A murder has taken place. There is a clear suspect based on evidence at the scene. One of the things I loved is the author didn’t use a pronoun so you don’t know if the victim is male or female. Not until near the very end! There are alternating perspectives from several characters; these cloud the waters when you are formulating theories about the interwoven scenarios.
This touches on so many issues from a school girl crush on a handsome teacher, a newly married couple who are at odds about having a baby, bullying, a mentally ill neighbor which you really feel for and a brilliant teenage boy who is expert at watching people and keeping detailed journals on activities.
As a mystery/ thriller fan and reader I was pleased this wasn’t a slam dunk for me. Was I surprised about the ending? You betcha.
This is the second novel I have read by Lisa Jewell and it’s most certainly not the last. I enjoyed her latest book, The Family Upstairs, and certainly enjoyed this one. Up next for me is Jewell’s novel I Found You.
Sharing with Joy for her British Isles Friday event.