Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

I was reminded of Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna with regards to the style of storytelling. There might be more, but this specific one came to mind as soon as I started it.

44154597. sy475The book is still available for request as of posting this review

This book is a very character-driven one, and would probably be appreciated more by those people who like such settings. I do enjoy a good, twisted narrative with different people thrown into the mix and I got exactly that with this.

We have two separate timelines intermittently alternating: the then and the now. The past is when the entire Lattimer clan is together under one roof(minus the eldest), but things are rocky as always, and it appears as if there is not a lot of love lost between the siblings. They are an entitled bunch, born into money with the expectation of even more money coming to them. Then Adam vanishes. In the now, Adam is back and the family have all gathered to toast to the current scenario, but it ends badly. The now is further split into before and after the death of their father. The detective works his way through all the people trying to catch someone out in a lie and may just succeed. No one in the crowd we were introduced to was especially nice, but the circumstances make them.

It was a surprisingly quick read for the content, and it is the kind of suspense that you see coming, but when it does, you welcome it all the same. I would recommend it to the readers of the genre who like ominous settings and morally ambiguous characters in the mix.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.


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