Chris Stevens showed her what true happiness meant. Ten years into their marriage, miscarriages and infidelities have scarred them both. Despite their perfect-couple image, Maggie can’t look at Chris with anything but resentment. When a charismatic stranger offers the opportunity for a little harmless flirtation, she jumps into the game.
But charm soon turns to malice, and a deadly split-second decision forces Maggie and Chris onto a dangerous path fraught with secrets, lies, and guilt. With no one else to turn to—no one she dares trust—Maggie will ultimately learn just how binding marital ties can be.
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Media and Reviews
What reviewers are saying about Binds That Tie:
"[Moretti] vividly portrays the sharp sting of infidelity, the abiding ache of infertility and the amorphous discontent of a love past its luster--all while moving the murder investigation swiftly forward. The foreshadowing is so skillful that plot twists feel surprising yet somehow inevitable. Other subtle touches (such as Maggie's cracking the skull of the intruder with a Lenox vase, a wedding present) will further enhance readers' pleasure. The dialogue is natural and authentic, and the story builds steadily to a satisfying, emotionally resonant conclusion. A gripping, psychologically nuanced thriller set along the fault lines of a marriage" -- Kirkus Reviews
Meghan from The Gal in the Blue Mask:
This book is ... wow! It was almost impossible to put this book down. The suspense was intense. The storyline powerful. Some of the twists unexpected. The use of flashbacks was smooth, creative and informative. And with an ending that ... See full review
Dii from Tome Tender:
Talk about twisted relationships, deceit, betrayal and messed up characters! Binds That Tie by Kate Moretti goes to the top of my list as “Never Saw THAT One Coming!” endings. Complicated lives, broken marriages, broken dreams, living nightmares, it’s all here... See full review
Moretti has this special talent for writing mysteries and weaving them into unbelievably dysfunctional and strained relationships that appear to be peachy keen on the outside...See full review
Big Al Books and Pals:
Wow. What a ride...The twists and turns of the story kept me guessing as events start to spiral out of control and just get worse and worse...See full review
"Kate Moretti's second book is as engaging as her first, but she has upped the ante in this thriller with a taut, repeatedly surprising plot that ranges from a midnight body disposal to courtroom drama. With Binds That Tie, Moretti positions herself with Gillian Flynn, ASA Harrison, and Heather Gudenkauf as a first-rate author of both convincing relationship drama and page-turning suspense." -- Elizabeth Buhmann, bestselling author of Lay Death At Her Door