Anastasia Zadeik, the author of “Blurred Fates” has written a captivating, intense, and suspenseful novel. The genres are Psychological Thriller, and Domestic Thriller. The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her dramatic characters as complex and complicated. There are betrayals, threats, suspense, dark secrets, untruths, gaslighting, infidelity, and danger.
The protagonist, Kate Whittier has a wealthy husband, two lovable children and what looks like a perfect life. Unfortunately it is all a facade for Kate, hidden by dark secrets, omissions, and lies. Kate realizes that the life she has can be over, if the past surfaces. Kate comes from an extremely dysfunctional family, and her husband comes from a wealthy and distinguished family.
A mutual friend, Ryan McCann, a journalist had introduced both Kate and Jacob. He is very involved in their lives and the children’s. Ryan confirms the night that Jacob was so drunk that he had an a sexual indiscretion. This sexual indiscretion makes Kate question everything about her marriage and her life.
I appreciate that the author discusses important issues as mental health, rape, and sexual and emotional harassment and stress. I like that the author mentions the importance of honesty, trust, second chances, family, love and hope. I highly recommend this thought-provoking and memorable novel.