Review // A Fatal Affair by A.R. Torre

July 14, 2023

The female victim wasn't beautiful.
Wasn't rich.
Wasn't single.
So how did she end up in a Beverley Hills mansion with Trent Iverson? And why was she dead?

A Fatal Affair by A.R. Torre

My Rating - ★★★★
Release - June 20, 2023
Genre - Murder Mystery
POV - Multiple 3rd person
Source - borrowed from Kindle Unlimited
Length - 313 pages

Actress Nora Kemp loves two men. One is Hugh Iverson, a philanthropic movie star who gives Nora security and respectability. The other is Hugh’s twin brother, Trent, a Hollywood bad boy who brings out Nora’s wild side. When Trent and an unidentified woman are found dead on the Iversons’ Beverly Hills property, more than Nora’s and Hugh’s reputations are at stake.

An investigation suggests murder-suicide. But there’s more to the crime than first meets the eye: suspicions of a serial killer with a bizarre motive, Hugh’s unnerved and cautious staff, and a missing mother and son. As two LA detectives sift through the deceptions of the innocent and the guilty—some living and some dead—solving the case becomes a cunning cat-and-mouse game.

Because in a city of illusions, the truth—no matter how dangerous—is so easy to hide.

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My Two Cents

Was I caught completely by surprise? No.
Did I guess the answers pretty much from the beginning? Yes.
Did any of this matter? Absolutely not!

It’s been some time since I’ve read from this author, but thanks to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse and her fantastic reviews, this story hit my radar.

I love a good mystery and A Fatal Affair delivered. While I guessed many of its secrets before their reveals, I wasn’t as prepared for all of the ultimate twists and turns involved in this story. When reading a mystery, what more can you ask for than a book that keeps you guessing until the end?

I really liked how everything was wrapped up so neatly. There was a crime, many suspects, loads of secrets, a ton of subtext, and I enjoyed it all. There were multiple sides to the story and each one was captured in its own short chapters, moving the story along fast and keeping me engaged. I read this in TWO HOURS!! I’d recommend this one to anyone who likes a bit of fun and intrigue with their reading.

The Author

A.R. Torre is a pseudonym of Alessandra Torre and is her dark alter ego. While Alessandra enjoys spicy romances, A.R. love twisted stories filled with secrets, suspense, drama, and danger.

Alessandra/A.R. is a multi-time Goodreads Choice Nominee. Her books have hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestseller lists. Over a million readers have enjoyed her novels in more than thirty countries.

In addition to writing, Alessandra teaches online courses to aspiring and published authors via She hosts an annual conference and has built a community of over 40,000 authors.

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  1. Yay! So happy I could help you find this book! Your review for it was fabulous. I'm glad it was a win for you. Have you read any of her others? Every Last Secret is probably my favorite.

    1. Thanks so much! 💜
      Taking a look at Every Last Secret now 😘

  2. This sounds right up my alley! I love books that keep me guessing until the end. Fantastic review, Nat! ❤️ I'm adding it to my tbr! 😍

    1. Thanks Jess! 💜
      I can't wait to see what you think 😊

  3. Two hours! Wow. Glad this was good. I love a good mystery and even if I guess the particulars, sometimes the atmosphere or the book just draw me in!

    1. That's exactly it. Knowing is okay as long as the journey is worth it.


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