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The Accomplice – two platonic friends become suspects when one of their spouses is found murdered.

In 2002, Owen Mann and Luna Grey become close, platonic friends while freshman at Markham University, a small liberal-arts college. Owen is a handsome charmer and Luna is down-to-earth, reserved and fears that one day, her deep, dark secret will be revealed. In 2019, Owen and his wife Irene and Luna and her husband Sam live close to one another in New York’s Hudson Valley. One day while out for a run, Luna stumbles across the body of Owen’s wife Irene, shot to death in the local cemetery. The police bring Owen and Luna in for questioning as their long history as best friends unfolds. Tragic events in their past make them both persons of interest.

The Accomplice is an enjoyable domestic thriller which provides two mysteries that need to be figured out as well as discovering what Luna is hiding. I enjoyed that Owen and Luna were two loving, loyal friends. No sexual tension, just a truly close friendship. Author Lisa Lutz has created characters that are all pretty quirky. It's a well-written, original story that held my interest as I anxiously awaited its conclusion. Not a hold-your-breathe thriller but a clever one.

Many thanks to Ballantine Books / Random House, NetGalley and the author for the opportunity to read this entertaining book in advance of its publication.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

Mystery / Thriller.

Publication Date: January 25, 2022.

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