It Takes a Town by Aoife Clifford

$34.99

‘A vivid story of small town allegiances and secret grudges that drew me in and didn’t let go! I was pinned to my chair.’ – Amanda Hampson, author of The Tea Ladies

‘One of the most enjoyable crime reads of the year.’ – Hayley Scrivenor, internationally best-selling author of Dirt Town

So many people had reason to hate her, but did anyone have reason to kill her?

Everyone dies famous in a country town, but glamorous Vanessa Walton was a shining star. A celebrity since she was a child, Vanessa is back on the front page for all the wrong reasons; after a terrible storm she has been found dead at the bottom of her stairs.

At first her death seems to be a simple accident, but anonymous letters are discovered that suggest otherwise – and when 16-year-old Jasmine Langridge claims it is murder, she suddenly disappears. As the police begin to investigate, secrets are exposed and friendships unravel.

What happens to a community when murders and abductions sit alongside petty workmates, teenage tribulations and longstanding friendships? It will take a town to solve this crime, but what will be broken in the effort to piece together the truth?

PRAISE for It Takes a Town:

’A page-turning, easy read with a story driven by lively characters, It Takes A Town offers readers glimpses of a community that has more bubbling below the surface than can be contained within this novel.‘ – Books + Publishing