Two can keep a secret – if one of them is dead.
As the only two teenagers in a small village, Hollie and Niamh tell each other everything. Behind Abingworth’s closed doors, every family has its secrets – and theirs might hide the worst ones of all.
One day Hollie tells Niamh about a devastating discovery, swears her to secrecy … then vanishes. All the villagers claim to know nothing. Until Hollie’s body is found, and the police know one of their number isn’t just a liar, but a killer…
What did Hollie tell Niamh before she died? And who would kill to keep the secret?
I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
This is an intense psychological suspense. The multilayered plot and relatable characters make this a book you have to finish.
The themes are noir-crime but they are sensitively written. Told from two unreliable protagonist viewpoints this is a poignant story with immersive suspense.
The third viewpoint from the detective on the case adds a police procedural element. The detective is complex and insightful.
The final twists resonate.