Paramedic Stacey Durham has an idyllic life; her dream job, a beautiful house, and a devoted husband. Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood.
Detective Ella Marconi knows information is key in the first twenty-four hours, questioning the frantic husband James, jealous sister Marie, and Rowan, the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.
Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues, a shocking message arrives for James: You won’t see her again if you don’t tell the truth.
As she sifts through the lies, Ella’s relationship with Dr Callum McLennan is under siege, and she doesn’t know if it can survive the over enthusiasm of her family, or the blind hatred of his mother.
With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made, Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect façade before the case goes from missing person to murder.
I started this book during the last quarter, but didn’t finish it then. It took a bit for me to get into it, but then I was hooked! I was always kept guessing, although it was a bit predictable. It might be because I’ve read a lot of crime fiction! It was great to read an Aussie crime fiction novel though.