Beth has it all, a lovely daughter, Poppy; a loving husband, Tom; and the perfect village life where she runs her own coffee shop.
Then one day Tom’s late from work and by the time he gets home two police officers are waiting to talk to him. Taking him to the station he doesn’t return till late and he tells his wife he’ll explain everything the next day after work. But he doesn’t get the chance because he’s arrested, for the suspected murder of his ex girlfriend 8 years ago.
Life begins to unravel. She knows Tom likes to be a bit dominant in the bedroom but he’s no killer………is he
Dealing with the aftermath of Toms arrest in the village, the gossipy wives, the other kids at Poppy’s school, and the influx of journalists is making her life unbearable.
But not as unbearable as the elements of doubt that start to creep into her thoughts.
Written in the first person, from both Beth and Toms point of view, and occasionally a mystery 3rd person, this book is addictive.
The story isn’t as simple as it sounds, but to go any deeper would mean too many spoilers.
Beth is the kind of character that you can’t help but have empathy and sympathy for. Tom is a character you won’t trust from the start.
And who is the third person
Alice Hunter is great at building tension in the way she writes, even when the story is apparently taking a bit of a breather there is an underlying fizz of electricity.
Don’t get me wrong, this book never really takes its foot of the accelerator, and it goes no where near the brake, it just cruises along at just the right speed all the way through.
I really enjoyed this one.
Pages: 400. Publisher: Avon. Publishing Date: 27th May 2021