*** THE NO.4 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***
‘This dazzlingly clever cosy crime novel completely trumps Richard Osman’ – SUNDAY TIMES
‘Agatha Christie for the 21st century’ – THE TIMES
‘Amateur sleuths and thespians alike will love it’ – EVENING STANDARD
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. Law students Charlotte and Femi have been assigned to the case. Someone has already been sent to prison for murder, but they suspect 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 cancer treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. 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 ***
‘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