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Genre: Crime, Romantic suspense, Suspense

Stars: 5

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

When Ruby finds out that her partner has done the unforgivable, she has no option but to move out of their home. With nowhere else to go, a job house-sitting in Cambridge seems like the perfect solution.

But when the owner of the property, the mysterious Damien Newbold, is found murdered, Ruby’s new job takes an unnerving turn – one she cannot resist investigating herself.

Ruby’s new boss, Nate Bastable, has his eye on her and seems determined to put a stop to her sleuthing. Is he simply worried for the welfare of a member of staff, or is there something altogether more complicated – and potentially dangerous – at play?


My Review:

A wonderfully suspenseful, page-turning crime novel, with social faux pas, mystery, and a whole lot of love (some obsessive, some romantic) thrown in.

Ruby, running from a bad breakup, grasps at the opportunity of a house-sitting job for her best friend’s cousin, Nate. She hopes to be able to collect her thoughts, but finds herself trying to unravel the mystery surrounding her host’s, Damien Newbold’s, life, and that of the (apparently many) women in his life. And then Damien turns up dead…

With pace, beautifully written prose, tension and romance, this is crime with a lot of heart. The characters are all perfectly flawed, the circumstances scarily real, and the emotion and unveiling of secrets wonderfully portrayed. Read it!

*I received a free copy from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.