What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell
This may contain spoilers, so be warned!
I was kindly sent an early proof copy of this by Transworld so I have to thank them, which makes it even harder for me to say that this book was a big disappointment. *sighs loudly*
To be fair it has a cracking opening and the pace was kept up really well to begin with but…..
- I felt it was full of too many confusing and un-necessary red herrings and things to put us off the scent of solving the mystery
- The mystery seemed to be solved about a 5th of the way in which was a bit off putting
- Why did Alice’s husband have to keep denying everything, i dont know the girl, i only chatted to her for a minute, i only went back to her flat to call a cab yada, yada, yada but then cracks on the same page and admits to what he’s done. What is Alice, a Ninja interrogator or something?
The rest of the book is about how nothing thats been said, admitted to or mentioned is the truth so we are forced to wade through mountains of alibis and lies until the final truth, (we hope) is given as an ending.
For me it lost pace after the initial revelation and i never believed in nor liked either character.
Sorry it just wasnt for me but i’m sure it will still be a big hit when its published in March 2017.