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Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a big mid-life crisis. To Jade, his suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match with her Caribbean roots.   Her private life A savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his ubiquitous security cameras. As the police investigate the crime and Greg’s frustration and rage grows, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. And whether they are coming back.   Her secret life As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret.  The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade if he were dead than alive.  


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Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a big mid-life crisis. To Jade, his suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match with her Caribbean roots.   Her private life A savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his ubiquitous security cameras. As the police investigate the crime and Greg’s frustration and rage grows, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. And whether they are coming back.   Her secret life As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret.  The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade if he were dead than alive.  

30 review for Her Three Lives

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michael David

    “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” This is a fitting quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that is listed at the start of the book. Greg is thrilled to be marrying Jade. They’ve only been together for six months, and she is pregnant, but he’s fallen deeply for her. They’re staying in a rental home while their new forever home is being built. All is well until one day, a violent home invasion leaves Greg with a horrific brain injury...and leaves Jade without baby. As they tr “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” This is a fitting quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that is listed at the start of the book. Greg is thrilled to be marrying Jade. They’ve only been together for six months, and she is pregnant, but he’s fallen deeply for her. They’re staying in a rental home while their new forever home is being built. All is well until one day, a violent home invasion leaves Greg with a horrific brain injury...and leaves Jade without baby. As they try to recover, things take a toll on Greg. His recovery is severe, and he wants to ensure nothing like it ever happens again. In their new house, he has high-tech security cameras installed all over the place. His daughter, Violet, doesn’t help his growing sense of paranoia as she thinks Jade, who is years younger than Jake and a social media influencer, is after Greg for his considerable wealth. Each day, Greg becomes a bit more paranoid as he incessantly watches the monitors, showing almost every angle of the interior and exterior of the house. He sees Jade come and go, and her explanations don’t always add up. He can’t help but wonder if she really loves him, or loves the thought of him dead so she can have his money. This is an enjoyable domestic suspense story that ramps up towards the end. It takes a while to get going, and there were moments I thought about skimming, but I was ultimately drawn to the story. There are red herrings and multiple suspects. I questioned everyone’s motives at one point or another, so that’s always a treat. The dynamic between Greg and Jade was interesting to read as they have different cultural and financial backgrounds, and grew up very differently. All in all, I found this to be an engaging and mostly original tale with some unexpected, but welcome, complexities. If you want to know if Greg and Jade’s love for each other is real, you can pick up a copy on: 4/20/21. 3.5 stars Thank you to Grand Central Publishing, who sent me a physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Review also posted at: https://bonkersforthebooks.wordpress.com

  2. 5 out of 5

    James

    Her Three Lives is the latest psychological thriller from Cate Holahan, an author whose work I've read a few times in the past. When the latest became available, I definitely wanted to read a copy given it's set to be released in the next few weeks. What a fantastic Sunday morning journey! Jade, a 32-year-old Caribbean woman whose father is in jail and mother is uber-religious, bcomes engaged to Greg, a fiftyish Caucasian man in a Connecticut suburb. Greg's divorce is mid-process, though he didn' Her Three Lives is the latest psychological thriller from Cate Holahan, an author whose work I've read a few times in the past. When the latest became available, I definitely wanted to read a copy given it's set to be released in the next few weeks. What a fantastic Sunday morning journey! Jade, a 32-year-old Caribbean woman whose father is in jail and mother is uber-religious, bcomes engaged to Greg, a fiftyish Caucasian man in a Connecticut suburb. Greg's divorce is mid-process, though he didn't begin dating Jade until after he and Leah split up. Greg has two twentyish kids, Paul and Violet, and works as a semi-famous architect. Jade runs a design-related blog, and she's several months pregnant with their child. Then an intruder breaks into their new home. Greg is left in a coma, and Jade struggles to move on with a life filled with uncertainty. Someone knew they could break in to steal her expensive engagement ring, but which person in their inner circle claims responsibility? This is unlike any other psychological thriller novel in a multitude ways. Jade is our narrator, and you learn early on that she's not a gold-digger, didn't arrange the attack, and is truly upset at potentially losing Greg. She's sane and smart, even a little too accepting, at times, of his somewhat rude first family. I really liked her, and for the most part, even with some silly secrets she kept, is a strong character. Greg, frightened over the incident, has a long road to recovery and begins to mistrust people. He's also reliable, and on most occasions, he attempts to balance his first family with his new one. Apart from them, at least 6 other suspects are viable options for the orchestration of an evil break-in that led to an attacker crushing Greg's skull, and while some of the plot is predictable, it explodes at the end in a way I didn't expect. Very surprising in a positive way. The writing shines in this one... it's really not so much about who arranged the break-in as it is why and how did he or she hide it. I found myself captivated by the relationships and the little secrets told to keep each other from being suspicious. I rooted for Jade and Greg, even when he was turning a blind eye to his daughter's insufferable attitude (entitled and obnoxious). Similarly, I wanted to bop Jade's mother on the head for her one-dimensional insight into how her daughter should behave in her relationship. Quirky personalities with memorable traits lead us astray... but then you throw in Jade's father's prison stint and an architect with a potential grudge against Greg, and you've got a well-rounded cast. I relaxed into the story. Waited for the big reveal. Enjoyed the subtle and not-so-subtle tensions. People played games, sometimes unwittingly, because they were insecure. When you could've simply said what you were thinking, the honesty might've prevented disaster. For me, this was a solid read and shows why I keep turning back to books penned by Cate Holahan. 4.5 stars, and I will continue to do so in the future.

  3. 5 out of 5

    CYIReadBooks (Claire)

    Jade Thompson is a prominent social media influencer. Her fiancé is Greg Hamlin, who like Jade, is very successful in his career as an architect. Together, Jade and Greg are the envy of their peers. Especially since Greg managed to court a woman 20 years his junior; and Jade managed to catch the eye of a multimillionaire. As Jade and Greg get ready for an elaborate social event, two men barge into their home and brutally attack Greg and Jade, leaving Greg with a traumatic brain injury. Investigat Jade Thompson is a prominent social media influencer. Her fiancé is Greg Hamlin, who like Jade, is very successful in his career as an architect. Together, Jade and Greg are the envy of their peers. Especially since Greg managed to court a woman 20 years his junior; and Jade managed to catch the eye of a multimillionaire. As Jade and Greg get ready for an elaborate social event, two men barge into their home and brutally attack Greg and Jade, leaving Greg with a traumatic brain injury. Investigators assigned to the crime scene speculate that there could be a number of suspects, especially since Jade had a wide net of followers on her social media platform. But as evidence is collected and interrogations conducted, closely held secrets emerge leading Greg and Jade to question and suspect each other’s roles in the vicious attack. Was the attack a random home invasion, or was it planned? Her Three Lives is a slow-moving novel. Even though the characters are straightforward and the plot linear, the novel just took a long time to get interesting. There are, however, enough “breadcrumbs” to keep the reader engaged until the finish. Not the best psychological suspense, but good enough for three appreciative stars. I received a physical copy of the book from Grand Central Publishing. The review herein is completely my own and contains my honest thoughts and opinions.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Belle

    What begins with a brutal home invasion turns even darker in this deliciously twisted thriller, Her Three Lives. Holahan escalates the suspense with each new discovery, shining a spotlight on divided loyalties and a family stretched to the breaking point. If you think you've figured this one out, think again. Holahan is three steps ahead the whole time, expertly stripping away each character’s secrets until the shocking conclusion. What begins with a brutal home invasion turns even darker in this deliciously twisted thriller, Her Three Lives. Holahan escalates the suspense with each new discovery, shining a spotlight on divided loyalties and a family stretched to the breaking point. If you think you've figured this one out, think again. Holahan is three steps ahead the whole time, expertly stripping away each character’s secrets until the shocking conclusion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stacy40pages

    Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan. Thanks to @netgalley and @grandcentralpub for the e-Arc ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jade and Greg are happy, despite the age difference in their relationship. When a brutal home invasion takes place, their relationship is shattered. Not knowing who did it or why, flares the suspicion of family members and loved ones. This thriller definitely had my attention and kept the pages turning. I would not call it twisty, but it definitely was mysterious with suspicion thrown in many directi Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan. Thanks to @netgalley and @grandcentralpub for the e-Arc ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jade and Greg are happy, despite the age difference in their relationship. When a brutal home invasion takes place, their relationship is shattered. Not knowing who did it or why, flares the suspicion of family members and loved ones. This thriller definitely had my attention and kept the pages turning. I would not call it twisty, but it definitely was mysterious with suspicion thrown in many directions. One component of domestic portrayals in books that really makes me anxious is miscommunication. This book really had it! The lack of communication led to so much suspicion and you just want to jump in the book and shake the darn characters! The ending was a surprise for me, even though there were limited characters we were introduced to and suspected. A fun twist to this book was the Caribbean culture twist... the food descriptions had my mouth watering. One question I still have is why the title is “Her Three Lives”. If anyone has any input, please let me know! “Even good people were capable of very bad acts when a life-altering amount of money was at stake.” Her Three Lives comes out 3/20.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jena Henry

    I will post a review on my blog on April 20, 2021 at https://www.jenabooks.com/category/pr... Her Three Lives, by Cate Holahan is a psychological thriller, and the psychological aspects of this “troubling-in-a good-way book” are convoluted and compelling. Get ready to be thrilled. Many psychological thrillers showcase unreliable narrators- psychologically stressed characters, with distorted mental perceptions, and complex and tortured relationships. All of these characteristics are at the heart of I will post a review on my blog on April 20, 2021 at https://www.jenabooks.com/category/pr... Her Three Lives, by Cate Holahan is a psychological thriller, and the psychological aspects of this “troubling-in-a good-way book” are convoluted and compelling. Get ready to be thrilled. Many psychological thrillers showcase unreliable narrators- psychologically stressed characters, with distorted mental perceptions, and complex and tortured relationships. All of these characteristics are at the heart of this novel. There is suave Greg, who in his public life is an artistically talented and highly successful architect, and his fiancé of 6 months, Jade, who in her public life is a successful social media influencer. And then there’s Greg’s first family-a wife, and two young-adult children. (Plus, there is Jade’s Caribbean mom, and two inept police.) As the book begins, Greg has fallen passionately in love with Jade. He is about 20 years older than she is, but that doesn’t interfere at all with their dreams for a new life together. Until…one early evening when two masked men invade their home, injuring Jade and causing severe head trauma to Greg. Who did it? Readers will have an intriguing time trying to untangle the clues. Each character has a private life and a secret life and each of these rather paranoid individuals is trying to out-maneuver the others. Is Greg interpreting everything through the fog of a serious brain injury? Is that why he is so enthralled with high-tech surveillance? Is Jade a gold digger? Why does she lie about where she is going and who she is meeting? Are Greg’s children trying to protect their mother a bit too much? This book is a dark mystery, filled with technology and balanced with relatable characters and Instagram-worthy descriptions of their lifestyles. (I was rooting for Jade.) Thanks to Net Galley, Grand Central Publishing and Meryl Moss Media for a digital advance review copy. This is my honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Laurel-Rain

    Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a bi Gaslight goes high-tech in USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan's new standalone thriller in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Her public life Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a big mid-life crisis. To Jade, his suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match with her Caribbean roots. Her private life A savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his ubiquitous security cameras. As the police investigate the crime and Greg’s frustration and rage grows, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. And whether they are coming back. Her secret life As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret. The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade if he were dead than alive. My Thoughts: From the very beginning of Her Three Lives, I felt empathy for the position Jade is in, with a paranoid husband who seems to be tracking her every move. Why is he so suspicious of her? He seems to be projecting his own issues onto her. Will she be able to turn things around, or will things only get worse? As the story takes us back and forth between the characters, their suspicions, and the unfolding of what happened during the home invasion and afterwards…we can finally turn the last page to the answers. 4 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Isabella | ilashreads

    "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret" Her Three Lives is a psychological thriller that starts with a brutal home invasion and turns darker. CW: home invasion, stalking, PTSD, anxiety, miscarriage This thriller kept me guessing with Cate Holahan throwing suspicion in different directions. Jade and Greg were happy before the home invasion, but afterward suspicions are high about who attacked them and why. I was anxious about Greg's growing paranoia and the miscommunication "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret" Her Three Lives is a psychological thriller that starts with a brutal home invasion and turns darker. CW: home invasion, stalking, PTSD, anxiety, miscarriage This thriller kept me guessing with Cate Holahan throwing suspicion in different directions. Jade and Greg were happy before the home invasion, but afterward suspicions are high about who attacked them and why. I was anxious about Greg's growing paranoia and the miscommunication between him and Jade. I understood why Jade kept the secrets she did. The lack of communication resulted in me being suspicious of everyone but Jade. Greg watching her constantly freaked me out, but is plausible and feasible in today's technologically advanced age. I didn't like the way Greg's first family treated Jade, especially regarding the suspicion around the loss of her baby. The motivation felt real. I think that Jade deserved better in the end though. If you enjoy psychological thrillers, I think you'd enjoy this one. Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cassie’s Reviews

    Jade is a well known social media influencer she has her own blog, here she talks about different ways she decorates her home and meals she cooks. Her fiancé is Greg Hamlin who has a successful career as an architect. Jade is a good 20 years younger than Greg and Greg is extremely wealthy. Soon what begins as a brutal home invasion that causes Jade to have a miscarriage and Greg with a brain injury their perfect lives begin to crumble. As investigators begin to investigate they begin to dig, won Jade is a well known social media influencer she has her own blog, here she talks about different ways she decorates her home and meals she cooks. Her fiancé is Greg Hamlin who has a successful career as an architect. Jade is a good 20 years younger than Greg and Greg is extremely wealthy. Soon what begins as a brutal home invasion that causes Jade to have a miscarriage and Greg with a brain injury their perfect lives begin to crumble. As investigators begin to investigate they begin to dig, wondering if Jades followers attacked them. Soon we see Greg and Jade questioning each-other, especially when Greg is homebound and puts up security cameras. He begins to watch Jades every move. When anonymous notes begin to arrive Jade begins to wonder if her past has come back to haunt her. Was the attack random or personal? I truly enjoyed the twists and turns and you could cut the tension with a knife! Four stars!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    3.8 Stars In this book, we follow Jade a 32 years old young woman who is a social media influencer, and Greg a 52 years old architect. Six months into their relationship they got engaged because of their undeniable love, attraction, and understanding toward each other. One night the unfortunate happened when two masked men got into their house and left Greg with a head injury and Jade with a miscarriage. Since then things changed because Greg started to get paranoid and doubting Jade’s fidelity 3.8 Stars In this book, we follow Jade a 32 years old young woman who is a social media influencer, and Greg a 52 years old architect. Six months into their relationship they got engaged because of their undeniable love, attraction, and understanding toward each other. One night the unfortunate happened when two masked men got into their house and left Greg with a head injury and Jade with a miscarriage. Since then things changed because Greg started to get paranoid and doubting Jade’s fidelity and think she's only after his money so maybe she had something to do with the home invasion. From this point onward we follow both Greg and Jade’s life with all the mood changes from Greg and other things that have changed. It doesn't help that Greg has a daughter Violet making his head big regarding Jade’s intentions. I liked the idea of the story because reading the synopsis I was like ouhh sounds mysterious! (really excited) It kind of has a bit of mystery, but well I think it wasn't a lot. I like how we get both Greg and Jade’s viewpoint because every time Greg is assuming things based on some bizarre behavior Jade has then we get Jade’s viewpoint which shows you what is really happening in the right way. The truth. I really liked the cultural difference too because of Jade’s Jamaican roots so we get to see some things from the Caribbean culture like the food etc. Nonetheless, I got mad in some parts because Greg kept on assuming things like you guys are a couple, so you should communicate but anyway. I feel like he was too malleable too.Also, for a thriller, I thought it would have contained more secrets and maybe would've made someone think a lot more/or have lots of doubts. In this sense, it was too simple. I feel like there wasn't a lot of guessing in it and did not give me the excitement I usually have to find things out when I'm reading a thriller. The ending was kind of too simple not shocking because I feel it was kind of easy to guess(maybe not lol but this is how I feel). Don't get me wrong if you're a beginner in thrillers then you might not guess it but as someone who reads a lot of thrillers I expected more complicated things. The epilogue was nice. Overall, I would still recommend it because everyone has different tastes. Where there are things I did not like perhaps others might find them interesting. Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller

    Jade Thompson’s relationship with her fiancée, Greg Hamlin, has all the makings of a fairy tale and a scandal. After the two suffer a violent and catastrophic event, what they have together turns into a nightmare. HER THREE LIVES, Cate Holahan’s latest domestic thriller, amps up tension and narrows focus to a brief and breathless period for Jade and Greg as they seek answers and chase shadows. With an age gap of more than 20 years between them, Greg’s millions and Jade’s gorgeous looks, Greg’s so Jade Thompson’s relationship with her fiancée, Greg Hamlin, has all the makings of a fairy tale and a scandal. After the two suffer a violent and catastrophic event, what they have together turns into a nightmare. HER THREE LIVES, Cate Holahan’s latest domestic thriller, amps up tension and narrows focus to a brief and breathless period for Jade and Greg as they seek answers and chase shadows. With an age gap of more than 20 years between them, Greg’s millions and Jade’s gorgeous looks, Greg’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Leah, and their two young adult children, Paul and Violet, feel justified in suspecting that Jade is after Greg’s money and that his feelings are more about lust than connection. Yet Jade and Greg insist that their engagement --- after a merely six-month-long relationship --- is genuine and not influenced by Greg’s money or Jade’s unexpected pregnancy. But when the two are brutally attacked, they lose their unborn child and Greg suffers a devastating, coma-inducing head injury that requires lengthy surgeries and rehabilitation. Police are at a loss to find the perpetrators. At first Jade is a suspect; her behavior is less than focused when Greg is recovering in the hospital. Although she is more than supportive during his recovery at home, the seeds of doubt have been planted. This is exacerbated by Greg’s growing paranoia and fostered by his installation of a security camera in just about every room of their new house. To further complicate matters, Leah and Violet continue to be hostile toward Jade and don’t hide their belief that she is a gold digger. The truth? Jade does have a big secret that she has kept from Greg, a secret that is perhaps the cause of the attack. As Jade tries to uncover a possible connection between her past and the violent incident, all Greg sees, as he spies on her with tracking devices and cameras, is that she is sneaking around and withholding information. His anger swells until a final confrontation brings yet another round of violence to the couple. Cate Holahan sets Jade and Greg on a collision course with this breathless and plot-driven novel. There are other characters to be wary of, but she anchors the story on these two as they lose sight of what brought them together and realize how little they really know each other. The house that Greg designed as a sanctuary, and in which they planned to raise their child, becomes a symbol of what has gone wrong, giving readers the opportunity to question the veracity of digital information so often taken for granted. Holahan may not have succeeded in making her characters feel quite real. Both Jade and Greg are of a type: she is a young, beautiful influencer and blogger, and he is a rich, powerful, middle-aged man. Their flaws are more apparent than their positive qualities. Their brief relationship means they don’t have a history for Holahan to grapple with so much as a romance. It is hard to understand Jade’s attachment to Greg after a certain point in the narrative, but readers will want to stick around to see how this thriller resolves. Overall, HER THREE LIVES is an entertaining read. It is emotional and fast-paced with some good twists and a diverse cast. Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Jade Thompson has it all. She has a successful lifestyle/design blog. She is engaged to a handsome older man, a wealthy architect, Greg Hamlin. And they are having a baby. It’s everything she ever wanted, until that night. When Greg heard a noise outside their front door, he assumed it was another delivery for the baby’s room and went to answer the door. Instead, he was met by 2 men in black, who overpower him. One stays with him and the other runs upstairs, where Jade is getting ready for Greg’ Jade Thompson has it all. She has a successful lifestyle/design blog. She is engaged to a handsome older man, a wealthy architect, Greg Hamlin. And they are having a baby. It’s everything she ever wanted, until that night. When Greg heard a noise outside their front door, he assumed it was another delivery for the baby’s room and went to answer the door. Instead, he was met by 2 men in black, who overpower him. One stays with him and the other runs upstairs, where Jade is getting ready for Greg’s work event. When Greg tries to fight back, he is struck in the head with a crowbar. Meanwhile, upstairs, Jade is physically assaulted and her engagement ring is stolen. In the weeks that follow, Greg has to recover from a brain injury so severe he’d had to have part of his skull removed. Jade stays by his side in the hospital as much as possible, but she is also recovering, from her miscarriage caused by the punches to her stomach. The police investigation doesn’t seem to get anywhere on the home invasion, but then Jade starts finding threatening notes sent to her and Greg and she starts to think it may be someone from her past. She tells the investigators but also does some checking on her own. She hadn’t been entirely honest with Greg about her past. But it turns out that he’s keeping secrets too. Greg’s in the middle of a divorce from his wife and the mother of his two college-aged children. Because of his net worth, he wants to protect himself in the divorce as he gets set to build a new life with his new wife and child. But there is some boiling resentment based on how he moved out and moved on. His daughter is not shy about making her feelings known about Jade, and Jade starts to wonder if she could have been involved in the attack on them. To feel safer at home, Greg installs security cameras throughout the house and adds an app to Jade’s phone so he can track her movements. But watching her every move just makes him suspicious and paranoid. He starts to think that maybe she was behind the attack, and when his daughter tells him that he needs a gun, he wonders if she might be right. Between the accusations and suspicions, the cameras and the gun, all the drama simmers to a boiling point. And when the intruder is revealed and all the secrets come out, will everyone survive the fallout? Will anyone? Her Three Lives is the latest domestic thriller from Cate Holahan. By putting a relationship under the microscope, you can see how the secrets create weak spots that can be exploited, how spying breeds suspicion, and how important paying attention can be. While I liked the slow build of the story of Her Three Lives, I struggled to like the characters. Both Jade and Greg seemed to be calculating more than caring, and despite what they had been through, I didn’t feel a vulnerability that I could relate to. I really wanted to like this novel more than I did. It’s not bad. It’s not as great as I had hoped. Egalleys for Her Three Lives were provided by Grand Central Publishing through NetGalley, with many thanks.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    To the public, Jade’s a popular social media influencer. At home, she’s the loving fiancé to wealthy architect Greg and a joyous expectant mother. But Jade’s harboring secrets from her past, ones that she fears would change the way her fiancé sees her and damage their relationship. When a brutal home invasion causes Jade to miscarry and leaves Greg with a traumatic brain injury, both are determined to protect themselves and find out who is responsible. While the attack forces Jade to revisit her To the public, Jade’s a popular social media influencer. At home, she’s the loving fiancé to wealthy architect Greg and a joyous expectant mother. But Jade’s harboring secrets from her past, ones that she fears would change the way her fiancé sees her and damage their relationship. When a brutal home invasion causes Jade to miscarry and leaves Greg with a traumatic brain injury, both are determined to protect themselves and find out who is responsible. While the attack forces Jade to revisit her past to look for the perpetrators, Greg turns hi-tech, installing security cameras all over their home to prevent another attack from intruders — or maybe even from the woman he loves. Take your anxiety meds before reading this one! Brimming with betrayal, suspicion, and doubt, “Her Three Lives” might be Cate Holahan’s best yet. An highly addictive page turner, it explores the fragility of trust and how well we truly know those we love. Jade has secrets, but they’re meant to protect her life with Greg, not harm it . However, her odd behavior after the attack makes Greg wonder what she’s hiding and if she’s the one who intends him harm. A shred of doubt turns into a mountain of mistrust when his grown daughter’s suspicions confirm and compound his own. Greg has blind spots when it comes to the people he cares for the most, choosing to see only what he wants. It’s Jade’s secrets and Greg’s blind spots that ultimately create the conflict in the story (as well as the anxiety) and make it so compelling. It’s often said that the greatness of a story is in the telling. That couldn’t be more true with this book. “Her Three Lives” is fraught with multiple layers of tension that only intensify as the novel progresses. There’s tension within Jade as she tries to hide her secrets and protect Greg from them at the same time. There’s also tension between the characters, and tension in some of the scenes as you bite your nails, anxious to find out what happens next. Tension fills the overall story too. Both Greg and Jade feel watched — and not just from the cameras. You can’t help but hold your breath at times when you read, expecting the attackers to jump out from the shadows to finish the job they started. It creates a sense of urgency as you read. Not as fast paced as it is intense and intriguing. Not as twisty as it is highly suspenseful from scene to scene, chapter to chapter, and beginning to end. “Her Three Lives” is an exciting read that grabbed me by my attention span from the very first page. I love well written domestic suspense novels, but I find a lot of them cliched. Not “Her Three Lives”. It checked off all my boxes and did the one thing I love for a book to do: kept me reading way past my bedtime because I couldn’t put it down. Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Cate Holahan for the gifted ARC.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    4.5 stars. Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan is a page-turning domestic mystery. Thirty-two-year-old Jade Thompson is an influential life style blogger who writes about her Caribbean American culture. Following a bit of a whirlwind romance with two decades older Greg Hamlin, she is now engaged and expecting their first child. Greg is a wealthy, successful architect who is still in midst of a contentious divorce. His two adult children, twenty-three-year-old Violet and younger son Paul are not exactl 4.5 stars. Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan is a page-turning domestic mystery. Thirty-two-year-old Jade Thompson is an influential life style blogger who writes about her Caribbean American culture. Following a bit of a whirlwind romance with two decades older Greg Hamlin, she is now engaged and expecting their first child. Greg is a wealthy, successful architect who is still in midst of a contentious divorce. His two adult children, twenty-three-year-old Violet and younger son Paul are not exactly thrilled with his new relationship. Despite his children’s attitudes, Greg and Jade are blissfully happy and eagerly preparing for their future together. However, their lives are shattered when Greg suffers a serious head injury and Jade miscarries during a home invasion. After he is released from the hospital, their relationship deteriorates as Greg grows suspicious that Jade might have something to with the attack. Jade is keeping secrets from her fiancé but are they related to the vicious assault? Jade is devoted to assisting Greg during his recovery and she is also mourning the loss of their baby. She is already under stress since their attackers have not been caught when Greg decides to install a security system. Jade sometimes does not recognize the suspicious man she is now living with. After she begins receiving threatening notes in the mail, she is afraid they are connected to her past. Unable to reveal the information she has kept hidden from Greg, Jade tries to find out for sure. Will she unearth the truth about who attacked them and why? Greg is dealing with side effects as he recovers from his head wound. Unfortunately, he fears losing Jade if he reveals any weaknesses. So, he works hard to keep up a façade of strength when he is around her. Greg also ignores his doctor’s admonition to work with a counselor to deal with his PTSD. With his paranoia and fear of being attacked again rising, he installs a plethora of security cameras both inside and outside of their home. His daughter Violet stokes his fears about Jade and he grows increasingly distrustful of his fiancée. As his temper rises, what will Greg do about his suspicions about Jade? Her Three Lives is a suspense-laden domestic mystery. Jade is a vibrantly-developed character who is proud of her heritage and shaped by her life experiences. Greg’s wealth insulates him ordinary life which contributes to his unwarranted but very real fears after the brutal assault.  The storyline is fast-paced and the tension increases with every chapter. With clever misdirects, Cate Holahan brings this riveting mystery to an unpredictable dénouement. I absolutely loved and highly recommend this thrilling domestic mystery to fans of the genre.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marc Bougharios

    When Greg divorces his wife to marry social media influencer, Jade Thomspon, his children think it's some mid-life crisis and that Jade is a gold-digger. When a violent home invasion leaves Greg homebound, he begins to doubt whether or not Jade had something to do with it. Did she want him dead for his money? Paranoia and secrets are plenty in this outstanding domestic thriller. I have read two of Cate's novels before, but I think this is her best one yet. Domestic thrillers are one of my favour When Greg divorces his wife to marry social media influencer, Jade Thomspon, his children think it's some mid-life crisis and that Jade is a gold-digger. When a violent home invasion leaves Greg homebound, he begins to doubt whether or not Jade had something to do with it. Did she want him dead for his money? Paranoia and secrets are plenty in this outstanding domestic thriller. I have read two of Cate's novels before, but I think this is her best one yet. Domestic thrillers are one of my favourite thriller subgenres and I love what Cate has done with this one. Every person has a public, private and secret life, a very fitting quote to start the novel with. Jade is the narrator of the story, but she claims that she is not a gold digger and she would never do anything to harm her husband because she loves him. Why would she harm herself? But this doesn't make her perfect, she has her own set of secrets. One thing I loved about Jade's character is her relationship with her mother. It's definitely strained and there is a lot of conflict in terms of heritage and religion. I found this to be so interesting in a domestic thriller novel, and for me, it was an element that made it stand out from others. Holahan's writing in this novel is just perfect. Jade's voice becomes your own and it's so easy to get lost in the pages before you realize that you're almost done the novel. I read this novel in three sittings and each time I stopped, it was all I could think about throughout my day. To me, when I can't stop thinking about a book and I'm trying to figure out the answers when I'm not reading, is how I know it's good. I kept trying to put together all the pieces of the puzzle but I hit a wall every time. There are a multitude of characters in this novels to doubt and I switched back and forth between each of them multiple times, but I couldn't figure it out. You can classify this novel as a whodunnit and a whydunnit at the same time. Holahan has crafted a twisty and suspenseful domestic thriller that will leave you guessing and gasping until the very final pages. A job well done and I cannot wait to see what Holahan comes up with next. Thank you to Hachette Book Group and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a finished copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan is a highly recommended domestic thriller. Greg Hamlin, 52 years-old is waiting for his pregnant fiancée, Jade Thompson, 32 years-old, to get ready for a party they have to attend when a home invasion leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. After he emerges from a coma, he learns Jade was beaten, loss their baby, and had her engagement ring stolen. At the hospital, Greg's soon-to-be ex-wife, Leah, and his children, Violet, 23 years-old, and college-aged son Paul Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan is a highly recommended domestic thriller. Greg Hamlin, 52 years-old is waiting for his pregnant fiancée, Jade Thompson, 32 years-old, to get ready for a party they have to attend when a home invasion leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. After he emerges from a coma, he learns Jade was beaten, loss their baby, and had her engagement ring stolen. At the hospital, Greg's soon-to-be ex-wife, Leah, and his children, Violet, 23 years-old, and college-aged son Paul clearly are united against Jade, although they met after Greg left and filed for divorce. Jade loves Greg and is determined to stay with him as he recovers in their new home. To ensure their safety, Greg buys a home security system with a plethora of cameras. Both Jade and Greg are nervous about why they were targeted for the brutal attack. As the police investigate, Greg begins to watch Jade's every move on the security cameras and track her whereabouts. Jade is wondering what Greg may have known about their attackers or if something from her past is the cause of the invasion. Both Greg and Jade are tense, with Greg's PTSD making him increasingly paranoid. Chapters alternate between the point-of-view of Greg and Jade. You will know that Jade really does love Greg, and, although she has kept secrets from him, she is trying to protect him during his recovery. It is also clear that Greg is becoming increasingly paranoid and mistrustful. Progressively, he becomes a malignant character. The trust between the two is totally broken. Actually, I increasingly began to ask myself why did Jade stay with Greg. I understand she loves him, but most people would have reached a breaking point. The actions of both characters increasingly became far-fetched and implausible. The writing is good and keeps the drama moving along as more and more information is provided and the alternating thoughts and actions of the two characters are juxtaposed. Although the lead up to the denouement is predictable, reaching the conclusion is where the enjoyment is found in this domestic thriller. Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Grand Central Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2021/0...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Minor

    Admittedly, I am a sucker for psychological thrillers, mystery thrillers, and thrillers in general. When BookTrib offered me the opportunity to review Cate Holahan’s Her Three Lives, I jumped at the chance. Holahan has published other suspense novels: The Widower’s Wife, One Little Secret, Lies She Told, and Dark Turns. Her Three Lives contains all the turns a reader could expect and more. I enjoy reading a suspenseful novel that keeps me guessing. It is satisfying to figure out an ending before Admittedly, I am a sucker for psychological thrillers, mystery thrillers, and thrillers in general. When BookTrib offered me the opportunity to review Cate Holahan’s Her Three Lives, I jumped at the chance. Holahan has published other suspense novels: The Widower’s Wife, One Little Secret, Lies She Told, and Dark Turns. Her Three Lives contains all the turns a reader could expect and more. I enjoy reading a suspenseful novel that keeps me guessing. It is satisfying to figure out an ending before hand in some cases. Still, a story that leads me down one path and then another without being artificial is thrilling especially when the ending reveals the truth. Holahan provides this quote from Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” That quote fits perfectly with the title, Her Three Lives, of course, but it also fits into the story well. Jade Thompson has a terrific public life, really public, as a social media influencer. Her private life represents turmoil, however, when her fiancé Greg is brutally attacked in their home and left with a severe head injury. Finally, Greg becomes convinced that Jade also has a secret life. Is the home invasion part of some sinister plot on Jade’s part? Are the invaders somehow connected to Greg? Will the invaders return? In a book like this where suspense is vital, a reviewer must walk a fine line to avoid spoilers. For those who enjoy books that will take them on rollercoaster rides, reading Her Three Lives will be a good choice. Sometimes thrillers and mysteries do not make effective book club choices because once the readers figure out or discover the ending, there is not much to discuss. In Her Three Lives, members will find a lively discussion in whether the suspense rings true or whether readers feel betrayed or mislead by the author. Character development is another talking point. Cate Holahan, https://www.cateholahan.com/, has been a journalist, winning awards for her work in The Record, The Boston Globe, and Business Week. Readers will also be interested to know she was the lead singer of Leaving Kinzley, a rock band in NYC.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Caitlyn Lynch

    The three lives title comes from a Gabriel Garcia Marquez quote, referring to everyone having three metaphorical lives - public, private and secret. Publicly, Jade has a perfect life; an up-and-coming social media influencer, pregnant and engaged to successful architect Greg. Even though he’s a lot older than her, in the middle of a divorce and his kids hate her, Jade loves him. Their lives are upended, though, by a vicious attack which leaves Greg fighting for his life and Jade devastated by a The three lives title comes from a Gabriel Garcia Marquez quote, referring to everyone having three metaphorical lives - public, private and secret. Publicly, Jade has a perfect life; an up-and-coming social media influencer, pregnant and engaged to successful architect Greg. Even though he’s a lot older than her, in the middle of a divorce and his kids hate her, Jade loves him. Their lives are upended, though, by a vicious attack which leaves Greg fighting for his life and Jade devastated by a miscarriage. In the wake of the attack, wondering who and why consumes them both. Secrets Jade hasn’t shared with Greg might be the cause, and desperate to spare him further pain, she hides her investigation from him… unaware that Greg is being fed bad information about her, making him paranoid and convinced she’s out to get him. There’s an added layer of nuance here in the fact that Jade is Black, of Jamaican origins, and Greg is white. He has no conceptions of the micro-aggressions she faces on a daily basis, even living a fairly privileged life. I really didn’t like Greg at all, to be honest. Even knowing he had a brain injury, his actions were beyond the pale; at one point he physically strikes Jade and that’s a deal-breaker for me, so I’m afraid I did not like the ending of the book where they appear to be living a happily ever after together. He crossed a line there’s no coming back from, and literally the only thing Jade is guilty of is wanting to be better than her origins, so it was just unforgivable. It was fairly obvious from early on that the suspect pool was quite small and what the motivation was likely to be, but I didn’t see the exact way things played out coming. It was actually predictable considering Greg’s character failings, that his past actions had set up the present problems… which left me wondering if, even after everything that happened, he had fundamentally changed enough not to fail in such a way again, leaving others to pay the price. This is well written and Jade was a sympathetic protagonist, but I struggled to see what she saw in Greg and why on earth she would go back to him at the end of the story. Overall, I’ll give it four stars. Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Her Three Lives is a fast paced ride that will have you holding your breath with every turn of the page. I just finished reading this book with Erin as a buddy read, and I had a fabulous time discussing the characters, predictions as to who the guilty party was, and overall thoughts on the plot itself! Each of the chapters in the story alternates between the point-of-view of Greg and Jade, and I loved this set-up as it kept the emotions intense and the suspense real. As I read, I realized that b Her Three Lives is a fast paced ride that will have you holding your breath with every turn of the page. I just finished reading this book with Erin as a buddy read, and I had a fabulous time discussing the characters, predictions as to who the guilty party was, and overall thoughts on the plot itself! Each of the chapters in the story alternates between the point-of-view of Greg and Jade, and I loved this set-up as it kept the emotions intense and the suspense real. As I read, I realized that both Jade and Greg were dealing the the aftermath of the violence they were both victims to. This was the breeding ground for conflict and contention between the two. With the storyline progressing at a steady clip, it was abundantly clear that Greg was becoming increasingly paranoid and mistrustful, which is something that can intensify with his type of brain injury. Progressively, he becomes a poisonous character who is easily influenced by others, and the trust between the two is totally broken. Actually, I increasingly began to ask myself why Jade continued to stay with Greg. I understand she loves him, but most people would have reached a breaking point….I know I would have (but then just leaving would not make for good fiction, drama or thrills). From the beginning of the story I felt that the characters really didn’t feel approachable, but I believe this was the authors intention. After all, this is a story where each character has their secrets and isn’t meant to be fully trusted, and this makes for a page turner full of intense breath-holding drama. Overall, the writing was good and the drama helped to keep the storyline moving along as more and more information is provided, and the alternating thoughts and actions of the two characters are in direction opposition. I did come close (50% accurate…if you want to get technical) to predicting the guilty party, but the final reveal and scene left me a quite speechless. Erin and I both agreed that this is a book you are going to want to binge read, so set aside a chunk of time if you plan on picking this domestic thriller! Thank you Grand Central Publishing for the gifted copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kristin (Always With a Book)

    Thank you Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Audio for the gifted copy. I first discovered Cate Holahan when I read Lies She Told, which I absolutely loved. I knew after reading that book that I would be reading whatever else she read and so far I haven't been disappointed. I loved how unsettling this book becomes after the brutal home invasion. Even though there aren't a lot of characters we meet, I found I was suspicious of everyone and kept changing my mind as to who was ultimately responsible Thank you Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Audio for the gifted copy. I first discovered Cate Holahan when I read Lies She Told, which I absolutely loved. I knew after reading that book that I would be reading whatever else she read and so far I haven't been disappointed. I loved how unsettling this book becomes after the brutal home invasion. Even though there aren't a lot of characters we meet, I found I was suspicious of everyone and kept changing my mind as to who was ultimately responsible. And that's a good thing...every time I thought I had it worked out, something new would pop up. And yet I was still a bit taken back by the ending...I hadn't quite worked it out. But that's all good - I like being surprised! I love how paranoid the characters become, especially Greg. The break-in really makes him go into overdrive and at times, it seemed like he was taking it to the extreme. But never having been in his shoes, it's hard to judge. And of course, because he and Jade weren't really communicating, I can't really say I blame him because if they had only talked, some of his paranoia could have been alleviated. I love a book where there are characters I don't necessary like and that is definitely true here. The characters in this book aren't really likeable but I found myself completely captivated by what was going on and I needed to see what the resolution would be. This is a complex, twisted book filled with secrets and paranoia. It is definitely a fun, popcorn type of read where you can totally just binge it in a day. I definitely enjoy Cate Holahan's writing and will be eager to see what she brings us next! Audio thoughts: I had the opportunity to listen to this book and I'm glad I did - it was a fun, binge-worthy listen. Both narrators were new-to-me and I thought they did a great job bringing this story to life. Their pacing and intonation were spot on and I thought they both were able to infuse just the right amount of emotion and tension into their voices as needed. I really enjoyed listening to this book! You can see all my reviews at: https://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com

  21. 5 out of 5

    Travelisfers

    I was ready for a good honest-to-goodness thriller and I got it! To me Her Three Liveswas one of those books that really straddles mystery and thriller. It was a locked room mystery with the thriller components of a break-in, life-threatening injuries, family drama and high tech. It even included a dash of Jamaican food and patois that allowed me to do some armchair travelling – but I was holding tight because the book ended up having me hanging onto my seat! 💫Synopsis 💫 Jade is a young gorgeous u I was ready for a good honest-to-goodness thriller and I got it! To me Her Three Liveswas one of those books that really straddles mystery and thriller. It was a locked room mystery with the thriller components of a break-in, life-threatening injuries, family drama and high tech. It even included a dash of Jamaican food and patois that allowed me to do some armchair travelling – but I was holding tight because the book ended up having me hanging onto my seat! 💫Synopsis 💫 Jade is a young gorgeous up-and-coming social media influencer. She falls in love with super successful (wealthy) famous architect Greg -they are engaged to marry and she is expecting his baby. Greg is several years older than Jade and going through a divorce with all of the trappings including an almost ex-wife and grown children and whose career has colleagues nipping at his heel. A horrendous break-in leaves Greg with a traumatic brain injury and serious PTSD – enough that he has cameras set up all over his house. Jade is also attacked and loses her baby as well as the multi-million-dollar engagement ring on her finger. Who did it? Who really is Jade? Why is Greg so suspicious? Threatening notes and secret pasts are revealed adding to the thrill of the story. 💫My take 💫 The book quickly picks up steam after a slightly slowish start. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and their secrets. I was actually holding my breath at times when secrets were misinterpreted and I really did feel as though I was on a roller-coaster. I thought I knew the twist, but then I wasn’t sure. And that for me is the best in any book! Also, I used to visit Jamaica a lot – so it was fun to hear the patois dialect and I could almost taste the ackee and saltfish Jade made for breakfast! The fact that I read this in two days shows how much fun it was to read. Thank you @meryl_moss for this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Romero

    “All human beings have three lives. Public, Private, and Secret” Gabriel Garcia Marquez A very appropriate quote to start off the book. This standalone thriller is the latest from Holahan and it’s a twisty one. Greg is a recently divorced architect who met Jade, twenty years his junior and fell head over heels for her six months ago. His ex-wife, Leah, got the house and the grown kids so Jade and Greg are living in a rental while their forever home is built and with Jade pregnant, they will all be “All human beings have three lives. Public, Private, and Secret” Gabriel Garcia Marquez A very appropriate quote to start off the book. This standalone thriller is the latest from Holahan and it’s a twisty one. Greg is a recently divorced architect who met Jade, twenty years his junior and fell head over heels for her six months ago. His ex-wife, Leah, got the house and the grown kids so Jade and Greg are living in a rental while their forever home is built and with Jade pregnant, they will all be glad when things calm down. Jade’s public life is pretty good. She’s a media influencer and designer. She is in love with Greg, having a baby, and living the good life. Divorce after 25 years and two kids is not going to be a lovefest. The kids hate her and the ex is a nut. Jade’s private life is complicated. When one evening she and Greg are going out. She is still in the bathroom when she hears the doorbell and then hears screaming. Running out of the bathroom she’s met by an intruder. While Greg survives, the baby does not. Someone deliberately made sure the baby did not live. As they try to piece together what happened and why I kept thinking someone was trying to gaslight them. But who? And why? Greg goes into full security mode and installs cameras in every room, alarms, and trackers. He’s also very paranoid. Jade’s secret life is not as bad as she believes it to be, but when you leave it off of your dating profile, it becomes something that could hurt you. With the ‘help’ of Violet, Greg’s daughter, he begins to doubt Jade. Is she trying to kill him for money? Was she even pregnant and why is she visiting a prison? Oh what a tangled web this was. These kids were just vile and their mother a loon. So what did I think? It was a good idea for a book, but to me, there was no sense of urgency and Greg was a pretty limp character. NetGalley/ April 20th, 2021 Grand Central Publishing

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    My Review of HER THREE LIVES By Author, Cate Holahan Published & Gifted by @GrandCentralPub & @NovelSuspects On Sale- 4/20/21 - Link in Bio ******* This was my first book by psychology thrill master, Author Holahan. It made me want to squeeze someone’s hand the entire time reading it. I felt I was always kept at an arms length from knowing just who the culprit was. As soon as I figured it out...yep, my theory was proven impossible. And the Author was able to maintain this state of mind for me the wh My Review of HER THREE LIVES By Author, Cate Holahan Published & Gifted by @GrandCentralPub & @NovelSuspects On Sale- 4/20/21 - Link in Bio ******* This was my first book by psychology thrill master, Author Holahan. It made me want to squeeze someone’s hand the entire time reading it. I felt I was always kept at an arms length from knowing just who the culprit was. As soon as I figured it out...yep, my theory was proven impossible. And the Author was able to maintain this state of mind for me the whole entire novel. I felt angered because I wanted to be right, I was impatient because I wanted the answers when I asked for them and I was fooled not once; but several times, SO OF COURSE I LOVED THIS BOOK!! How could you not when your intrigue is fulfilled with this suspense fueled home invasion of a relatively new relationship that was picture perfect. Greg a successful & rich white male, meets Jade, a gorgeous black influencer and she is half his age. This does not stop them from falling in love and ending up together. Greg is almost divorced from his first wife, Leah with two children, Paul and Violet. It’s going civilly but Leah is still not settling for less than what she feels she deserves. One night in a home invasion gone wrong or gone right; at Greg & Jade’s picturesque home, leaves Greg fighting for his life and Jade injured. Greg suffers a brain injury that leaves him unable to leave home and possible injuries that could be affecting his mental health. Should Jade, who has been caring for him have to now begin to fear him as she fears the return of the original attackers. Or is Greg correct to be suspicious and paranoid with Jade’s odd behavior and the secrets she has been keeping. Not only do they have each other to suspect but there are more people out to gain from hurting one or both of them. It all plays out and you just never know what the past drags up.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm

    Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan was a thrilling read that had me hooked from page one. Having read and enjoyed One Little Secret a few years ago by this same author I was curious about this one. As the book starts off Jade Thompson and her fiancé Greg are getting ready to go out one evening. Greg opens his front door thinking there is a package delivery and he ends up the victim of a brutal attack that leaves him nearly dead with a brain injury. As Greg begins the healing process with the support Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan was a thrilling read that had me hooked from page one. Having read and enjoyed One Little Secret a few years ago by this same author I was curious about this one. As the book starts off Jade Thompson and her fiancé Greg are getting ready to go out one evening. Greg opens his front door thinking there is a package delivery and he ends up the victim of a brutal attack that leaves him nearly dead with a brain injury. As Greg begins the healing process with the support of his ex-wife, his two children and Jade, the question of who tried to kill him is at the forefront. The detectives assigned to the case are leaving no stone unturned. They start looking into Jade’s line of work as a social influencer and a blogger hoping to find any clues in some of the comments on her blog posts. As the story unfolded I started to dislike Greg more and more. Jade can take of herself financially but Greg is wealthy and makes millions on commission on certain accounts so Jade definitely has motive to have him murdered. These two are both hiding some secrets. Author Cate Holahan continues to pen thrilling reads with twists and turns that have you guessing until the very end. As the book went on I had no idea who attacked Greg until the author revealed it. It made sense and the story was wrapped up nicely and even culminated in a bittersweet ending. I recommend Her Three Lives if you enjoy suspenseful thrillers centered around families. Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I received a copy of Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan from Meryl Moss Media in exchange for my honest thoughts. https://bookwormnai.wordpress.com/202...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Addie BookCrazyBlogger

    Jade Thompson is a social media influencer whose blog is really starting to take off, engaged to an older but successful architect named Greg and expecting their first child. What looks pretty great on the surface has troubles underneath. Greg divorced his wife and his two adult children, Violet, Paul side with his ex Leah, believing Jade to be a home wrecker and everyone’s angry about the new baby. Cultural differences between Jade’s Caribbean heritage and Greg’s Connecticut upbringing don’t he Jade Thompson is a social media influencer whose blog is really starting to take off, engaged to an older but successful architect named Greg and expecting their first child. What looks pretty great on the surface has troubles underneath. Greg divorced his wife and his two adult children, Violet, Paul side with his ex Leah, believing Jade to be a home wrecker and everyone’s angry about the new baby. Cultural differences between Jade’s Caribbean heritage and Greg’s Connecticut upbringing don’t help matters. When Greg is attacked in their home by two masked men and put into a coma, paranoia mixed with a traumatic brain injury leads to more conflict. As Greg’s former family begins feeding into his fears that Jade is a gold digger, worries over the attackers coming back gain greater traction. Can the two trust each other or was this all an end game? I’ve actually been in Greg’s position before, although my attack didn’t take place in my home. Instead, I was driving my car when three girls hit my car and proceeded to pull me out of my car, grab me by the hair, punch me in the face and proceed to slam my head into the concrete. It was terrifying, traumatizing and the court case is still pending, three years later. So I really sympathized with Greg in that retrospect, as I’ve also really struggled with PTSD. In fact, most of 2018 and 2019, I don’t remember, because of the trauma. I also thought the way the book focused on racism was powerful. Greg and Violet were blinded by their own racism and quite frankly, Jade deserved way better. I will say that this was a great psychological thriller. The author did a wonderful job of building parallel suspension, distrust and paranoia amongst the characters, creating an absolutely explosive climax. This is definitely worth the buy.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lisa | Read Between the Spines

    Her Three Lives is billed as a new thriller by Cate Holahan. Prior to picking this book up, I had never heard of Cate Holahan. So I jumped in without knowing what to expect, except for ti to be a suspenseful domestic thriller. However, I found Her Three Lives to be neither suspenseful or thrilling. I nearly did not finish Her Three Lives after reading 46% of it, but since this is an ARC, I made myself finish so that I could give a full review. I found that the characters were undeveloped. When a Her Three Lives is billed as a new thriller by Cate Holahan. Prior to picking this book up, I had never heard of Cate Holahan. So I jumped in without knowing what to expect, except for ti to be a suspenseful domestic thriller. However, I found Her Three Lives to be neither suspenseful or thrilling. I nearly did not finish Her Three Lives after reading 46% of it, but since this is an ARC, I made myself finish so that I could give a full review. I found that the characters were undeveloped. When a book's plot is as simplistic and uneventful as Her Three Lives, it at least needs to have compelling characters to keep me interested. It had none of these. I did not see the ending coming, but most likely, that is simply because I did not care enough to guess. I was completely uninvested in the story and the characters. One thing that really bothered me about this book was the glaring inaccuracies. First, Rikers is a jail, not a prison. Therefore, there is no way that someone convicted and sentenced to 25 years would be housed there. Second, videotaping a person without their consent in a public place is not illegal in New York. If you are going to write a book, at least do the research. If your book involves the U.S. criminal justice system, you should at least understand how it works. While it was not an inaccuracy, one additional thing that made me cringe throughout the book was the normalization of toxic masculinity. Overall, Her Three Lives was okay for me at best. I cannot see myself recommending it to anyone in the future. Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for a free e-ARC in exchange for my fair and honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dee Arr

    “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez provides a peek where this novel is headed with a lead-off quote from his book “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life.” “Her Three Lives” examines the feelings we experience as humans, and how we justify those feelings. When we suspect a loved one is not treating us the way we feel we should be treated, it is easy to believe the worst if those purported facts bolster the narrative in our heads. S “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez provides a peek where this novel is headed with a lead-off quote from his book “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life.” “Her Three Lives” examines the feelings we experience as humans, and how we justify those feelings. When we suspect a loved one is not treating us the way we feel we should be treated, it is easy to believe the worst if those purported facts bolster the narrative in our heads. S/he did something to us, and as we search for reasons why, our brains permit an immersion in the thoughts that strengthen the way we want to feel, justifying our resolve and allowing us to assign blame. We may be wrong, but we fervently follow the path we have shown our brain that we want to follow, and whatever emotions we feel – even if they are negative – still make us feel good, or more to the point, righteous in our final conclusion. Readers will receive intimate knowledge of how that looks in practice by examining the thoughts of the two main characters, Greg and Jade. Author Cate Holohan provides numerous examples of how easily facts can be misinterpreted, especially when a horrific event precedes the sifting of potential motivations. When coupled with outside influences, one can easily see how things can go bad with barely any notice. The book is a slow-building thriller, moving along at a perfect pace until the climax. Ms. Holohan leaves no unexplained threads lying about, deftly fitting everything together and providing a satisfactory experience for the reader. Five stars. My thanks to Meryl Moss Media for a complimentary advance reading copy of this book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Perry

    Jade Thompson, a successful and intelligent social media influencer, is engaged to divorced and wealthy architect, Greg. To the public eye, they have it all. But, after a home invasion leaves Greg with a brain injury, they are both left reeling and searching for answers. While Greg obsesses over the camera feeds of their new security system, he grows more and more suspicious of Jade and her odd behaviors. Does she know more than she is letting on? Could this beautiful woman who claims to love hi Jade Thompson, a successful and intelligent social media influencer, is engaged to divorced and wealthy architect, Greg. To the public eye, they have it all. But, after a home invasion leaves Greg with a brain injury, they are both left reeling and searching for answers. While Greg obsesses over the camera feeds of their new security system, he grows more and more suspicious of Jade and her odd behaviors. Does she know more than she is letting on? Could this beautiful woman who claims to love him actually want him dead? Told from dual perspectives, Her Three Lives, was an enthralling story. I enjoyed the way Cate Holahan writes and found this easy to read. The conversations flowed really well and I thought there was a good mix of fast-paced action and description of the people and their surroundings. I loved the characters in this book. Jade was a strong female character that was dealing with a lot. I loved how her Caribbean culture was incorporated into the story. Her mysterious past was intriguing and had me wanting to read on to find out more. As the story goes on and Greg grapples with his PTSD and increased paranoia, his obsession with the security cameras became so creepy to me. I found his daughter Violet such a frustrating and toxic character. She was very well written to get under my skin the way she did. Even though the ending was somewhat predictable for me, I still really liked this book and I'm left wanting to go back and read Cate's previous work. I'm thankful to have received an eARC copy from the publisher to review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”-Gabriel Garcia Marquez A clever case of who done it? To find the responsible party you must first find their motive. When it comes to murders, it is wise to suspect a spouse or intimate partner, there is even a word for spouse killing spouse, mariticide. But what if the murder was not completed, will you live the rest of your life in fear of those closest and dearest to you? When a so-called robbery go Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”-Gabriel Garcia Marquez A clever case of who done it? To find the responsible party you must first find their motive. When it comes to murders, it is wise to suspect a spouse or intimate partner, there is even a word for spouse killing spouse, mariticide. But what if the murder was not completed, will you live the rest of your life in fear of those closest and dearest to you? When a so-called robbery gone wrong leaves Greg, a renowned architect, physically and mentally vulnerable and his family including his soon to be ex-wife, son, and daughter begin to suspect his fiancée, Jade, a young social media influencer, of being the culprit behind the attack. Tensions intensify between the architect and his fiancée as he becomes more suspect of her every move. What does Jade have to hide, why is she being so secretive? Jade, a three-fold woman, highly sought out lifestyle influencer, beloved wife/expectant mother, and the secret keeper of a haunting past. With the home invasion leaving her soon to be husband in a mental and physical state different from the man she fell in love with, Jade desperately attempts to keep her past buried. But why? Is she protecting her husband or is she only protecting herself? As the story unfolds, you are invested in uncovering the truth. You begin to find the true motives of the characters involved. This captivating slow burn suspense has the feel of an investigation/true crime a la Law and Order/ CSI, an aspect which I enjoyed. However, if you are looking for a fast-paced thriller with more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller coaster, this may be a pass for you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stanley McShane

    Read my full review on Rosepoint Publishing. Greg is a well-to-do early fifty something, Harvard educated, and a successful architect. After only six months, he has invited Jade Thompson to share a rental until they are married and have the baby in their new home. She is the product of the Caribbean and a strong social media influencer. She is also the May to his December. This is not his first marriage, nor his first child, and although he met Jade after he separated from his wife of twenty-five Read my full review on Rosepoint Publishing. Greg is a well-to-do early fifty something, Harvard educated, and a successful architect. After only six months, he has invited Jade Thompson to share a rental until they are married and have the baby in their new home. She is the product of the Caribbean and a strong social media influencer. She is also the May to his December. This is not his first marriage, nor his first child, and although he met Jade after he separated from his wife of twenty-five years, his soon to be ex and both of his children are more than a little unsettled at being replaced. From the outset, there is the failure of disclosure. She harbors secrets. So when they are attacked and he’s left with a serious brain injury and she loses their baby, it sets off a devastating chain of events. Greg’s daughter is planting venom in his mind regarding Jade, adding to his insecurity and paranoia. He has wealth. Is it his money? Does the attack stem from her father, his associates, or one of his victims? I had a problem getting into this one. It dragged a bit for me. Not so much a thriller as a slow build of suspense. It gradually makes it to conclusion, but by then a matter of eliminating one or the other (not that many and a bit obvious). FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Deb Zipf, Senior Publicist, Meryl Moss Media Group through NetGalley and these are my honest thoughts. 3.5 stars

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