Back of the book :
One last client
A week at a beautiful chateau in the south of France – it should be a straightforward final job for Dora. She’s a smart, stunning and discreet escort and Daniel has paid for her services before. This time, all she has to do is convince the assembled guests that she is his girlfriend. Dora is used to playing roles and being whatever men want her to be. It’s all about putting on a front.
One last chance
It will be a last, luxurious look at how the other half lives, before Dora turns her back on the escort world and all its dangers. She has found someone she loves and trusts. With him, she can escape the life she’s trapped in. But when Dora arrives at the chateau, it quickly becomes obvious that nothing is what it seems…
One last secret
Dora finds herself face to face with a man she has never forgotten, the one man who really knows her. And as old secrets surface, it becomes terrifyingly apparent that one last secret could cost Dora her life…
What I think :
Teodora (Dora for short) is a Sex Worker or and Escort, top end of course. She’s been in the game for around ten years. One afternoon her agent Elsbeth asks her to do one extra job. Against her better judgement she agrees to it. When she arrives at the hotel she realises that something is wrong. Her client is wearing a mask. Dora can’t see the mans face. Its not long before it all goes wrong and the man badly beats her. She’s lucky to get out alive. This badly knocks her confidence.
Evan is Dora’s best friend. He’s very handsome and very wealthy and he’s been secretly in love with her ever since they met. He sees this as his chance to help her. He ask’s her to marry him on the condition she gives up escorting for good. After some consideration she agrees.
Then Evan has to go away on a business trip to Hong Kong. He wants Dora to come with him but she says no she’ll stay home and start to arrange their wedding. Just after he leaves Dora gets a phone call from a trusted client, Daniel, asking her to accompany him on a weekend to a chateau in France. All she needs to do is pretend to be his girlfriend in front of his group of friends. There would be no sex involved. Dora thinks what harm would it do ? One Last Job.
However, when they get to the chateau, right from the beginning things don’t seem quite right. Odd things start to happen.
Then she comes face to face with a man from her past, someone she’s never ever forgotten, someone that knows everything about her …
Dora is in danger, will she get out of this alive … ?
What a scorcher !!
Dark and twisty as always with loads brilliantly written characters and loads of edge of your seat moments.
Narrated by Dora herself, a character I must admit, I really liked. The book is split into two parts, now and eleven years ago. The book is a really easy read it just flows. I read it in just a over a day, I couldn’t put it down I just really need to know how it all was going to end !
And what and ending it was ! Twist after Twist ! I really didn’t see that coming !
I give this book 10/10 (5 stars )
Published on 07/07/22 by HQ
The biggest Thank you to Adele Parks and the lovely folk at HQ for sending me the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.