The Rumour, Lesley Kara

The Rumour opening line: It starts with a rumour.

The Rumour

My blurb:

Joanna just cannot help herself. She overhears the mum’s at the school gate sharing some gossip. And she feels the urge to blurt it out at book club. And then she embellishes the story even more to make friends. All this in order to make her son feel that he belongs in his new school. But the rumour gets out of control, and Joanna is being threatened.

The Rumour
When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back…
Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.
Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.
So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?
My verdict:

Lesley Kara’s debut novel is excellent. With an ending you would never have thought of this is a must read novel. It took me less than a day from start to finish. All work and cooking was set aside so that I could find out who the killer was.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781787631007
Format Trade Paperback
Published January 2019

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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