Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller
Bristol, 1988. Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.
After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it’s clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies. But can they trust each other?
“The hugely talented Katharine Johnson has, again delivered a tense thriller! This is a compelling novel – up there with Erin Kelly and Sophie Hannah.”
Val Penny, author of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries.
“Gripping and frighteningly realistic. The twists and turns kept me guessing to the very end.” Jo Fenton, author of The Brotherhood.
Katharine Johnson was born in Bristol and now lives in Berkshire. She’s worked as a journalist on lots of magazines and has written a history book about Windsor. When not writing you’ll usually find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, restoring a house in Italy, walking her spaniel or playing netball (although not usually at the same time.)
First, I have to say I never heard of Katharine Johnson, but what am I happy to participate on this blog tour .
From the start I know this was my kind of story. Five persons living together on the same house, in the beginning it felt like a journey. Soon, after the group decision to hide the truth, everything goes from bad to worse.
The author has described the characters so lively I could see them in front of me. Of course it was obvious that this story wasn’t going to be a fairytale. I was intrigued by the different personalities and further on, when the pact between them changed everything, I couldn’t put the book down anymore. I truly loved this suspense book and when I read more about the tragic events they all had experienced I was just like the members of the “crew” guessing what actually was happening and was impatient to unravel the mystery.
The suspects is a thriller that dives into the mind of the key players and plays with the reader with every turn and twist. I love books who surprises and psychological stuff is very important to me. After their decision they have a bond, don’t dare to break it or.. When they started the pact it didn’t seem so hard to go through with it, but situations are altering and the question now is, who is a real friend or even an enemy? Can they live with them self after what they did?
After I closed this book it made me think how one choice occurs a chain of reaction. Since that day, they have a bond, don’t dare to break it or..
The suspects is a hell of a psychological thriller and after you close this one, you won’t forget how nasty secrets can be. One thing is for sure, don’t believe everything you see and take a seat on a trip to a intense mind game.
Titel: The suspects | Auteur: Katharine Johnson | Uitgeverij: Independently Published | Categorie: Thrillers | Uitvoering: paperback | 256 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781091512429 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: maart 2019 | Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 03-05-2019 | Prijs: €13,49 | Bestellen