Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can’t get any worse – until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed.
When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect.
To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence.
With all the evidence pointing to her, the only way she can escape conviction is by discovering the true identity of her husband’s killer.
But who really did murder Paul?
The truth is never straightforward…
Many thanks to the author, Bloodhound Books and blog tour organiser Anne Cater for the ARC in return for an honest review.
I would firstly like to say that is an enjoyable thriller, I spent many hours reading time trying to figure out who the killer actually was. The great thing was that it is so well written I couldn’t begin guess who it was and to me, that’s the mark of a well written story.
Yet for some reason I couldn’t take to Julie as a character. She is beautifully written as the wronged wife, she is determined and resourceful, but she annoyed me. Now this is a very personal reaction and not a reflection on the character or the writing, so don’t let that pit you off, because this book has so much to recommend it.
The plot is solid and well paced. It has the right balance of character development and story arc. The twists and reveal of the killer made me gasp and I will certainly will read more by this author, I just wish I could have liked Julie more.
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About the author.
Leigh Russell, author of the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel crime series, has sold well over a million books worldwide.
Her novels have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Turkish. Reaching #1 on Kindle, her books have been selected as Best Fiction Book of the Year by the Miami Examiner, voted Best Crime Fiction Book of the Year in Crime Time, a Top Read on Eurocrime and shortlisted for the John Creasey New Blood CWA Dagger Award, long listed for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and a finalist for the People’s Book Prize.
Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English. She serves on the board of the Crime Writers Association, chairs the Debut Dagger Judges, and is a Royal Literary Fellow.