This book was pure dynamite!
I can't remember the last time I was unable to put a book down because I was so engrossed in the story.
When a murder occurs in Blackdown village, Alice is sent to cover it for the daily news. She's just been pushed aside as the main presenter of the news and she is not happy. Having to cover this story pushes her over the edge, because it means that she has to come face to face with her ex-husband. As more murders appear they both become the main suspects.
Told from multiple viewpoints, you are convinced that everyone is a suspect, even though the writing wants you to presume it is either Jack or Alice, the two main characters. This book is so well crafted, you still have no idea who the murder is until the last page and you constantly find yourself changing your mind. Everyone's lives seem to be entangled in a messy web of deceit and darkness. Everyone in Blackdown village has secrets, they would rather hide, but the pages never lie and all that is hidden is revealed gradually over the course of the novel. The truth about the murderer is there in black and white, you just don't realise until the end.
I honestly can't tell you anything about it without giving secrets away. I did not see the ending coming at all. I think this is the best psychological thriller I've ever read.
Alice Feeney is a new to me author, but I can assure you this won't be the last book of hers that I read.
If you love psychological thrillers then this book needs to be at the top of your TBR list. It is phenomenal!