Riveting and wonderfully tense, I adored Claire Douglas’s new psychological suspense novel. I was particularly impressed as the story is more a why-dunnit than a who-dunnit, and these can be tricky to pull off. But Douglas manages to set up a double murder, one in the past and one in the present, so smoothly that I couldn’t stop flipping the pages to find out what was going to happen.
Set in a small seaside town with a deftly woven cast of characters, the story starts with a woman murdering a man and a woman, then neatly explores the story behind why. When local journalist Jessica Fox gets wind of this story, and finds out it was her childhood best friend who committed the murder, she begins a balancing act between the job she loves and her sense of loyalty to her old friend.
I highly recommend this compelling, wonderful novel.
Thank you to Netgalley for this advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.