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Summary

The explosive, addictive new thriller from Sunday Times and Kindle number one best-selling author Harriet Tyce.

New Year's Eve, when the clock strikes 12. A lavish party in one of Edinburgh's best postcodes is sent spiralling into chaos when two guests fall tragically from the roof, impaled on the cast iron railings below.

For Tess, it was about more than reuniting with long lost friends. Recently diagnosed with an illness that could be terminal, it was her last chance to make things right. Having grown apart from her husband, Marcus, she knew this would be the perfect opportunity to renew their vows, surrounded by everyone they love.

Their time is running out. Tess' closest companion, Sylvie, knows this better than anyone. She's trying desperately to offer her friend some closure from the guilt that has plagued them both for decades.

But as midnight approaches and the countdown begins, it becomes clear that someone doesn't want a resolution.

They want revenge.

©2022 Harriet Tyce (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Utterly compelling... I couldn't put it down." (Lisa Jewell, number one best-selling author of The Family Upstairs)

"A classy thriller with complex and compelling characters." (Clare Mackintosh, best-selling author of I Let You Go)

"A triumphant encore...intriguing, well-written and addictive." (Sara Collins, award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton)

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Stylish, entertaining, but so very, very unlikely.

I enjoyed "Blood Orange" by the same author back in the day and so put this one on pre-order as soon as I saw it.
I liked the writing and the narration (bar a few surprising mispronunciations on not out of the ordinary words) though I did wonder was it intentional to make the protagonist sound so smug and unlikeable.
So far so good. So much talk about Prete a Manger I wondered if product placement had reached novels now.
But soon it took a turn for the ridiculous and that includes someone having a coke and croissant in Pret for breakfast and a flat white and avacado wrap in Pret at lunch with a fizzy water as a "treat".
So if you think it is unlikely someone has a coke for breakfast ... at Pret and then a flat white at Pret for lunch and considers a fizzy water a treat .......... well then let me tell you that there is far worse to come.
Sadly without spoilers it would be difficult to explain just how unlikely the plot is but let's just say the two bodies impaled on spikes seem quite common place compared with the construct of the plot which in its death throes left me muttering "I don't think so"
It's a shame as the writing was good, I enjoyed the loathsome lawyer, her Pret obsession and legendary drinking but she too was wasted on this preposterous plot.
Would I try another Harriet Tyce thriller ... maybe bit 50/50 I would end up returning it if not a big improvement on this one.

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Just amazing....excellent

Brilliant narrator's....such a good book.....couldn't stop listening.....way above other authors...top quality writing and plot....next book please

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Thoroughly unpleasant people

Repugnant characters, feel cross with myself for listening to the end as I now feel tainted. I prefer morally vacuous characters to be at least a little witty or interestingly complex. The reading was good but I won’t be listening to another Tyce.

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Another classic Harriett Tyce

Gripped from the start! Despite trying my best to crack the book throughout, I was still left shocked at the end! Total unpredictable ending. Absolutely loved it!

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Can you see the twist coming?

I really enjoy this author. I kinda saw it coming but definitely not all of it! look forward to her next one.

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I really enjoyed Blood Orange and was looking forward to this but was disappointed. No likeable characters, no depth to the storyline and the performances were a little over dramatic.

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Writing by numbers

No characters to like, unlikely yet predictable plot, facile 'been on a creative writing course' creation of tension. Disappointing.

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Another hit from Harriet Tyce!

Everting you would expect from this author and more! Plot twists and suspense! Loved it !

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Drawn out and disappointing.I loved blood orange but this was just dull and boring.I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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Trashy and trite

The plot is flimsy, the fictional world simplistic and characters utterly trivial. Over-written and literally incredible.
The performance was far better than the story.