Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Audiobook ARC
No. of Pages: 359
Date of Publication: February 8, 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
It has been twenty years since Jess lost her mother to a brutal murder. Only two at the time, Jess has no memories of that devastating loss. Always curious about the loss of her mother, she becomes obsessed about finding out what happened. Her mother was named Lori. One day Jess is approached by a stranger who insists on talking to her so that he can tell her that he was wrongly accused of her mother’s murder. Now Jess really wants to know what happened, once and for all.
The first person she goes to is her father. After all, wouldn’t he want to know the truth as well? Shockingly, he tells Jess to leave things alone. He is unwilling to discuss things further. Adamant even. This pushes Jess even further. She has so many questions and the more she wants to know, the more she learns. She begins to unravel a web of deceit, lies and secrets.
This is a dual timeline story. We have Jess now, in the present. But then there is Lori, before her death. There is a story to be told and Kathryn Croft does it perfectly. She pulls the reader into both the story of the present but also the story of the past. The twists were many, and the ending was truly shocking, thus making her The Suspect a well-written, captivating story. I was able to listen to this thrilling book that was smoothly narrated by Tamsin Kennard, making this an even more compelling read.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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