Well… what a wonderful book this was!
Two bodies have been found up by Acton, in the fields by the quarries, reports the newspaper.
When 86 year old, Mary walks into the police station and informs Constable William that she knows who the two bodies belong to and wants to confess. William isn’t quite sure what to believe. How can a little old lady be confessing to be involved with murder?
William wants to find out the truth and fast, except Mary has other ideas. She’s been hiding these secrets for decades now… what difference does a few days make? Plus, William needs to hear the entire story for it to make sense.
And so, William is treated to the most fascinating story of love, jealousy and greed… and it’s split into instalments over a week.
Whilst William begins to question Mary’s story and wonder if Mary has created a story based on fantasy and confusion; Mary is starting to realise that William is hiding his own pain and secrets… and she’s curious about them.
As the story unfolds, we learn a lot about both Mary’s and William’s past, revealing a path which will allow both of these characters to heal, put their past to bed and move forward.
I loved Kavanagh’s writing style – it created a wonderful mist of suspense that clung to the pages and refused to budge until the final few chapters. At which point, it was as if the sun had broken through the clouds and there was this beautiful sense of peace, that both main characters had emerged from their week together, happier and with all the weight they were carrying on their shoulders lifted.
Quirky and captivating – I’ve not read a thriller like this before!
The paperback and eBook versions are out now!
*Thank you Hodder & Stoughton for sending me a copy, this review is my honest thoughts and my way of saying thanks!*
Until next time, Chloé x