Six Wicked Reasons – Jo Spain

4.5 Stars


“It’s June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family.

Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam’s reappearance poses more questions than answers. The past is a tangled web of deceit.

And, as tension builds, it’s apparent somebody has planned murderous revenge for the events of ten years ago.”


This is a 400+ page book and I read it all in one day, in one sitting, out in the garden in the sun. This one really is an engrossing page turner, which is surprising for several reasons, but mainly because I haven’t been that captivated by a thriller in a while.

This was writing in a style I’m seeing a lot lately, similar to Big Little Lies, Whisper Network, where you’re jumping back and fore in a interview style, where a crime/murder has been committed. Usually not only are you trying to discover who the killer is, but also who the victim is. However, with this book, you are already made aware of who the victim is so that little mystery is taken away from the reader. However, it does leave you asking yourself why? You also get hints at so many other secrets hidden that this family and each individual is hiding, including the victim, that you get hooked and want to discover whose hiding what and why.

The book itself is quite fast paced, thanks to the writing and the short chapters. You are jumping back and fore from each character and their lives, but it’s not really from their full perspective. You’re also jumping back and fore from several different timelines, which usually ca be frustrating, but actually works really well with this story as you need and want those answers, and those answers go back a long way!

I also got a little bit emotional at the end of this book, which took me by surprise.

Published by ShayneysReviews

Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

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