AN UNSOLVED MURDER. A COMMUNITY TURNED AGAINST EACH OTHER
A KILLER CLOSE TO HOME
Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of school before she can swap Banktoun for the bright lights of London. Life gets even better when she has an unexpected win on a scratch card. But then Katie’s luck runs out.
Her tragic death instead becomes the latest in a series of dark mysteries blighting the small town. The new school counsellor Polly McAllister, who has recently returned to Banktoun to make amends in her own personal life, is thrown in at the deep end as the pupils and staff come to terms with Katie’s death. And it’s not long before she uncovers a multitude of murky secrets. Did Katie have enemies? Is her boyfriend really so squeaky clean? And who is her brother’s mysterious friend?
With Banktoun’s insular community inflamed by gossip and a baying mob stirring itself into a frenzy on social media, DS Davie Gray and DC Louise Jennings must work out who really murdered Katie before someone takes matters into their own hands…
I’m following SJI Holliday on Goodreads as I have read most books that SJI Holliday has had published. The author of The Damselfly is going from strength to strength with each book that she writes and this novel is my top favourite so far. I recommend readers to get their skates on and buy this book. A school theme murder with teachers, pupils and the family all up for questioning. Katie Taylor is bright and funny. Winning a lot of money on the lottery brings arguments between Katie and her boyfriend. Katie is found dead with pills beside her bed. The police are involved as they are not quite sure if her death was accidental or otherwise. If Katie Taylor was killed there are plenty of suspects. Believe me there are exciting twist and turns throughout. A must buy, must read. I love reading it all.