Pieces of a Lie by Rowena Holloway
An outstanding debut novel
A spate of seemingly random antique robberies turn ugly and a web of egotism, greed and muscle wraps itself around a colourful collection of townsfolk. The story is packed with multi-faceted characters, including friends with ulterior motives, town gossips and a misogynistic cop.
The sustained tension reaches a real crescendo where Mina is all alone fighting for her life. Add a truly disturbing psychopath with a perverse hobby, and a dog with an ethereal element, and you can't lose!