Oh bloody hell, what a book! Just as I thought I knew what was happening, there was a new surprise element to the story to absorb and something else added to the mystery.
A couple coping when a devastating illness affects one of them.
Secrets from the past. Secrets from each other.
You think you know someone but do you really? All is never as it seems in this book. One thing led to another which made me think ‘of course’, only to be totally wrong footed again.
Louise Voss is a new writer to me but she most definitely deserves a place in the top tier of crime fiction writers.
I understand that this type of book is now referred to as ‘domestic noir’. Well it’s certainly that.
The book was an exceptionally good enjoyable read with a totally absorbing free flowing narrative. Well plotted, planned and executed.
Finished the book by reading well into the night until my Other Half found me asleep the next morning with the book draped across me on the last page. Of course he took a photo on his phone that I’m not sharing and no-one can make me! 😉
All in all a cracking good read. Looking forward to looking for more books by this author.
With many thanks to Karen from Orenda books who very kindly sent me an ARC copy.
I enjoyed it so much that I bought a Kindle copy to read out and about.
About the Author
Over her eighteen-year writing career, Louise Voss has had books out via pretty much every publishing model there is, from deals with major traditional publishing houses (Transworld and Harper Collins), to digital-only (the Amazon-owned Thomas & Mercer) and self-publishing – she and co-author Mark Edwards were the first UK indie-published authors to hit the No. 1 spot on Amazon back in 2011. She has had eleven novels published in total, five solo and six co-written, a combination of psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction. Louise has an MA(Dist) in Creative Writing and also works as a literary consultant and mentor for writers at http://www.thewritingcoach.co.uk. She lives in South-West London and is a proud member of two female crime-writing collectives, The Slice Girls and Killer Women.