Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

Book Description:

From the international number one bestseller comes the most clever and gripping thriller of 2019

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.

My Thoughts:

Having read and enjoyed The Confession by the same author, I was very much looking forward to reading her latest offering.

The story alternates between past and present as well as the six different siblings. Admittedly, I think due to the amount of key characters and going back and forth, it did take me longer than usual for this novel to grab hold of me. It is also set at quite a slow pace, which does suit the story line and would make for a great television serial.

The Lattimer family from the outside are a well to do one and probably the envy of many. Like with any family though, they have had their issues. As the reader gets to know the siblings better, it isn’t long before we see they are all fighting demons and are holding back secrets.

I have to say that I found the characters not overly likeable in this story. They are one messed up family and each sibling is damaged in their own way which seems to have pushed them all apart and wanting to be anywhere other than home. This adds to the air of mystery and suspense though surrounding each character.

Six Wicked Reasons is very clever with how it plays out. It is steeped with lies and secrets and how it all comes together in the end makes it worth the read alone.

My thanks to NetGalley and Quercus Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Six Wicked Reasons is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link).

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