Dear Reader – enclosed are all the documents you need to solve a case. It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood, and ends with a tragic death. Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and is currently in prison, but we suspect they are innocent. What’s more, we believe far darker secrets have yet to be revealed. Throughout the Fairway Players’ staging of All My Sons and the charity appeal for little Poppy Reswick’s life-saving medical treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. Yet we believe they gave themselves away. In writing. The evidence is all here, between the lines, waiting to be discovered. Will you accept the challenge? Can you uncover the truth?
*** 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