Fran wakes up in the night because the baby is crying. She realises that husband Nathan isn’t in bed so she checks on the baby and then goes in search of him. When he’d come in from the pub earlier he had snuggled up with her and they’d had sex for the first time since the baby had been born. His muddy boots by the back door she wanders out into the yard by the house searching for him. Finding his body in a cold isolated field she phones the police but unfortunately that makes her the prime suspect in their eyes.
With only her friend Karen for support Fran starts trying to piece together Nathan’s life as the police start to disprove everything that she thought was true. His business, his office and his personal life are all at odds with the reality that she discovered. And when the police put his time of death earlier than the time she’d heard him come come Fran begins to realise that she had a very close encounter with the killer.
Christobel Kent writes these isolated thrillers very well. I enjoyed last years The Crooked House which also features an atmospheric house out in the middle of nowhere.
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