JOE Trumball is still getting over the murder of his fiance Lauren two years ago, the night before they were due to marry.

Now he has met a new girl, the raven haired Marlene. At last, life seems to be beginning a new chapter. Except that tragedy is waiting in the shadows.

A story told with pace and emotion that drops one or two delicate red herrings and packs in plenty of surprises. It is also extremely well written.