Seven patients. One dark secret.
PHILLIP WALTON HAS BEEN MURDERED.
AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MURDER.
Jenny Nilson hasn’t seen her former psychiatrist Phillip since she left the Hillside Psychiatric Unit eight years ago. She wanted to forget everything about her time there, so she kept her secrets buried deep. Especially from her new husband.
But now the police are knocking at her door with evidence of her involvement in Phillip’s death. It seems as though everything she’s kept hidden is about to spill out.
Jenny desperately needs to speak to old friends, and old enemies, from those dark years. Because they are the only ones who know what really happened at Hillside, and about the dark secret that Phillip kept for them all – that this is not the first death.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MURDER.
I’m no fan of books being painted as ‘The next…’ and we’re all sick I’m sure, of seeing books compared with The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl. This book by debut writer Celeste McCreesh definitely isn’t trying to be anything else, it’s perfectly happy being its own dark self.
I’d actually love to see it on screen and will be dragging people along with me to view the twists and turns that Jenny begins to uncover in the flesh! Her resourcefulness and lthe way it is tested as she returns to uncover her past will certainly keep you entertained as you make your way through this novel – all too quickly, I might add
You know that I hate spoilers so I’ve tried hard to avoid mentioning all the things that begin t surface once Jenny can’t keep a lid on the events that occurred in the Hillside Psychiatric Unit in her past and the way that they emerge again once she returns after Phillip’s death – but suffice to say, there’s never a dull moment as the cracks begin to appear and the many truths that existed begin to be challenged
Thanks so much to Jenny Platt for sending me this book to review for the blog tour – I absolutely love taking part in her tours and enjoyed reading what the other bloggers thought too. If you haven’t bought yourself a copy yet, you can buy yourself a copy here
Writer On The Shelf
Louise McCreesh is a freelance journalist working in London. She is an alumnus of the Curtis Brown Creative Writing Course, where she was offered a scholarship to continue work on this novel. Cracked is her debut novel.