Who really killed Leo Fenton?
Two years ago, Ben Fenton went camping with his brother Leo. It was the last time they ever saw each other. By the end of that fateful trip, Leo had disappeared, and Ben had been arrested for his murder.
Ben's girlfriend Ana Seabrook has always protested his innocence. Now, on the hottest day of 2018's sweltering heat wave, she receives a phone call from the police. Leo's body has been found, in a freshly dug grave in her own local churchyard. How did it get there? Who really killed him?
St Albans police, led by DCI Jansen, are soon unpicking a web of lies that shimmers beneath the surface of Ana's well-kept village. But as tensions mount, and the tight-knit community begins to unravel, Ana realises that if she wants to absolve her husband, she must unearth the truth alone
Thanks to Head of Zeus for my e-arc of this new atmospheric thriller 'The Scorched Earth' by Rachael Blok
When Bones are unearthed in a churchyard, the past is pulled into the present. 2 years ago, Ben Fenton went camping with his brother Leo, Tragedy strikes, Ben awakes in the morning covered in his brothers blood, But there is no sign of Leo and Ben has no recollection of the prior events. Ben is soon sentenced for his brothers murder and sent to Prison. Untill this body turns up casting fresh doubt over the whole thing. Where has this body come from? Was Ben really the Killer?
This story is told from the point of view of the main protagonists, Ben , Ana , Ben's girlfriend at the time and someone who seems to have a secret, and DCI Maarten Jansen , The main investigator who has his problems to deal with as well this case.
A compelling, atmospheric thriller, this is very well written, It's very descriptive writing, it all feels very dark and brooding.
Plenty of Twists and Turns, the tension is almost palpable, this is a mystery will keep you guessing until the end.