finished reading

There's a lot going on in this first installment of a series.  Almost too much.  The introduction to the two main detective characters was modern--not a meet-cute but a New Year's drunken hook-up, complete with fake names and phone numbers.  So when the detectives are thrown together on the case it's awkward but sets a tone.  The story unfolds with multiple narrative threads telling the story of the murder victim's last few days, especially how he antagonizes every single person he comes in contact with, creating quite a cast of suspects.  The end reveal made sense and I didn't see it coming.  I think I'll try another from the series.

From the publisher:
At midnight, one of them is dead.
By morning, all of them are suspects.

It's a party to end all parties, but not everyone is here to celebrate.

On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbors.

But by midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year’s Day, Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbors, friends and family—and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.

With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn’t who wanted Rhys dead…but who finally killed him.

In a village with this many secrets, murder is just the beginning.

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