*** WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2013 ***
He swore he was a killer. The truth was worse.
An overnight plane delay is bad.
Having to share your hotel room with a stranger is worse.
But that is only the beginning of Gaby Struthers' problems.
Gaby has never met Lauren Cookson before. So how does Lauren know so much about her? How does she know that the love of Gaby's life has been accused of murder? Why is she telling her that he is innocent? And why is she so terrified of Gaby?
If you loved Gone Girl, you'll find this chilling domestic thriller impossible to put down.
A labyrinthine plot and thoroughly unlikable characters hamper Hannah's eighth Sgt. Charlie Zailer and Det. Constable Simon Waterhouse mystery (after 2013's Kind of Cruel). Since Charlie is no longer a member of CID, due to a disastrous previous case, only Simon can officially investigate the murder of Francine Breary, by all accounts a horrible person, whose husband confessed to the killing but doesn't know why. Simon and Charlie bicker constantly about the "Don't-Know-Why Killer," exchanges that are grating rather than endearing. Readers familiar with Hannah's narrative style may latch on more easily than a new audience Charlie and Simon's police work is told in the third person but intermixed with a first-person account from the viewpoint of a mysterious woman. Either way, it's difficult to become invested in a case populated nearly exclusively by unpleasant people.
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I must agree with other readers, very disappointing. A lengthy book with a poor ending. I also kept on reading (especially as I had paid good money for it) hoping for something to happen. With over 1000 pages (on iPad) it was a struggle.
Kept on reading as I was expecting a really clever twist to the story which never came! Poor ending as with all of the previous books by this author.