A perfect crime needs a perfect alibi…
Crime reporter Beth Chambers is committed to uncovering the truth – and she’s not afraid of bending the rules to get there.
When troubled soap star Megan Fuller is found stabbed to death in her South London home, all eyes are on her ex-husband – the notorious gangster, Danny Shapiro.
Determined to expose Danny as a cold-blooded killer, Beth obsessively pursues him. But in her hunt for the truth, her family are set to pay the ultimate price…
First things first: confession time. I didn’t know if I was going to like this book. The cover didn’t interest me at all, but I had seen that some of the best crime books use this kind of pictures, so I was determined not to let that affect my opinion. The other factor was that I wasn’t sure I was the right target for this genre. I usually read more classic police procedurals, but I haven’t read many “crime thrillers” yet.
Turns out I didn’t have to worry at all. I enjoyed The Alibi so so much that I’ve decided I want to read way more books like this one. So please, if you have any suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments! It seems like I don’t just like mafia and mobsters in movies, you see.
One of the reasons why I loved this so much was that the main character was awesome. Beth Chambers was brave and determined to find the truth. And was incredibly smart. Okay, I would’ve never confronted the bad guys the way she did, but that’s because I’m a coward. Not Beth. She rocks.
This is the story of Ben, a crime journalist who starts investigating Megan Fuller’s murder. Beth thinks Megan’s ex-husband and notorious mobster Danny Shapiro might be the killer, but there are plenty of other suspects as well. Meanwhile, we get Danny Shapiro’s perspective, as well as Ethan Cain’s, a mysterious man that behaves suspiciously…
The first chapters packed a few twists that I honestly didn’t expect, which is always appreciated. Also, I do think that the mystery was well-crafted and complex and I would’ve read this in a day if I hadn’t gone to work. I had such a fun time reading this book, that I had to give it all the stars. It was thrilling and fast-paced and even though some tiny things were a bit predictable, the ending caught me completely by surprise. Yay!