When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . .
Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.
Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.
So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?
'Everyone is going to be talking about The Rumour. An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming!’ Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.
'In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.' Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water
'A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When a rumour begins to make its way around the school yard, single mother Joanna Critchley can think of little else. As she obsesses over the possibility that a killer lurks nearby, she unravels a tangled web of suspicion and begins to realise her sleepy seaside town is far less innocent than she thought. Dripping with intrigue, this thriller will have Big Little Lies fans revelling in its themes of gossip, secrecy and female friendship. Debut novelist Lesley Kara leads us down several deliciously blind alleys before hurtling in an unexpected—and satisfying—direction.
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Bit slow to start but the second half made up for it!
I love thrillers that aren’t too heavy and are easy to read , this book is written simply marvellously. Very easy to read and the ending is nothing you would expect. The characters and scenery are relatable and believable . Absolutely loved this. 10/10 would recommend
Good for insomnia
If you have insomnia this book might help. Terribly written and incredibly boring.