You think you’re safe.
You think you know your neighbours.
But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?
Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.
And then one day, she vanishes.
Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is determined to find out what has really happened to Jeannie. Cara begins to question the residents of this close-knit community, sure that someone has a secret to hide.
But how can she separate the truth from the lies?
A Riveting Read!
A different kind of investigation – no less engrossing!
Jeannie Symonds is an award-winning publisher with a happy marriage to her surgeon husband and two beautiful homes. Choosing to work from their country house during lockdown, Jeannie works as hard as ever but rarely has contact with the outside world; then she goes missing – not unusual, but this time she doesn’t turn up again. As an adult woman with her faculties intact and no sign of foul play, it’s not really one for the police but they take an interest in it, setting civilian Cara to investigate and see what she can find out.
On beginning to read my first thought – along with, I imagine, every other reader of mysteries and thrillers – was I wanted Cara’s job! This is a story told from several viewpoints – always a favourite format of mine – and it wasn’t long before I was engrossed, not only in the investigation, but in the lives of all concerned. As with all Susan Lewis novels, there is a lot to take in, many characters to suspect and plenty of chances to get it wrong! A riveting read, with lots to focus on and a very satisfactory ending. Completely enjoyable, and one which commands no less than a full house of stars. Recommended.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s psychological fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook
- Size: 487 pages
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Publication Date: 14 April 2022
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