This is one of those books that should come with a warning of extreme intrigue. I could not stop reading it once I had started.
Nora, a crime fiction author, 26 years old is invited to a hen do of a school friend she has not seen in 10 years. Despite her apprehension she accepts the invitation to an uncomfortable gathering that ends in bloodshed and the revelation of a decade old deception.
There are writers and then there are talented storytellers and this author falls into the latter category. It was very easy, quite early on, to get a handle on the characters and form strong bonds and reactions to them, so much so, I was sorry when I reached the end of the book.
The plausibility of the story gave it that added chill factor that I loved and the sheer malice underlying the plot was superbly unravelled and stayed with me long after. Psychological thrillers don’t get much better than this.
I definitely will be looking into more books from this author in future.