A complex array of characters with an interwoven story with twists and turns that come together in deeply satisfying climax - you will never see it coming but once it does you have that ‘oh yeah’ moment.
Spoiler free I promise: from page one the author gets straight to it, no waffle, we open with a girl walking down the canal covered in blood and a neighbour finding a body of a brutally murdered man on a houseboat - the prime suspect is obvious right…As with all great whodunnits all is not what it seems.
At first glance the characters seem unconnected but as the story unfolds we see deception, betrayal, and a huge family secret; the dark and twisted connections become clearer and you begin to realise that the culprit could be anybody…even the obvious. You will of course have to wait til the very end for that sweet release of knowing.
The highlight for me is Laura she is charming and broken, tough as nails and fragile - you can’t help but like her and hope that the story moves in her favour.
This is like a classic whodunnit which will keep you gripped to the very end, a perfect summer read. You will need to channel your inner Poirot/ Marple to untangle this rich and intricate plot to figure it all out. Fans of her previous mega-hit ‘Girl on a ‘Train’ and her follow up ‘Into The Water’ will be sure to thoroughly enjoy Paula’s new novel.
A very solid 4 out of 5 stars and therefore a recommended read - one I am sure you will in turn recommend to your friends and family.