Marg reviews The Rumour by Lesley Kara, which she describes as an "intense, fast paced psychological thriller sure to keep you on the edge of your seat."
"In The Rumour, the author does a really good job of twisting this addictive tale and inserting “red herrings” into the story just when you think you have it all figured out. It follows single mother Joanna, who has recently relocated to her sleepy seaside hometown with her young son Alfie to be closer to her mother. Jo has also reunited with Alfie’s father Michael and her life seems to be going amazing well until she decides to share a juicy tidbit of gossip that she hears one morning at school drop-off. Jo will soon discover that in a small town a rumour can spread like wild fire especially when that rumour involves Sally McGowan, the notorious murderer of a young boy, who is allegedly living among them under an assumed identity. Five year old Robbie Harris was fatally stabbed years ago by then ten year old Sally who claimed it was accidental. Former friends and neighbors turn on each other as suspicion and paranoia sweep through Flinstead. Jo and Michael set out on a quest to find out the truth before someone in their small town gets hurt. What they learn will rock their world forever when they ultimately discover what really happened the day little Robbie lost his life. If you enjoyed books such as Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey, or The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy this might be a good choice for you."
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