Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.
Another stellar domestic drama ... [Jewell] has created a cast of well-defined characters whose lives are already intertwined at the start, even though they don’t know it yet ... Expert misdirection keeps the reader guessing, and the rug-pulled-out-from-beneath-your-feet conclusion—coupled with one final, bone-chilling revelation—is stunning. Best not to bet on anyone. A compulsive read guaranteed to please fans of A. J. Finn and Ruth Ware.
In her latest mystery, bestselling author Lisa Jewell combines the cloistered charm of a small English village with the curiosity, paranoia and nosy fatalism of 'Rear Window.' Then comes a dose of lust and lies and the sinister pursuit of 'Fatal Attraction.' It’s a thrilling trifecta, not conducive to 'read a few pages and fall right to sleep' ... Jewell thrusts forward a series of likely suspects and more than a few red herrings. Salacious secrets start to emerge like rats from a hole as the mystery builds to its final surprise. (Don’t leave before the credits roll, as they say) ... With 16 novels to her credit and more twists up her sleeve than a master magician, Jewell is sure to keep you up at night.