Under a cloudless Mediterranean sky, two families wheel their suitcases past swaying palm trees towards their hotel to grab a spot by the pool. But behind the smiles, someone is hiding a terrible secret…
I never wanted to come on this trip. I thought the accident had torn us apart forever, but then my mother called out of the blue, wanting to make amends. So here we are, two families on a beautiful island, sipping sangria like nothing ever happened.
My parents’ oldest friend, Daniel, was invited too – I’ve never trusted him, and now he brings up my past mistake every chance he gets. And why does his son, Victor, keep disappearing off on his own?
Even my brother’s here, with his twins. It’s amazing to see my nieces playing happily in the pool. After what happened at home, it still hurts me to be around the girls, but more so that my brother doesn’t trust me alone with them.
Despite everything, it’s going surprisingly well – everyone forcing a smile at the dinner table, laughing at the twins’ antics – until the night my father is attacked on the beach, left for dead on the sand.
As always, all fingers point to me, but this time I know for certain that I’m innocent. And if I’m not guilty, someone else on this holiday is…
Previously titled Seven Days in July.
I loved everything about this book!
First of all there is the format that is special. It’s not like a book is normally written, but in fact we are reading interviews with different people that were cut into pieces and glued together like a dialogue. We are presented with a script for a documentary.
Secondly, it’s a great story. It’s an ‘he says, she says’ kind of thing where one character says something and we get the reaction from one or more of the others straight away.
But, who is telling it like it is…? I think we all know who we want to believe, but is that person truely the innocent one or are they leading us on a merry dance?
I honestly was convinced I knew who was trustworthy. Maybe I was misled by a master in deception… or maybe I wasn’t…
This author has often surprised me with his amazing books and it seems like he has added another one to my pile. 5 stars for me, because any less would be a crime 😉
Thank you, Kerry Wilkinson and Bookouture
About the author
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.
When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.