If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying…
Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving.
Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.
Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.
Oh my, where do I start…..?
DCI Jack Harper is called to a murder scene. A woman’s body has been found in the woods and he recognises her, as he had been with her that night. But, he keeps that to himself for fear of being thought a suspect…
Anna Andrews, a TV journalist isn’t covering the story. She’s had to return to her hometown of Blackdown to do so and memories of her earlier life there floodback. She’s also an alcoholic.
Tragedy links these two damaged people.
When a second body is found, the story gets dark and twisted. As the body count grows how are these victims linked? Who would want them dead?
I can’t say much for fear of spoiling this complex plot, but it deals with difficult, emotive subjects with a deft touch. Told from the perspective of Jack, Anna and a killer it gives a unique atmosphere and insights into the characters lives, their secrets and pasts, really bringing them to life.
I read a lot of thrillers, but this is something special, it’s dark, compelling and a read in one sitting psychological thriller. Absolutely brilliant.
Thank you to HQ for the opportunity to take part in this blogger takeover day and for an eARC of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.