The Two Lila Bennetts
By Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.
In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.
Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.
The Two Lila Bennetts was unlike anything I’ve read before, and I totally loved it.
Lila has made a series of bad choices in her life. As we get into the book, she makes a decision and that decision literally splits the book into two.
Told in alternating chapters of “captured” and “free,” we see how Lila deals with the choices she’s made in her life and the consequences she now has to deal with.
It was one of those reads where I felt like I simultaneously judged Lil and sympathized with her. Because I really think that while she made those decisions, she didn’t truly think about the longterm affect they could have on her life and others. And maybe she thought she had considered them more closely, but from an outside standpoint it’s easy to see that she didn’t.
And I realize this review is fairly short, but I don’t want to give too much away, because there’s a lot that happens and this is one of those books I feel like it’s best to read without having a ton of details.
I will say, I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down and I needed to know what happened. And it was interesting to see how the two Lilas converged and how it all concluded.
If you love thriller/mystery reads, definitely check out this book!
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book to review.