Anna Andrews is a tv newscaster with the BBC. She grew up in Blackdown, a small village outside of London, and has worked hard climbing the corporate ladder. When she goes back to Blackdown to cover a murder, she discovers that the victim is one of her friends from when she was a teenager.
DCI Jack Harper is Anna’s ex-husband and moved back to Blackdown from London when they separated. He is working the murder but soon realizes that it appears that someone is setting him up as the killer. Soon more of Anna’s friends from the past begin showing up dead.
There are so many lies and so many secrets and we find out the truth through alternating points of view from Anna and Jack.
This is the first Alice Feeney book I have read and I am impressed. The writing style was easy to read and the story engaging. I have been reducing the number of thrillers I read simply because so many are cookie cutter and I can guess the killer 25% of the way into the story. This book was certainly different and it kept me guessing until the last four pages as to the killer’s identity. I will definitely be checking out more of this author’s work. I listened to this on audiobook, the narrators being Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine and they were excellent.
Thank you to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.