It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumble.

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In a nutshell


When 18 year-old Stella comes home at 2 a.m. after a night out, her parents are worried. Never would they imagine she would be arrested for murder hours later. Where was she? Why was she so late? And how far would they go to protect their only child?

Book Club Notes


I don’t know why but I didn’t enjoy this book much. Despite the writing being decent and it being gripping enough, it didn’t really hold my attention. I try to finish fiction books in one weekend and when I failed to do this in one week, I wasn’t tempted once during my week to read a chapter or two before bed. Never once did I wonder about who did what and what really happened and that for me is what separates an ok book from a good one.

Read If


You enjoy psychological thrillers with an element of mystery.

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Storyline – 6 /10
Writing – 7/10
Character Development – 8/10
Plot Twist – 7/10
Shareability – 6/10
6.0Overall Score

The Nitty Gritty


Published by: Pan Macmillan 

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Psychological

ISBN: 978-1035038664

Pages: 500

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A note on our book ratings

Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?

Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?

Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?

Plot Twist: Were you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?

Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?

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