Everyone’s invited. Someone will never leave.
In a grand townhouse rented specially for the evening, Hannah beams at her guests under the sparkling chandelier. Her sisters, her mother and aunt, her best friends… although she’ll miss them all so much when she moves away, tonight is about celebrating the happy times and raising a toast to the future.
But the next morning, one of the guests is found cold and lifeless in their pristine white bed.
Hannah is desperate to call the police. After all, it must have been an accident. Perhaps too much wine, on a night where emotions were running high. But it soon becomes clear that every single person at the party has something to hide.
A mother who’ll do anything for her daughters.
Best friends with dark secrets between them.
A sister with a jealous streak.
What if one of them is a killer?
And what if this is just the first victim?
An absolutely unputdownable thriller that won’t let you sleep until you’ve reached the final page! Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, The Hunting Party and Shari Lapena.
Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.
He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.
My thoughts: this could have gone so differently, had people made different choices. But in deciding to cover things up, Hannah and her family make things a whole lot worse for themselves. Now the police have questions and Hannah’s big travel plans are on hold, everyone’s panicking and making themselves look more suspicious than ever. Hannah takes it upon herself to launch her own investigation as the police circle and is joined by Zach, her friend’s equally determined boyfriend.
There is an absolutely shocking twist right at the end that flips the whole thing on its head that you won’t see coming, I certainly didn’t. Not giving you any clues though. Just know you’ll be stunned.
Clever, gripping and with several surprises along the way, this is an excellent read.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.