Ted Severson's flight is delayed. After one too many martinis enjoyed in the company of a beautiful stranger, they play a version of truth or dare and he reveals that he thinks his wife Miranda is cheating on him. Killing her is a theory, hastily spoken words of anger, until Lily calmly offers to help.
Implausible? Not really. Gripping, twisty, shocking and unputdownable? You bet.
There was a part - nearly halfway into the book - where I was completely convinced I had the whole thing totally figured out. Then something happened which revealed I was utterly wrong.
I read this book at a furious pace. More plot driven than character driven (most of the people aren't that nice), you will want to stay up late reading to discover how this all pans out.
A tiny bit of hanging in the ending. Still satisfying, but one or two questions, which wasn't the end of the world.
I will be looking out for more by Peter Swanson.