I’ve cheated on my wife. A lot.
I know, I know … that makes me the bad guy. But you don’t understand what I’ve gone through. The dead bedroom. The cold stares. You have no idea what it’s been like to live for years without a kiss, or a touch, or even a smile.
Ever since high school my wife has been the woman of my dreams. She still is. I can’t even imagine my life without her. Besides that, I have our kids to think of. They need a stable home. At least until they’re out on their own. But I need to feel wanted. To feel like a man. So I’ve had meaningless one-night-stands to try to dull the pain.
I thought I was safe. I actually convinced myself I was being careful, and that no one would ever find out. I went to places my wife never frequented. Bars, clubs, streets in the sketchy parts of other cities. I really believed she would never find out. But now, someone figured out my deepest, darkest secret … and I’m being blackmailed. They say they’re going to tell her … tell everyone I know … if I don’t pay them. And they want more money than I’ve ever seen in my bank account.
I don’t care what it takes, I’m going to find this bastard. I have to. My whole world depends on it.
Infidelity Inlet by Carol McMahon (Liars Island)
English | 2021 | Mystery & Thriller | 209 KB