Review: The Suspects

Author: Katherine Johnson.
Genre: Mystery.
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Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller.

When you're bound together by secrets and lies who do you trust?

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?

Cover Review:

Perfect for a mystery thriller. Love the black and white feels.

Book Review:

The Suspects had an intriguing start. The funeral was very amusing as well as it set the scene and created a lot of suspense around Xanthe's death.

The middle dragged a bit as the author introduced us to the various characters who played important roles in the story. Sometimes, it lagged to much, but most of the time it proved crucial to the story.

But the climax more than made up for it. I loved the ending, though I hated the fact that Stuart had to take the fall just because he had a record. (I know he wasn't completely innocent, but none of them were.)

Zak was probably my favourite character, because he was strong and flawed and stayed till the end. 

All in all, The Suspects was slow, but good.

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