When the body of a woman is discovered on the common, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer are called in to investigate. But the motive behind the crime isn’t easy to identify… And it all comes back to a book club.
Imagine nine women meeting. Tea and cake is on the coffee table. They’ve come together to share their love of books. They are friends. They trust each other. It’s a happy gathering. What could be more harmless?
Then scratch the surface and look closer.
One is lonely. One is desperate and one of them is a killer.
As the lies, volatile friendships and tension among the group rise to the surface, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer must work out the motive and track down a cold-blooded killer. But just when they think they are on the right track, a twist in the case throws them off course…
Everyone has their secrets.
I have read a few books by this author now and really enjoyed them so I was delighted when I saw that she had a new book being released!
I thought that this book was great, a completely addictive read that I flew through as I needed to see how it would end!
The characters are great and I loved the interaction between them – like a normal day in the office (if you read it you’ll get what I mean). Would be a great book to discuss at a book club but I would hope you get a different ending!
I really enjoyed it, it is a great cosy murder mystery!
The flow was great and I loved the change to the author’s normal writing style. Five stars from me for this one, very different to her other books but still an additive and enjoyable story!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of The Quiet Ones, The Optician’s Wife, Frailty, Carrion, Beneath the Watery Moon and the poetry collection The Worm in the Bottle. Betsy was born in Hammersmith, London.
As a child she moved around frequently with her family, spending time in London, Provence, Tuscany, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire.
She showed a flair for literature and writing from a young age and had a particular interest in poetry, of which she was a prolific consumer and producer.
In her early twenties she moved to Oxford, where she would eventually meet her husband. During her time in Oxford her interests turned from poetry to novels and she began to develop her own unique style of psychological thriller.
Betsy says “I believe people are at their most fascinating when they are faced by the dark side of life. This is what I like to write about.”
Betsy Reavley currently lives in London, with her husband, 2 children, dog, cat and chickens.