Woman with a Secret: A Novel by Sophie Hannah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm generously rounding up from a 3.5 because... actually, I'm not sure why. There are some truly interesting moments of mystery here, where the Who Killed Damon Blundy plot was really exciting (those columns! that vitriol! who wouldn't have dunnit?) but all too often I just wanted to smack Nicki and say "stop being so stupid, tell people what you know!" And that's what really dropped this down for for me: that she lied, so often, or did the stupid thing, rather than being smart about the police and the investigation. That and the whole weird family dynamic (which seemed even more interesting than the mystery part, but ultimately came to nothing).
ARC provided by publisher.