I am delighted to share my review with you today for Suspects by Lesley Pearse. Which is out now
Welcome to Willow Close, where everyone is a suspect . . .
On the day Nina and Conrad Best move into their new home in picture-perfect Willow Close a body is discovered.
Hurrying inside with their belongings, they see horrified neighbours gather by the police cordon – one of the residents has been attacked and brutally killed in the woods.
Believing someone must have seen the murderer, the police interview all the residents of the Close. They soon find out that each neighbour harbours their own secrets.
The residents of Willow Close are far from what they initially seem and strange, even dark, things happen behind their closed doors.
Nina and Conrad had thought they’d found their dream neighbourhood. But have they moved into a nightmare?
I am a massive fan of Lesley’s books so I couldn’t wait to listen to this beauty. Suspects is narrated by Lucy Brownhill and is only 8 hours and 26 minutes long. Lucy has done a wonderful job telling the story of Nina and Conrad who move into there new home, and a body is found close by. bringing the characters to life. We follow a day by day account of what happens building up to the brutal attack.
Suspects is an additive, well written addictive story which I couldn’t get enough off. The more I listened to the more I wanted to know. It is full of different characters. Making you change your mind and guessing from start to finish.
Like you would expect in a crime thriller there is a detective inspector Jim Marshall who leads the investigation. I can see a detective series in the making.
It is well written. I felt right there in the street with the gossips. Reminded me of where I lived when I was younger! I loved that this story is totally different to the authors previous stories. It is a crime thriller set in 2009. So for me it is more updated compared to my favourite Belle Which is set in 1910.
This is a gripping read which I highly recommend. Many thanks to Penguin Random House for giving me the chance to listen to this. All thoughts are my own and not biased in anyway.