This review will be short as I don’t want to give anything away!
It was a book club read on instagram that I should have waited till the end of the month to discuss but …I simply could not stop reading it!
Thrillers and mysteries is not my preferred genre so I might be biased as in “not experienced” in these kind of plots but Alice Feeney had me guessing until the last pages!
Or rather, I thought I had figured it out a first time, close to the end. And it seemed so.
But then, bam! No it was someone else “who did it”!
And when I was confident that now the mystery was solved and I had the “good” murderer, she turned my world on its axis again!
I was left batterd and bruised, knocked out cold!
This is twisted, crazy, tense, savage, creepy … a perfect read for the season.
But let’s backtrack.
This book is told from two POV.
Anna’s POV and Jack’s POV.
When you begin reading, nor Anna nor Jack are really loveable.
Anna is a drunk and very ambitious but you can’t help pity her as she loses the position she so proudly occupied for two years now.
Pretty early on, you guess a drama happened that made her lose her world and she now is alone, hyper focused on her job as a news reporter.
Jack is her ex husband and a cop. At the head of the crime unit in a small village, you understand that he “shagged” women after divorcing his wife while now living with another woman and a baby…
Not something to admire right?
Old before his age because of the same drama that happened to Anna, cynical he also is in a bad position at the opening of the book because there is a murder in his small town and he could be a prime suspect.
When Anna comes to cover the news, things get complicated.
Alice Feeney had me believing that “he” or “she” did it depending on the chapter and the clues left behind. Back and forth my doubts volleyed back between these two.
They hide so many secrets. Some are really ugly and will be uncovered by the very end, shocking you as you never guessed what they were!
Both characters are flawed, bruised and will have to learn forgiveness and collaborate in the hope of finding that killer on the lose because he won’t stop at one victim!
As I said, I am not very experienced with this kind of reads and maybe I am too easily impressed with the writer but based on the high praises that book is getting, I’d say this is an outstanding crime/mystery/thriller book!
Perfect for my friend Alexandra or Lindsey!
Have your read it? Or any of her other books?
Thanks for reading!