The Suspects

By Katharine Johnson

Book cover for 'The suspects' by Katherine Johnson

Five graduates decide to get onto the property ladder and buy a house together. They host a New Years Eve party and then not long after discover a body in their basement. They all saw the young man, alive and well at the party, but none claim to have actually known him.

They all realise that the finger of suspicion will be pointing directly at one or all of them. All five have reasons to be distrustful of the police, so decide the best course of action is to get rid of the body. What could possibly go wrong?

The story is told from the perspective of Emily, one of five flawed and guilt ridden characters. This is rather a good story set in 1980’s Bristol. The spotlight is on the five friends as their lives begin to unravel. This is a very readable, quirky little whodunit, with some 80’s nostalgia thrown in.