As the only survivor of a horrific car crash, Lila Amberson believes she is on the road to recovery after she is released from the hospital. Her memories of the accident are blurred though and a series of unsettling incidents leave her fearing for her safety. Does she have survivor's guilt or is something more sinister at play?
Jack Foley is reeling from the shock of losing his sister in the crash and when he first meets Lila, he lashes out, blaming her for Stephanie's death. But when Lila gives him a locket that she believes belonged to his sister, it presents more questions than answers.
As Lila and Jack work together to find out what really happened on the night of the accident, they are unaware that someone is watching them closely. Someone who has much to lose if the truth comes out, and someone who is prepared to do everything necessary to ensure all loose ends are taken care of.
In Dying to Tell the story centres around Lila Amberson, who survives a car crash with very little memory of what happened. Occasionally the odd flashback has her perplexed and scared and she feels she is being watched.
Jack, one of the victim's brothers, helps Lila to discover more about the crash, and in so doing assists him in his grief at losing his sister. But many people have secrets that they do not want discovering and Jack and Lila have opened a door that doesn't want opening.
The story holds strong throughout with an imaginative plot, that leads us down different paths, there are no shortage of unlikeable suspects, with strong characters and vivid surroundings, at a steady pace.
Jack and Lila have their differences, which makes for interesting interactions between them, I enjoyed their constant toing and froing!
As the clues were dropped, I was glued to the pages, my mind going this way and that, with the tension gradually building up slowly.
Dying to Tell is an edge of the seat psychological thriller and I will look out for more novels by Keri Beevis.
Keri Beevis wrote her first novel at age twenty, but it was a further twenty years before she was published after entering the Rethink Press New Novels Competition 2012. Her entry, Dead Letter Day, was a winner, earning her a publishing contract, and the book proved to be a minor hit, leading to a sequel, Dead Write. However it was Keri's third novel, standalone mystery thriller The Darkness Beneaththat gained her the most success, along with many new fans, both in the UK and the USA.
Born in the village of Old Catton, less than a mile from where Anna Sewell was living when she wrote Black Beauty, Keri had a passion for reading and writing from a young age, though her tastes veered more to the macabre.
Today she still lives in Norwich, along with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel), where she writes a comedic lifestyle column for a local magazine. She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.
Keri’s previous books have all been US based and she is looking forward to the release of her first UK based novel, which is set in her beautiful home county of Norfolk.
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