When a body is pulled out of an office fire, three women are first in line for questioning.
All of them have reasons for wanting revenge against the company’s CEO.
It could be Laura, who has returned to work to find that her maternity cover isn’t leaving. The CEO insists he’s doing what’s best for the company. Laura isn’t convinced he’s telling the truth.
Or there’s Mia. Brought in as temporary cover for Laura, she has quickly made herself indispensable – and popular with her colleagues. But if people knew why she was so desperate to keep her job, they might not welcome her so freely.
Then there’s Janie, wife to the CEO, who gave up her courtroom career to support her husband and his business. She has her own secret to protect – and will go to any length to keep it safe.
They never thought it would come to this.
A Cleverly Plotted Novel!
What a cleverly plotted novel! Three women, one crime and no straight path to the guilty.
Laurie chose her own replacement to cover whilst she took maternity leave; on her return she’s shocked to find Mia still in place. Mia, in turn, has worked hard to make herself useful and popular and has no intentions of being squeezed out – she needs this job – but why? Janie, whose husband is CEO, gave up her successful career to look after their children, but isn’t completely happy about it. All three women have secrets, and when a fire destroys the iconic building where the business operates from, all three come under suspicion.
I have visions of the author with a plotting board getting her threads in a tangle trying to work out this one – I know my thoughts were twisting this way and that as I tried to come up with ‘whodunnit’! Every time I had to lay this book aside (I feel asleep whilst reading late into the night), I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters and wondering who, what, where and why! The answer comes at the end, and what a shocker that was .. I never would have guessed. This is a novel for modern times; a story which will grab you and keep you hooked all the way through and it’s an excellent piece of work. The author deserves a huge pat on the back – I enjoyed this one immensely and have no hesitation in giving it a full five stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller
- Format: ebook, hardcover
- Size: 446 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
- Publication Date: 12 March 2020
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Heidi Perks lives by the sea in Bournemouth with her husband and two children.
Heidi graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) in Retail Management, and then enjoyed a career in Marketing before leaving in 2012 to focus on both bringing up her family and writing.
Heidi successfully applied for a place on the inaugural Curtis Brown Creative online Novel Writing Course and after that dedicated her time to completing her first novel, Beneath The Surface.
She has a huge interest in what makes people tick and loves to write about family relationships, especially where some of the characters are slightly dysfunctional.
Her second novel, Now You See Her was published by Century, part of the Penguin Random House group in 2018 and became a Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard and Judy book club pick.
Her third novel Come Back For Me was published July 2019 and her fourth is to be released in 2020.