ABOUT THE BOOK:
Megan Melvick has returned home after a three-year absence to visit her dying sister, Melissa, for the last time. As she approaches the grand Scottish country estate where she grew up, the memories come flooding back. Just what did happen on the night of Melissa’s wedding five years before? Where has Megan and Melissa’s mother disappeared to? And why does Melissa whisper that solitary word before she finally slips away: Sorry.
In order to overcome her demons, Megan must confront her painful recollections of that terrible night, the night of Melissa’s wedding. The night somebody died. But can she really trust her memories? And who is so determined that she should forget?
Apart from the Prologue which is a shock to the system this is not a fast paced book, but it is a wild ride on the dark side of family relationships. This is told through multiple perspectives mostly Megan and Carla; who tells her story through absentia, being dead. But how did she dire? Was murder involved and if so who was responsible?
Firstly we have Megan returning to her family home to say her last goodbyes to her dying sister who is suffering from severe anorexia. Megan finds many memories crowding in on her, not least her Grandfather’s suicide and the way she has treated her sister in the past. Not kindly, but her sister’s last words to her is Sorry, when Megan is the one who should be the one apologizing.
Caro weaves a tale of deceit, treachery and betrayal. With superb writing and consummate story telling with not a wasted word or misplaced character.
A slow burn of a read but what a superb read and being a stand alone makes a change from her series. Grab a copy and dive in!
Caro Ramsay was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been writing stories since she was five years old, developing a keen interest in crime fiction and a passion for the genre that lead her to write Absolution, her first novel.