The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town―and desperate for some kid-free conversation―she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband. On the first night, however, drinks are poured and secrets are spilled; the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach.
... the ultimate goes-down-easy beach read ... There’s more than one little secret in Holahan’s capably crafted domestic thriller, which creates genuine suspense when it comes to the book’s central mystery ... The writing tends toward the pedestrian, but Holahan has a clear eye for the way marriage works (or, in the case of these characters, doesn’t).
Multiple plot twists keep the pages turning as Gabby investigates, slowly unraveling the many relationships among the six as things in the house go from bad to worse, and marriages begin to crumble. Gabby is a conscientious detective who must deal with jealous colleagues and her anger as her family becomes part of her investigation. With well-drawn characters, this absorbing page-turner, told from multiple points of view, alternates effectively between recent past and present.
This unconventional psychological thriller alternates between views of the day of the murder and the day after to reveal secrets that could destroy marriages and lives ... Holahan’s latest stand-alone is a great beach read for those with a penchant for scandalous secrets and gossipy, suspenseful mysteries.