Inadvertently, our actions may have effects on others, more severe than we ever could imagine. Like a ricochet that irrevocably connects one story with another…
Bianca is a young marketing specialist at a Swedish publishing house. Always the underdog, she has workaholic tendencies and keeps people at arm’s length, especially since her brother went missing four years ago.
Lena has left Sweden behind and moved to Palma de Mallorca to open up a B&B, as a new beginning after a great tragedy. Her plans are quickly derailed when there is a terrible discovery on her property: buried in the ground next to the house lies the body of a man.
Sean returns home to Ireland from London after his father suffers a heart attack. Once he arrives, he has a horrible realization: Donal is not his biological father. Who knows about this secret and, more importantly: if Donal is not his father, who is?
Perfect for readers of Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me, Anna Platt has written a masterful and highly intricate story, as she pans between three character’s lives with a cinematic quality to create a narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Anna Platt writes her characters with an empathy that inspires equal interest in all three lives and makes them come alive on the page, and reading the dialogue, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Platt is a prolific script writer for film and tv series.
RICOCHET inhabits the space between commercial and literary fiction, being a true qualitative page-turner such as Where the Crawdads Sing – also a novel about a crime – which will make you keep reading until the surprising end.
‘I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it as skilfully executed as in Anna Platt’s suspense debut RICOCHET. I have never before nominated a book for suspense debut of the year before the year has even started, but this one already feels like it has a guaranteed spot.’