Another new writer to me, but one I will definitely be looking for in the future.
A young woman, Reeta, wakes up shackled to a bed in hospital.
Two Federal Agents tell her she is the killer of at least four women, two of which are still missing.
The problem is Reeta has suffered serious injuries and has no memories pre-waking up in hospital.
The Agents want to keep her in the blind about her past, unconvinced she has no memory.
They try to deal with her to get back the two missing bodies, but she is adamant she can’t remember a thing.
Set in 1966 in America, with the lack of todays science, two Agents try to bully and cajole a confession from Reeta.
Nobody will tell Reeta who she is, she wants to know where her family are. Latching on to one news report she approaches the reporter to find out about her past life.
Carol, the reporter initially hates Reeta, but soon realises she really does have no memory, and starts to be suspect of the Federal Agents methods. Surely they should tell Reeta about her past.
Her past involves been born into a religious colt, led by the mysterious Jeb.
I was convinced I knew how this plot was going to culminate. I was wrong.
There are little red herrings all leading in one direction, but I couldn’t call it misleading, more intriguing.
The characters are brilliantly engaging, and the plot is compelling. This book had me in a bear hug from page 1 and kept me there until the last full stop.
Print length: 327 pages. Publisher: Canelo Crime. Publishing date : 7th April 2022