Or Else by Joe Hart

Or Else
.ePUB, 218 pages
Expected Publication: 01 Apr 2022
By: Thomas & Mercer

About The Book:
When novelist Andy Drake returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father, a reconnection with his childhood friend Rachel escalates into a secret love affair. For Rachel, struggling to maintain the facade of a picture-perfect life, it’s an escape from an emotionally abusive marriage. Then Andy receives an anonymous note warning him to end the affair. Or else. Whoever’s been watching is going to make Andy pay. Weeks later, Rachel’s husband, David, is shot to death. Rachel and her two young sons vanish without a trace. One misstep, one careless reveal, and Andy could look as guilty as sin. Clue by clue, as his investigation into the mystery unfolds, Andy discovers that he and Rachel weren’t the only ones keeping secrets. Nothing in this quiet neighborhood is as it seems. No one peeking from behind the curtains of their homes can be trusted. And the worst is yet to come. Because David isn’t the only one who will die.

My Review:
This was my first read by Joe Hart and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a tension filled journey into multiple deaths in a neighbourhood called "The Loop". I was drawn into this story right away and the short chapters had me flipping the pages in anticipation of what was going to happen next. I was surprised by the ending, in a really good way and I loved having a novelist as protagonist. All the characters are feel like real people and they behave in a way that feels authentic. The story has real depth and reveals many neighbourhood secrets and lies. Although it is a short book, just 218 pages on my tablet, it really packed a punch. I recommend this one for readers who like a suspenseful murder mystery.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Joe Hart and Thomas & Mercer for the giving of the ARC.

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