MY THOUGHTS: A definite 5*
This is an amazing book; I loved it from start to finish and could not put it down until the last page had been turned.
Lily is married to Ed Macdonald, he works in advertising but dreams of owning his own art gallery. She is in law and has just been handed a case that could possibly mean an appeal and a re-trial.
Joe has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend in a bath of scalding water. He leads Lily to find new evidence on his case, new evidence is the only way an appeal and re-trial can take place.
Carla and her mum live in the same building as Lily and Ed. Carla is teased and bullied at school because she is Italian; her mum is a single parent and cannot afford the things that other children have, this adding fuel to fire for the children bullying Carla.
The characters in this book all have secrets; all want them to remain secret, some at all costs. Then there are the little lies that seem to creep in, just little ones, but they are lies all the same.
The story begins when Carla is a child and then re-joins when she is an adult. It is set out in quick chapters alternating between Lily and Carla. They are well described each one memorable and detailed. The plots within this story are very well executed with many twists and turns, leading the reader on an amazing journey to a climatic ending and a satisfying conclusion, with all loose ends tied up and all questions answered.
Jane Corry worked in a high security male prison and her experiences there have given her an edge for detail. I imagine that when Lily first visited Joe for the discussion of an appeal, that Jane was describing her first time experience, it had a very real feel to it.
I would highly recommend this book to readers of Crime and Thriller genres. I think it would also make a great book for Reading Groups; there are many topics that would be good for discussion points.
FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES MURDER.
The addictive psychological thriller everyone’s talking about!
‘My head’s still spinning from all the twists!’ Mark Edwards
What if your life was built on a lie?
When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind.
But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who’s accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for.
But is he really innocent?
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- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (25 Aug. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241256488
- ISBN-13: 978-0241256480