A mind-blowing, unputdownable serial killer thriller of a very different kind – perfect for all fans of Mindhunter and Girl A

Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose.

When Matty is eventually sent down for multiple murder, questions remain as to his guilt — questions which ultimately destroy both women. Nearly twenty years later, Sophie receives a letter from Battlemouth Prison informing her Matty is dying and wants to meet. It looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves. But will the truth set her free — or bury her deeper?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review.  I have heard so much love for this book so was excited to dig in .

I raced through this and loved it. Its deliciously dark and addictive as the truth is revealed chapter by chapter . Completely unpredictable and gripped me by the first page .

I can see this doing very well in summer 22 !

As someone who loves true crime books and documentaries as well asstudying psychology this ticked a few boxes for me. I felt the reader really got into the bones of this dysfunctional family . You would surely know if someone was a bad man as a kid …..right?? Maybe they have got it all wrong and he’s innocent?

This is a intense examination and insight into the lives of not just the victims but the family left behind to pick up the pieces when someone is sent to jail for heinous crimes. The impact it has on a child was excellently portrayed.

Incredibly clever and I wish her every success with this book .

Published 7th July

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