Who pushed Lauren off the cliff?
An enjoyable whodunit where everyone is a suspect. Every character has a twisted character in their past spreading their wicked influence into the present. The line between good and bad wavers. The main character Marissa, once the best friend of Lauren, finds herself swaying from one secret to the other.
My first book by author A. J. Banner, and the book captured me with easy prose, maintained tension, and a race to the finish. The author has understood how a murder mystery should be and has kept up the same fast pace from start to finish.
The protagonist Marissa, was a capable independent woman, she solved the mystery before the police. I wondered a bit about that. The cops are the last to know!!!
Could I guess the perpetrator? Nahhh!! I was so busy suspecting the obvious that I didn’t think of the angle of the plot revealed. So overall a good read on a cozy evening.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Lake Union Publishing, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Born in India and raised in North America, A. J. Banner received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous novels of psychological suspense include The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife, a USA Today bestseller. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and six rescued cats.
Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff.
Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. She should be celebrating her upcoming wedding, but she can’t shake the image of her friend lying dead on the beach. Did she fall? Was she pushed? Or did she take a purposeful step into darkness?
Publication date : 7th August, 2018
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Language : English
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