Audiobook Review: Sweetpea (Sweetpea #1) by C.J. Skuse

“The last person who called me Sweetpea ended up dead…”

Published in 2017 and the first book in a trilogy, Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse follows Rhiannon, your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog. But she’s got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening, she dutifully listens to her friends’ plans for marriage and babies while secretly making a list. A kill list.

From the man at the grocery checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have it coming, Rhiannon is ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder.

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Book Review: The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse

“Her lies can’t last forever.”

Published in 2020, The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse follows Joanne Haynes. But Joanne has a secret: that is not her real name. Her flat’s not hers, either. Neither are her cats. Even her hair isn’t really hers. Nor is she any of the other women she pretends to be. Not the bestselling romance novelist who gets her morning snack from the doughnut van on the seafront. Nor the pregnant woman in the dental surgery. Nor the chemo patient in the supermarket for whom the cashier feels ever so sorry. They’re all just alibis.

In fact, the only thing that’s real about Joanne is that nobody can know who she really is. But someone has got too close. It looks like her alibis have begun to run out…

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