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.
4.75 rounded up
This novel is released on April 30th, 2020.
Trigger warning: This book includes bullying and some other scenes.
Alice Feeney is the queen of plot twists and she never fails to disappoint and she always delivers. I can honestly say that she is one of my favorite authors and when I heard that she had a new book out, I knew I had to get my hands on it.
This novel is about a woman named Anna Andrews a journalist who goes back to her hometown to cover a story about a murder of a girl she knew in high school. DCI Jack Harper is the lead detective on the case and but he knows the victim and finds himself in the middle of the investigation. But Anna and Jack were married before and they each have thier own secrets. Nothing is as it seems so brace yourselves.
I loved Anna’s character. There was so much depth to her character and I think that Feeney portrayed her so well. This novel does have some trigger warnings that can be a little uncomfortable to read but if you have the stomach for it, it’s definitely for you! I loved how she would go back and forth and so we would see Anna and her friends when they were in high school which is very very important as we go along in the story.
Feeney’s novels are always amazing and I can never find myself getting bored while reading. She structures her stories in such an intriguing way, that every page you read is interesting and you’ll be flipping pages till 1 am. I loved the chapters that were in italics, because we think we know who the killer is as we go along but we really know nothing at all. Her plots are so intricate and complex which is what I love the most about her stories because we can’t really guess anything which makes it more hooking for us.
Her plot twists are the most original and twisty twists ever! I can never guess them and usually I can kind of hint at who it is but never with her novels. Feeney puts the psycho in psycholigical thrillers and I think it’s fair to say that this book fits the category really well. It’s always on the very last page too. She’ll put twists near the very end, but wil always shock you with the very last page and I always look forward to it. You kind of have to prepare yourself for her twists because they’re like a slap in the face (in a good way) and you have to kind of stop and take in what you just read.
A job very well done to Alice Feeney and I am certain that this will be a huge hit in the bookstores!
Thank you to Curtis Brown and HQ for sending me an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review!