What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer?
Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world.
When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher — her husband.
But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows — and make her fear for her young daughter’s life.
Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can’t be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Being a mum, I have over the years, spent restless nights with all of the ‘what if’ scenarios going through my mind. Weighing up all the risks of just letting my children venture outside but what if the danger to other people’s children was in bed next to me. Bloody hell! Now that is a terrifying thought.
Megan had struggled to get pregnant, the birth had been horrendous and even now she was still struggling to bond with her 6 month old daughter. She knew her husband had longed for a son and she knew that wouldn’t ever happen, not with her anyway. He was either at work, as a teacher or fishing, which he did now more than ever.
When two young lads from the small village they lived in were found brutally murdered Chris’s behaviour changed. He had taught both boys when they were younger but there was more to it than that, she knew there was. When she found physical evidence at their home, she couldn’t deny it any more. Chris was the killer!
Whoa, by this time I was having kittens! Adam Croft put me right inside both Megan’s mind and Chris’s. I didn’t just know what they were thinking I also knew how each of them were feeling, not only about themselves but also about each other. The chapters bounced back and forth between them, with each of them having their say retelling the past and present day as events unfolded.
This is one of those stories that you have to remember to breath, because you really aren’t in your body, you are there in the book every step of the way. The murder of children can’t be an easy thing to write and although the crimes are described it isn’t done a macabre twisted way, it is in a very sad and sort of helpless way. The story never really diverts to other people much. Not the families of the boys or the investigation side of things, except when it directly involves Megan and Chris.
There are quite a few heart in your mouth moments too, where I was left irrationally giving advice to characters that were not taking a blind bit of notice of me. This is a brilliant read that I felt so very involved in. Highly recommended!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With more than one million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the best-selling crime and thriller authors in the world.
His 2015 worldwide bestselling psychological thriller HER LAST TOMORROW became one of the biggest selling books of the year with over 150,000 copies sold in the first five months, and has since been in development for television.
In 2016 he was featured by The Guardian as one of the biggest selling authors of the year, and regularly takes part in discussions and panels on publishing and the future of books.
In February 2017, ONLY THE TRUTH became a worldwide bestseller, reaching storewide number 1 at both Amazon US and Amazon UK, making it the bestselling book in the world at that moment in time. The same day, Amazon’s overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the mostly widely read author in the world, with J.K. Rowling in second place.
Adam has been featured on BBC television, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and a number of other news and media outlets.
Adam presents the regular crime fiction podcast PARTNERS IN CRIME with fellow bestselling crime writer Robert Daws.