- Title The Couple on Cedar Close
- Author Anna-Lou Weatherley
- Year 2019
- Genre Thriller
One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food, and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband Robert is having an affair. Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live – a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen. Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom. Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife Laurie sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert. The trouble is, no-one believes her...
This was a really good thriller, I thought I had guessed the big whodunit twist and then that was revealed within the next couple of chapters, and so I wasn’t all that smart after all. The real twist was why and who was next and would they be caught in time. Occasionally it felt a bit drawn out but ultimately I enjoyed it. Annoyingly, it’s the second book in a series which I didn’t realise until I was halfway through so now I have to go back one before moving on, but that’s okay, I’ll live!
Rating: 3 / 5