What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer? Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher — her husband. But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows — and make her fear for her young daughter’s life. Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can’t be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all…
Tell Me I’m Wrong is a sinister, psychological domestic noir mystery filled with secrets.
“Everyone knows everyone. Everyone relies on everyone. It’s a finely balanced ecosystem which can be brought crashing down with relative ease. And this might just do it”
After a gripping first scene-setting chapter, the story is mostly first-person narrated alternately by wife and husband Megan and Chris, dealing with being new parents and the impact of baby Evie on their marriage. Megan is preoccupied with a fractious baby and Chris is, well, distant to say the least. Chris’s chapters reveal someone pretty cold and unappealing with plenty of issues, but is he capable of what Megan suspects and, if not, what is he hiding?
Tell Me I’m Wrong is a mysterious and well-written easy read. The story gets going very quickly – there is no messing about – and I was totally immersed in the story, particularly sympathising with Megan. I enjoyed her chapters more than Chris’s, just because he came across (deliberately) as such a cold fish. The story moves forward at a steady pace but really ramps up the tension in the final third. I was pleased that I did not see the ending coming nor the extra little twist at the very end.
I am very grateful to the author, Adam Croft, for the copy of Tell Me I’m Wrong and would definitely read more from him in the future.