My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Declaration of interest: I am the editor of this book.
The author is already well known for her superb children’s stories and for a previous thriller, Deception. I was delighted to be invited to beta-read and edit her latest book.
It captured me from the first paragraph. I warn you that it is a fairly gruesome tale with lots of blood and flesh [literally] hanging around. The main story is interwoven with a lot of intrigue and a share of puzzles for the detectives and the reader to work out. I am sure that you, like me, will go off down several wrong tracks as you try to solve the mysteries.
What I particularly liked was the way that the characters of the rather strange family members and the detectives are built into the main story. This challenges you to wonder about the possible connections all the way through to the end, which is a shocking reveal.
Talking of shocks, there are a few throughout the book which may startle you.
Eloise De Sousa is a great story-teller and I can guarantee that this one will keep you on the edge of your seat.