This book started out brilliantly. It had me hooked and I wanted to read fast to find out what was going to happen. I’m giving it 8 out of 10, really good read.
Foley has been likened to a modern Christie (the author, not the serial killer), however, this book doesn’t follow the formula standard of murder, detective, everybody has an equal motive, reveal, solution. In fact, we don’t find out who has been murdered until the end of the book. There’s a lot going on in here and I like that. We follow everybody’s story chapter by chapter and it races along until we know somebody’s been murdered.
From there until we find out who it is, I feel we hit a bit of a blip and it felt drawn out before the body is found, and we discover who did it and why. All it would take to rectify this, in my opinion, is to move the, somebody’s dead chapter closer to finding the body and condensing the looking for the body scenes. The characters are great, and you get to know every one of them well. This book keeps your mind working all the way through. The tension is fantastic. Her description of the history and character of the island is stunning, absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed this book. Well worth the read and I wasn’t disappointed.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.