Book Review – ‘Catch Us The Foxes’ by Nicola West

TITLE: Catch Us The Foxes
AUTHOR: Nicola West
GENRE: Thriller/Suspense
WORD/PAGE COUNT: 320 pages (paperback)
PUBLICATION DETAILS: by Simon & Schuster Australia on July 7th, 2021
RRP: $32.99 AUD (paperback)

Blurb from Goodreads:

Some secrets you try to hide. Others you don’t dare let out … Twin Peaks meets The Dry in a deliciously dark and twisted tale that unravels a small town

Ambitious young journalist Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson would do anything to escape the suffocating confines of her small home town. While begrudgingly covering the annual show for the local paper, Lo is horrified to discover the mutilated corpse of Lily Williams, the reigning showgirl and Lo’s best friend. Seven strange symbols have been ruthlessly carved into Lily’s back. But when Lo reports her grisly find to the town’s police chief, he makes her promise not to tell anyone about the symbols. Lo obliges, though it’s not like she has much of a choice – after all, he is also her father.

When Lily’s murder makes headlines around the country and the town is invaded by the media, Lo seizes the opportunity to track down the killer and make a name for herself by breaking the biggest story of her life.

What Lo uncovers is that her sleepy home town has been harbouring a deadly secret, one so shocking that it will captivate the entire nation. Lo’s story will change the course of her life forever, but in a way she could never have dreamed of.

I’m certain that CATCH US THE FOXES will throw even the most genre savvy reader off their game, I challenge anyone to predict how this plot unfolds! If you’re a fan of twisty thrillers that keep you guessing, this debut novel by Nicola West fits the bill to perfection. One moment you’ll be utterly convinced you know where the story is going, then in the next heartbeat, a blindside clobbers you over the head and leaves you reeling! 

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