A casual comment.
There’s a killer among us.
That’s all it takes.
She stabbed little Robbie Harris.
To change a life –
She’s living under a new name.
She’s reformed. So they say . . .
Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word.
‘In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.’ Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water.
The Rumour is a brilliantly addictive novel that I read in one breathless sitting yesterday – a cautionary tale of gossip and consequences.
When Joanna seeks to ingratiate herself into the school gates clique she mentions something she heard in passing. Next thing she knows the rumour mill is twisting and soon there will be very real consequences.
Lesley Kara writes small town nuance extraordinarily well, whilst giving us a beautifully eclectic group dynamic and keeping us guessing as to who may be hiding what. It is extremely intriguing and genuinely unpredictable, a proper page turner of a read with an emotionally charged finale that lives up to the rest.
Clever stuff – Watch this space. The Rumour starts 27.12.18.