**3.5-stars rounded up**
Self-Help guru, Faith Finley, has suffered a lot of trauma in her life. Luckily enough, she has been able to spin these negative events and use them for good.
Those horrifying personal experiences help her better relate to the individuals she counsels and she feels like it makes her advice more credible.
Just when her career is starting to take off, with a successful book published and regular radio and television spots, a sex scandal hits the news waves and her reputation is instantly shattered.
A past patient has come forward and made some pretty damning allegations against her. Since her main area of interest is abusive or toxic relationships, this patient’s claim seems particularly ironic.
She can’t believe it. She had such a good relationship with him. Why would he do this to her?
Faith doesn’t take the scrutiny well, relying on pills and drink to get her through.
Her loving husband, Liam, claims to believe her, but still, their relationship begins to feel the strain as well.
After a mysterious accident, Liam disappears. Faith is desperate to find him, or at least find out what happened to him.
Is it a case of a man fleeing an unhappy marriage or did something more sinister happen to him? When Faith ends up a suspect in his disappearance, she becomes even more determined to find out the truth.
With her own mental health spiraling, it’s hard to determine how much Faith actually knows.
Y’all know, I love a unreliable narrator and Faith Finley fits that description to a T. In addition to the fantastic use of an unreliable narrator trope, you also have Faith working a bit as an amateur sleuth in order to determine what happened to Liam.
Having two of my favorite tropes, it is no surprise that I really enjoyed Someone’s Listening.
I found it easy to become completely immersed within the story. Faith has a lot of flaws, but I think they are flaws that many readers will be able to relate to.
She’s not claiming to be perfect and I think after everything she has gone through, you can’t help but root for her to finally get some peace.
There are so many twists and turns and exciting leads that Faith follows during her investigation. Red herrings are plentiful and really well executed, in my opinion.
The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that, for some reason, I thought there was going to be a radio show involved in the story and there’s not.
Admittedly, that’s my own fault, but I just wish we could have got a little more of her in action in her career, but that isn’t a part of it at all.
Overall, I think this is a fun, fast Domestic Suspense novel that a lot of Readers will enjoy!
Thank you so much to the publisher, Graydon House, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review, and for including me in the Blog Tour for the book release.
I definitely hope to read more from Seraphina Nova Glass in the future!