Perfect Lives Don’t Come Cheap.
Marcia Bailey has it all: a passionate marriage to a rich and handsome man who is utterly devoted to her; fame and success as London’s premier matchmaker; a beautiful home in a posh neighbourhood, and fabulous holidays in exotic places.
But her perfect life turns into a nightmare overnight when a mysterious caller suddenly threatens to reveal secrets from her past she thought she had left behind forever. Who is he and what does he really want? He says he wants three million pounds to keep quiet, and she’s willing to pay. After all, she has already sacrificed so much, and perfect lives don’t come cheap.
But Marcia has a hunch her caller wants more than money from her. He wants to hurt and humiliate her. But why?
As police investigate a brutal murder in a wealthy London neighbourhood, they untangle a web of lies, violence, sex and jealousy surrounding Marcia Bailey and the group of wealthy and powerful men who have secrets of their own to keep.
The Matchmaker is filled with unexpected twists and turns — and characters that will haunt you long after you’ve read the last page.
So many suspects and almost any one of them had motive and opportunity. How will the police solve this intriguing case involving celebrity matchmaker Marcia Bailey?
But is anyone who they say they are? More than one person is lying and Marcia is the worst of them all. Because she’s not really Marcia Bailey is she, but not even devoted husband Marcus knows the truth. What’s more, he believes their strong marriage is based on total honesty and no secrets. The problem is that everyone else seems to know and there are those ready and willing to spill the beans, especially if there’s a large sum of money and blackmail involved, not to mention revenge. And there are a lot of beans to spill, but I won’t give anything away.
In fact most of Marcia’s so-called friends are nasty enough to commit murder, but who do we believe? I stopped trying to work it out – best to just go with the flow and watch them incriminate themselves one by one.
There are plenty of twists and turns, especially where the characters are concerned. Those we dislike initially might turn out to be OK in the end and those we like – well they turn out to be capable of murder.
Many thanks to @annecater for inviting me to be part of #RandomThingsTours.
About the Author
Hélene Fermont’s a practising psychologist with vast experience of people from all walks of life and background. Her character driven psychological thrillers are completely fictitious with much emphasis on their journey and interaction, intriguing traits and storylines.
After many years in London, Hélene divides her time between London and her home town, Malmö. Her beloved, beautiful cat, Teddy, is her writing buddy.
Hélene’s the proud author of five Psychological Thrillers – Because Of You, We Never Said Goodbye, His Guilty Secret, One Fatal Night, and The Matchmaker, released on the 14th of April. Hélene’s the author of a collection of crime and romantic stories, Who’s Sorry Now? Currently, she’s working on her second collection, Maisie’s Secret which will be released later this year.
Hélene’s novels and stories are known for their explosive, pacy narrative and storylines.