Back of the book :
FOUR FRIENDS. ONE MURDER. A GAME THEY CAN’T ESCAPE
‘It was only a game’… Until a boy went missing.
‘No one was meant to get hurt’… But a body has been found.
‘Just some innocent fun’… Except one of them is a killer.
Ready or not, here I come.
It’s time to play hide and seek again.
What I think :
Ben Draper doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.
Then he goes missing …
When a teenage boys body is found twenty-two years later in the disused crypt of a boarding school it turns out that its Ben’s body.
Everybody thought that he had run away from the school after playing a game of hide and seek with the only three friends he had at the school at the time, Lance, Melissa and Callum. Surely though teenagers are a little old for a game of Hide and Seek ??
The headmaster who was at the school when this happened, only seems to care about the reputation of the school not the fact that a boy has been murdered there. Its down to DI Fleet and DS Collins to solve this cold case, and when there are more deaths twenty-two years later, are they connected ?
Told over two timelines, twenty-two years ago with Ben up until his death and with the investigation now, this well paced story hooks you in with its twists and turns. It keeps you guessing right up until the well sown up end.
I really enjoyed Simon’s other books so when I was asked to review this one I jumped at the chance. I really love a crime thriller and this one really fits the bill. I really liked the way the author formed the characters and the easy style that the book is written.
I give this book 5 Stars
Published on 06/05/22 by Penguin Books.
The Biggest Thank you to Ellie Hudson at Penguin books for the review copy of the book in return for a honest review.