Allusions: LGBTQ Writing
Laury A. Egan - Doublecrossed
Ever dream of finding the perfect lover? When Alexandra Wyatt meets Marnie Hardwick, Alex is thrilled to end her solitary, unhappy existence. After several blissful months, the two women buy a house set deep in a dense pine forest. However, the landscape soon dissolves from idyllic to disturbing as Alex begins to suspect the relationship is an illusory trap. Fueled by jealousy, anger, and curiosity, Alex rushes into a bizarre intersection of past and present that holds treacherous consequences.
Doublecrossed is a suspenseful tale of desire, deception, betrayal, and smoldering revenge that sparks a complex plot to achieve retribution. At once a strange love story and a cascading nightmare, written in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith, the novel entangles the reader in a web of psychological intrigue.
Doublecrossed includes scenes of physical violence and abuse and is recommended for mature adults.
“Doublecrossed is a psychological thriller that drops you in the middle of an intense relationship which turns disturbing after several months. As the blissful honeymoon phase fades, the protagonist's concerns grow for whether she knows her lover at all. Laury Egan's descriptions will place you in the thick of Alex's world, wondering what will happen next. Be prepared for this story to burrow in your mind and set up shop. It will linger long after you finish reading.”—Jazzy Mitchell, author of Leveling Up