When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen. Read April 2016.

A believable, though horrific, premise provides a gripping mystery in one of the best books I’ve read in the past year.

” You see the people you work with every day. But what can’t you see?…Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past?  Who is capable of murder?”

The structure of the book works well. The multiple points of view, giving the various characters their own chapters, made it easy to keep up with who’s who. The sense of foreboding builds with every page turned.

The author’s writing style is perfect for me – keeping the plot moving along at a fast pace while painting visual pictures to make the settings and characters come to life.

I enjoyed reading this book immensely. If there’s one thing I love more than guessing what’s going on in a mystery, it’s thinking I’ve solved it then being proved wrong. When She Was Bad knocked down all my theories like a row of dominoes, and if anyone tells me they guessed the ending I won’t believe them.

Highly recommended for psychological thriller fans.

Thank you to the publisher for the proof copy to review.