Lin Mere was searching for her fatherís family who resided in New Zealand. Lin was born in this land and decided it was time she met them; wondering if she had any brothers or sisters. Her birth mother left a long time ago and her dad had recently died. Her stepmother had dementia and was taken care of by a daughter. Now was the time for Lin to make her move.
A project manager, she accepted a job at a telecommunications company, but found that it was a typical good-old-boys network. In spite of that, she quickly moved up the ladder.
She located her two sisters and their families, and reconnected with Ben, an old boyfriend. She also settled into a penthouse apartment owned by the family. She learned startling truths about her father, his first family, and his long-term relationship with Linís mother, and how misconceptions can threaten to destroy real love.
While Lin enjoyed her new living arrangements and everything started to fall into place, growing intrigue and treachery at the office and struggling relationships within the family threatened to destroy her plans for a fulfilling future.
As things started heating up at the office and she was in the battle of her career, she also realized someone in her family wanted her dead. She must find the killer before she became the next victim.
Trilemma, the first novel written by Jennifer Mortimer, was an emotional and physical ride as Lin tried to succeed in her career and connect with family who were not necessarily interested in connecting with her.
As described in the forward, Trilemma meant a choice of three favorable options, only two of which were possible at the same time. The author carefully laid out the three choices Lin had to choose from, in this case her desire for a successful corporate career, developing a relationship with estranged family members, or focusing on a loving relationship she thought was lost.
The author moved smoothly between the corporate world, Linís present home life, and her newly found family. Her characters were well built and for the most part their behavior believable. There was a bit of suspense, romance, mystery, and adventure tied into one neat package.
This novel was a fairly quick read and interesting enough to keep readers turning pages to see what happens next. The surprising twists and turns increased the intrigue factor as the storyline played out.
A special thank you goes to Oceanview Publishing for providing us with a complimentary copy of this book for our review. If you are interested in purchasing this book, Trilemma is available at Amazon.com.