When every word’s a lie…A picture is worth a thousand A dark psychological thriller about the secrets that destroy us, perfect for fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
Oliver Molloy never meant to hurt his wife. It was an accident, not his fault. A respected lawyer, he needs to make sure no-one finds out the truth. But there’s someone watching him, waiting for him to slip up. Photography student Joanna Lacey has always been close to her mother. But when Rachel Arnold turns up on her doorstep, Joanna’s world falls apart. The father she never knew has been found in the canal – a married man, now dead. Joanna and Oliver’s paths cross when they meet at the funeral. Convinced everyone she loves is lying to her, Joanna turns to him for help. But Oliver is the most dangerous liar of all. Can she uncover the truth before the past destroys them both?
When I began reading this book I was unsure how a man who finds a dead body, (but has admitted - at least between the pages of the book, that he has murdered his wife) - was going to tie in with a girl taking photos who turns out to the the daughter of the dead body, but a father she never knew!........
The difference for me with this book and others in a similar vein, is that it appears you the reader know everything that has happened. It is the characters in the book that don't have a clue what is really going on! Ingenious writing by far.
I found this book good easy reading, the characters well developed and although not all of them are enjoyable characters they certainly conjured up an image in my mind. Oliver the solicitor is really something, so well written, I couldn't wait to see what little trick he would pull next. The suspense in the book was really well held, at times I was holding my breath wondering what fate would befall a character.
Of course although you as the reader think you know everything that is happening - you don't really, and that was the other genius twist to the plot. A fresh new approach to a plot and one I really enjoyed.
I'm giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. My thanks go to Netgalley for a copy of the book to review.