Six Wicked Reasons (Hardback)Jo Spain (author)
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From the international number one bestselling author of The Confession comes an intense, clever and gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, JP Delaney and White Lies.
It's June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family.
Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam's reappearance poses more questions than answers. The past is a tangled web of deceit.
And, as tension builds, it's apparent somebody has planned murderous revenge for the events of ten years ago.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 238 x 156 x 38 mm
With its eclectic cast of characters, isolated setting and knockout twists, this gives a certain Ms Christie a run for her money * Heat *
Jo Spain is increasingly big news in the crime fiction community...Six Wicked Reasons...is deceptively simple and completely addictive * i paper *
A Christie-esque masterpiece! * My Weekly *
This is her best yet. Six Wicked Reasons will cement Spain's position as one of Irish crime writing's hottest names * Sunday Independent *
Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, loved * Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies *
Clever, pacey, compulsive * Sunday Mirror *
Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read * BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back *
Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision * JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before *
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end * Prima *
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride * Irish Independent *
A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology * Sunday Express *
Fresh, witty writing style . . . an eye for details make the characters instantly believable * Daily Mail *
An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver *
A book to sink into with a cast of characters you'll genuinely care about... completely memorable... a gorgeous read * Dervla McTiernan *
Jo Spain interweaves the lives of her multiply flawed characters with great skill. The clever twists and cracking dialogue make it hard to put down * The Times *
Jo Spain is at the vanguard of Ireland's flourishing crime writing scene, one that is being led by women * The Irish Examiner *
Spain keeps the pace cracking along and, more importantly, the intrigue high until the last * The Crack *
A cleverly constructed and thoroughly immersive thriller that seamlessly links past with present * Irish Independent *
Definitely one you won't want to miss this year * Her.ie *
Filled with tension from the outset...Utterly brilliant * Woman's Way *
Agatha Christie at her best...makes for truly wicked fun with a salutary undertow of genuinely affecting sadness * Sunday Express *
An entertainingly toxic revenge tale * People *
A rich, flawed family and murder aboard a yacht make this tale ideal screen fodder * Irish Sunday Times *
A dazzling performance * Irish Times *
A witty, insightful and an intriguing mystery...a cracking read * NB magazine *
Told with style and great skill, this is classic stuff * Sunday Sport *
A well-drawn story of love, empathy and friendship * Candis *
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Thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
Very much looking forward to meeting Jo in Waterstones Durham Saturday 1 February 2020.
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