One unsolved murder. A best friend determined to right the wrongs of the past.
On the 21st August Tabitha Rice disappeared without a trace. All the signs point to murder, but no signs point to a murderer. The easiest answer is her husband, Rick. But he protests his innocence and there is little proof he is the murderer.
Annabella knows there is more to the story than what the police are telling. Tabitha was her best friend and she vows to uncover the truth.
As Annabella delves further into the past, she uncovers sides to Tabitha that she never saw coming, and she finds herself asking the question …
Was this murder? Or is there more to Tabitha Rice’s story than meets the eye?
Perfect for fans of Louise Candlish, The Silent Patient and Blood Orange.
Cleverly Plotted, Intriguing Read!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this one, but it’s an intriguing read.
Annabella has spent the last five years trying to come to terms with the sudden disappearance of her best friend. Convinced that Tabitha Rice’s husband is responsible, she has been funding a private detective to watch him but is getting nowhere so decides to be more pro-active herself. The more she digs, the more she discovers – and not all of it is what she expected to find. Did Tabby just disappear or has something more serious happened? Can Annabella get to the bottom of it all?
I must admit to being completely mystified as to Tabitha’s whereabouts; as the story went back and forwards in time, filling the reader in on the history of all those concerned I finally thought I had worked it out – only to discover I was completely wrong! However, by the final page everything is clearly explained and I was satisfied with the outcome. I didn’t find it as gripping as I could have; with multiple narrators I had to keep checking to see who was ‘speaking’ quite often, but this is a cleverly plotted novel and a rewarding read. I’m very happy to give this one four stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley, and in particular to Vicky Joss for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime suspense thriller
- Format: ebook
- Size: 276 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 20 August 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Naomi Joy is a pen name of a young PR professional who was formerly an account director at a prestigious PR firm in London. Writing from experience, she draws the reader in to the darker side of the uptown and glamorous, presenting realism that is life or death, unreliable and thrilling to page-turn.