A life has been taken. But whose life is it?
On a stifling hot day, former journalist Dee Doran finds the crumpled body of her friend at the roadside. Katie and her little boy, Jake, have been a light in Dee’s otherwise desolate life – now a woman is dead and a child is missing.
Katie has been keeping secrets for a long time. Years earlier, she fell for the wrong person. But he was in love with someone else; who he couldn’t have but couldn’t keep away from. When jealousy and desire spilled over into murder Katie hid the truth, and has been pretending ever since.
As Dee assists the police with their enquiries she’s compelled to investigate too. She realises Katie wasn’t who she claimed to be. Lies are catching up. Stories are unravelling. Revenge is demanded and someone must pay the price. The question is: who?
✨MY THOUGHTS ✨
This story is full of lies, mystery, twists and turns. It didn’t take me long to read this edge of your seat mystery. As I wanted to know what the heck was going on and who exactly was the body on the beach.
Dee Doran, now she was a great character to head up a mystery story. Let’s just say she isn’t the most reliable of characters. When she found the body outside her house, she was a little bit hungover and can’t actually remember much of the previous nights events. She is currently unemployed, and is a little bit lost in life. She definitely doesn’t enjoy where she’s living and hankers for London life. As her previous job was a journalist, when the investigation into the body on the beach starts to become more twisted and mysterious. Dee uses her skills and contacts (which she has plenty in the journalist world) to uncover the riddle of who is the woman?
This story is told mainly from Dee’s point of view in the present surrounding the case. However, we get flashback chapters from Katie, the missing friend (who Dee first thought was lying dead outside her house) from these flashbacks we can start to piece together what has happened to build up to the present day murder.
Along the way we meet a variety of characters that add to the mystery. Believe me you need your wits about you to keep up with Katie’s story and realise who is involved.
A tale of infatuation, obsession and jealousy all twisted up into a great thriller that culminates into a thrilling showdown. Perfect reading.
Thank you to Tracy for my stop on the blog tour. And thank you to the publishers for my gifted digital copy.