The Day We Died by Wendy Owens – Review

4 Stars

At ten years of age, Rachel discovers that the father she loves is a murderer known as “The Lipstick Killer” and her whole life is turned upside down. Her family decide to leave the persecution of their neighbourhood and start a new life in Chicago. They change their names and so Rachel becomes Sydney and she trains and becomes a crime scene technician. She is called to attend a homicide scene and is shocked to find the female victim wearing the same shade of lipstick her executed father used on his victims. Called Fire in the Sky, but it was discontinued years before. Then the bodies start mounting up.

This is a really easy book to read. Its straightforward language and steady pace draws the story along nicely. The pressure mounts as the story progresses making it one if those books that aren’t easy to put down. So don’t start reading it before bed! Several times I thought I had guessed the ending but then it twisted again. It has a brilliant ending too.

My thanks to #NetGalley, #VictoryEditingNetGalleyCo-op and #WendyOwens for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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