‘I could probably have been an actress.
It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else.
Isn’t that what I’ve been doing for most of my life?’
Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out.
The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . .
Having not read any of Liz’s books before I was intrigued to give this one a go. I liked the style of writing and how the book starts from the present then goes back to when the main character Cordelia is a little girl. There is a unexpected twist at the end that I did not see coming. It was a well detailed story with lots of interesting characters along the way.
I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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