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Six Wicked Reasons

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529400281

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 17th September 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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“Clever twists and cracking dialogue make it hard to put down” The Times


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.


For even more Jo Spain, check out her most exciting and thrilling work yet, The Perfect Lie.

Discover DI Tom Reynolds in the first instalment of Jo Spain’s acclaimed detective series, With Our Blessing.

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Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, loved
Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies
Clever, pacey, compulsive
Sunday Mirror
Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read
BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back
Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision
JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride
Irish Independent
A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology
Sunday Express
Fresh, witty writing style . . . an eye for details make the characters instantly believable
Daily Mail
An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it
Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver
A book to sink into with a cast of characters you'll genuinely care about... completely memorable... a gorgeous read
Dervla McTiernan
Jo Spain interweaves the lives of her multiply flawed characters with great skill. The clever twists and cracking dialogue make it hard to put down
The Times
Jo Spain is at the vanguard of Ireland's flourishing crime writing scene, one that is being led by women
The Irish Examiner
Spain keeps the pace cracking along and, more importantly, the intrigue high until the last
The Crack
Jo Spain interweaves the lives of her multiply flawed characters with great skill. The clever twists and cracking dialogue make it hard to put down
The Times
Jo Spain is increasingly big news in the crime fiction community...Six Wicked Reasons...is deceptively simple and completely addictive
i paper
With its eclectic cast of characters, isolated setting and knockout twists, this gives a certain Ms Christie a run for her money
A Christie-esque masterpiece!
My Weekly
A cleverly constructed and thoroughly immersive thriller that seamlessly links past with present
Irish Independent
This is her best yet. Six Wicked Reasons will cement Spain's position as one of Irish crime writing's hottest names
Sunday Independent
Definitely one you won't want to miss this year
Filled with tension from the outset...Utterly brilliant
Woman's Way
Agatha Christie at her best...makes for truly wicked fun with a salutary undertow of genuinely affecting sadness
Sunday Express
An entertainingly toxic revenge tale
A rich, flawed family and murder aboard a yacht make this tale ideal screen fodder
Irish Sunday Times
A dazzling performance
Irish Times
A witty, insightful and an intriguing mystery...a cracking read
NB magazine
Told with style and great skill, this is classic stuff
Sunday Sport
A well-drawn story of love, empathy and friendship