*** THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR ***
‘This dazzlingly clever cosy crime novel completely trumps Richard Osman’ - SUNDAY TIMES
‘Witty, clever and completely addictive’ - MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Agatha Christie for the 21st century’ - THE TIMES
ONE MURDER. FIFTEEN SUSPECTS.
CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH?
There is a mystery to solve in the sleepy town of Lower Lockwood. It starts with the arrival of two secretive newcomers, and ends with a tragic death. Roderick Tanner QC has assigned law students Charlotte and Femi to the case. Someone has already been sent to prison for murder, but he suspects that they are innocent. And that far darker secrets have yet to be revealed…
Throughout the amateur dramatics society’s disastrous staging of All My Sons and the shady charity appeal for a little girl’s medical treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. The evidence is all there, waiting to be found. But will Charlotte and Femi solve the case? Will you?
The standout debut thriller of 2021 that delivers multiple brilliant twists, and will change the way you think about the modern crime novel.
*** WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH ***
*** THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH ***
*** THE NO.4 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***
‘This is a case you’re about to become obsessed with. A triumph’ - ALEX NORTH
‘Very different but very satisfying. I thoroughly recommend The Appeal’ - ELLY GRIFFITHS
‘Gripping. I loved the ambitious and unusual approach’ - SOPHIE HANNAH
‘A brilliantly fresh, ingenious and original whodunnit. So, so good’ - INDIA KNIGHT
‘Extremely addictive, it will reel you in, one piece of evidence at a time’ - ALEX PAVESI
‘Takes the whodunnit to a whole new level. A rare feat’ - ELIZABETH HAYNES
by Janice Hallett
Profile Books Ltd
July 1, 2021
19.8cm x 12.8cm x 3.8cm