Synopsis: What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door. And now the police are watching them…
My review: This is a gripping story from start to finish. I really enjoyed it. It starts at a frenetic pace and doesn’t let up til the end. The story is alternated by the 2 main characters: Jack & Syd as they move into a dream home, befriend a local girl who is being abused by her father which brings back bad memories for Syd, who has also suffered this way.
Confronting him though only brings about shocking results including the bad guys death. So who killed him and why? There are lots of twists and turns with an interesting twist of an ending. I often complain about lack of backstory but it’s not a problem in this book as the history of the characters plays a HUGE part in the book. The key players are well developed, the bad guys are suitably evil and deserve everything they get and a big plus for me we have an ambiguous ending rather than a neatly sewn up Hollywood one.
A brilliant book, well recommended.
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