A Slow Fire Burning

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbour clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smoulder before they explode into flame?

This being a Hawkins novel, the plot twists are sprinkled liberally to keep readers on their toes and the story is sustained by the humanity of the characters whose secrets are slowly brought to the surface.

A slow paced, yet exciting thriller.