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Suspicion by Leigh Russell

May 29, 2019

 The Blurb

 

Would you trust your instincts... or your husband?

Happily married to the charismatic headmaster of a prestigious boarding school, Louise thinks her life is perfect.

But after hearing that her husband is having an affair, Louise must decide how far she is prepared to go to save her marriage. Confident in her IT skills, Louise cyber bullies her rival.

When the police become involved, Louise realises she has made a dangerous choice as first one woman, then another, is found murdered.

Realising she has taken on more than she intended, Louise has to make another choice and this one could cost her not only her marriage but also her life…

 

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About Leigh Russell

 

 

Leigh Russell has sold over a million crime fiction novels, and writes full time. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe and in China, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, and reached #1 on kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her books have been optioned by major television production company Avalon Television. She chairs the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and is a Royal Literary Fellow.
Leigh writes the Lucy Hall mystery series published by Thomas and Mercer.
Find out more about Leigh on her website http://www.leighrussell.co.uk where news, reviews and interviews are posted, with a schedule of Leigh's appearances. You can contact Leigh via her website, where you can subscribe to her newsletter and follow her on Twitter and facebook.

 

My Review

 

This is the second standalone psychological thriller by Leigh Russell, published by Bloodhound Books and like the first one, The Adulterer's Wife, it did not disappoint.
Louise, who is married to Nick the ambitious young headmaster of a long established prestigious school, gave up her career to support her husband in the role of 'headmaster's wife'. Now, almost after their first academic year in post, she is given good reason to believe that her first and only love has been unfaithful to her. Keeping this knowledge to herself, she starts a campaign to displace her rival, but little did she know that this would have chilling consequences that threatened not only her marriage but her liberty.
After each chapter, I was compelled to read another and another, wanting to know what happens next as Lousie's dilemma went from bad to worse. Everything anybody could wish for in a psychological thriller, and I hope Leigh Russell has more like this in the pipeline. Couldn't be any less than the maximum five-star rating.​

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