A Good Place to Hide a Body

Bad Sisters meets The Good Life in this fresh and funny thriller

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Pub Date 4 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 16 Aug 2024

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'Can you come round?' Dad says tremulously.
'Of course. Are you OK? Is it Mum?'
'No!' He almost shouts it. 'Just come quickly. The garden...the...body... we need you, Penny.'
For women of Penny's generation, being on hand for elderly parents is just part of life. But for Penny, things have become a little more serious...

When she receives a frantic phone call from her parents one night, with express instructions NOT to call the police, Penny rushes over at once. But they haven't had a fall. They haven't forgotten their computer passwords. They've killed someone. And his body is lying in the garden, right next to the rose bushes.
Everyone is capable of murder. They just need to meet the right person.

From the bestselling author of Friend Request (2017).

'Can you come round?' Dad says tremulously.
'Of course. Are you OK? Is it Mum?'
'No!' He almost shouts it. 'Just come quickly. The garden...the...body... we need you, Penny.'
For women of Penny's...

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The blurb is all that is needed to recommend this book, and drew me in instantly.
I finished this quick read in a day because each time I thought the story was finishing, another shock came along to turn the story on its head.
I'm really enjoying older people as main characters in books lately and just loved this so much, especially Sissys character, who is definitely one to call if you ever needed a good place to hide a body!
Fantastic read that kept me hooked throughout.

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Bloody hell, that was brilliant!

I've become really picky about my thrillers since having a baby - I used to read it all, and now there's lots I won't go near with a 10-foot barge pole - so I stick to the comfort of romance novels and HEA's. Every few months, though, something piques my interest, and I remember why I love thrillers quite so much; this novel did EXACTLY that.

Books that start with a prologue introducing the ✨️main event✨️ have a habit of being really slow-paced, so the build-up is more dramatic. The same isn't to be said for AGPTHAB. It was engaging and interesting from the first page - I think the fact I read the entire thing over a span of three hours speaks volumes. The characters are mundane, and everyday people - as I'm noticing is the case throughout Marshall's work - but I think that's what makes the story so exciting? These 50- and 70-year old's with allotments and office jobs have a HUGE secret??? I am GRIPPED.

I really enjoyed the fact that there were multiple twists. The big part of the story was placed in the middle, as opposed to the end, and that really helped with the pacing of the story and the wanting to know what could possibly come next.

I implore everyone to add this to their TBR's, pre-order, and read as soon as it's published. I hope you love it as much as I did. And never, ever rent out your annexe... you never know what could happen...

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This is a hugely enjoyable novel! I loved it. There’s lots to relate to in Penny’s life - her love for, but also exasperation with, elderly parents, her teenage son starting to go off the rails and then…a dead body! I couldn’t put it down (the book not the body, fortunately). Penny is a sympathetic main character with lots going on. I enjoyed the way her view of her parents develops as the story progresses. There are plenty of surprises, some strong, feisty characters and a particularly objectionable one. A Good Place to Hide a Body kept me entertained throughout and I would highly recommend it.

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This book was phenomenal.
It truly had me hooked wondering what was going on as it started with a jump forwards before going back to the present day to see the build up. I had so many preconceptions and guesses that were then totally smashed to pieces as things were unveiled.
The tension build up was amazing as I was left anxiously turning the page wondering how they were going to get away with it and the plot twists were stunning.
Character development throughout felt really well done as information was slowly dropped in and I felt that the pacing was great to keep me invested yet not so quick that I felt rushed.
This was a really fun read. A really great mystery that adds in plenty of humour the further in you get.
Favourite Quote - I've been googling rigor Mortis. It's wildly incriminating should I ever be investigated for Coopers death, but if I am, the fact he's under my parents patio will be more of a giveaway, so I don't worry too much.
Favourite Character - Sissy

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