Fiction - Suspense
228 Pages
Reviewed on 10/16/2023
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Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers' Favorite

On their wedding semi-anniversary, Adam Ashwood shares great news with his wife Lily. Lily is content with her modest and comfortable lifestyle. She loves change and is excited that their hard work on improving their lives has finally started to pay off. Sarah and Josh seem like a happy and beautiful couple to the outside world, but they fight a lot, mainly due to Sarah's mother. Both Sarah and her mother love money and expensive things. Sometimes, Lily wonders how she remained friends with someone like Sarah, who is fundamentally different from her in their tastes and lifestyle preferences. She believes Sarah was brainwashed by her greedy mother to maintain an impeccable image. However, Josh and Lily soon learn who Sarah truly is and what she's capable of. Read Lily by Rebecca Seymour to learn more about Lily's story.

I did not expect this book to be so intriguing, amazing, and useful. Lily by Rebecca Seymour is wonderfully written, with a rich atmosphere, suspense, and psychological complexity. It's a compelling read, mainly due to the author's in-depth knowledge of control and emotional abuse, red flags in friendships, unconditional trust, love and loyalty, empathy traps, and fairness. This story reminds readers that empathy is a gift and must not be wasted on unworthy people. It shows how the wrong people you let into your life can wreck your dreams and make you waste your empathy, compassion, warmth, love, and forgiveness on them. It's about identity, motives, aspirations, loss, facing a moral dilemma, and knowing people's true essence and what they're capable of. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys psychological suspense thrillers.

Pikasho Deka

Lily is a suspense drama novel by Rebecca Seymour. Lily and Adam Ashwood are a happily married couple eager to bring a child into their lives. When their best friends, Josh and Sarah Meyer, invite them on a trip to the Grand Canyon, Lily and Adam graciously accept their invitation. However, little did Lily know that the trip would change her life forever. During their trip, Sarah and Josh display some oddly disagreeable behavior that puts Adam and Lily on edge. After a seemingly shocking accident results in the deaths of Adam and Josh, Lily is devastated, and her life turns upside down. Soon, she comes across information that Adam's and Josh's deaths might not have been the result of an accident. Will Lily be able to confront the person responsible for the murders and bring the culprit to justice?

Mixing elements of psychological thriller and crime noir, Rebecca Seymour has crafted a captivating suspense drama that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Lily is a gripping tale of greed, betrayal, and murder. The plot has some shocking reveals that pull the rug from under your feet, and it gets you wondering what's going to happen next. Seymour manages to put readers directly into each character's headspace, and it helps you understand their psyche and the agency behind their actions and motives. Lily is the central protagonist around whom the narrative revolves. She is a kind-hearted woman who leaves no stone unturned to get her revenge, and you end up rooting for her toward the end. This is a book for readers who love suspense stories with an atmosphere filled to the brim with tension and intrigue.

Natalie Soine

Lily by Rebecca Seymour is a gripping suspense novel that unfolds in the bustling city of Philadelphia. Lily and Adam Ashwood's lives take a thrilling turn when Adam and his business partner, Josh Meyer, secure a lucrative business contract. These couples share a close friendship, and they all appear to enjoy their harmonious lives. However, beneath the facade of happiness, secrets and sinister intentions lurk. Perceptive and honest, Lily reaches out to Sarah, cautioning her about the toll of maintaining a flawless image to please Lorri, who is snobbish and demanding. A seemingly innocent hiking trip to the Grand Canyon takes a tragic turn when amidst the scenic beauty, disaster strikes. Lily receives a mysterious parcel containing damning evidence of the evil plot and is determined to seek justice.

Rebecca Seymour masterfully weaves a tale of suspense and intrigue in Lily. Her narrative skillfully navigates the complexities of relationships, trust, and betrayal, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout. The characters are well-developed, each with their secrets and motivations, making the story all the more engrossing. Seymour's storytelling is punctuated with vivid descriptions of the Grand Canyon's breathtaking beauty, contrasting with the darkness lurking within the characters' hearts. The plot is carefully constructed, and the pacing is just right, building tension and anticipation as the story unfolds. One of the novel's strengths lies in its exploration of the consequences of deceit and the lengths to which one will go to protect their secrets. The moral dilemmas faced by the characters are thought-provoking and add depth to the narrative. Lily is a compelling read combining suspense, drama, and moral reflection elements.