Love is Rich in Both Honey and Venom by Axel Kruze

Couple the title’s colorful metaphor with the antiseptic Kruze’s writing style and you get a juicy irony maintained throughout this mystery.  Sophie’s dad is her role model while her mom is her nemesis.  She is a beautiful, sexy, capable twenty-something. Hank’s dad dies before he’s born and his mom is his best friend.  He’s a forty year old rich geek.  Together, they enact a courtship and marriage based on a deadly promise about jealousy and revenge.  What is it worth to keep this promise?  Kruze creates suspense by interspersing narrating chapters with italicized chapters of commentary, as well as by jumping back and forth between time periods. We’re tantalized hearing about a trial whose crime unfolds alongside the legal proceedings following it.  The result is a creepy, compelling exploration of the lengths we go for love.   find it on Goodreads

Author: marilivtollefson

I teach and play violin when not reading and reviewing books. Thanks to indie authors for opening my world and sharing theirs! Find my reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Kobo, Midwest Book Review and BookPage, among others.

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