We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
You’re home alone. Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
Now you’re the one the police want.
That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find.
His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand.
“What have you done, Alice?”
“I didn’t have a choice…”
We would all believe the person we love most.
But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next…?
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I received a copy of this book from Orion Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
No one knows how they would react after a shocking event, Alice and Paul make a questionable decision when Alice kills an intruder but is this their first lie? This is fast-paced psychological suspense. It is told mainly from Alice and Paul’s viewpoints with periodic insight into the police investigation. Alice and Paul are unreliable protagonists. This increases the suspense and makes it difficult to trust their perceptions of events.
Like all psychological suspense, it seems unrealistic at times, but it is addictive and edgy. Sometimes shocking it keeps you engaged, until the last page.
After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, AJ Park trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools in England. He was also a competitive fencer for seven years.