A young man is murdered on a houseboat in London. Laura, a troubled young girl, was seen leaving the boat. But then there’s Miriam, a quite noisy neighbour with a secret or two. And then the victim's aunt Carla. All three women are linked to the dead man and to each other. Hawkins introduces these characters and their backstories slowly, establishing the various connections through well-paced alternating chapters--but as the picture fills in, readers realize not everything is as it seems. As the mystery builds, you'll feel like you're in the hands of an expert filmmaker--and A Slow Fire Burning is a perfect summer read in any season.
A Slow Fire Burning, by Paula Hawkins