The Rumour is a story about a rumour (go figure).
The main character, Jo, mentions at her book club that a famous child killer might be living in their town under a new identity. The killer was 10 years old at the time of the murder and has not been photographed since her release. As no-one knows what she looks like as an adult, the town take it upon themselves to identify who the killer is. Jo is at the centre of the drama; not only did Jo start the rumour, her boyfriend moves to town to dig up the truth for his literary debut.
If you read my previous book review you will know that I am the type of person who always tries to figure out what is going to happen. There were so many points in the story where I thought “omg its them!” and I was wrong. There were so many twists and turns to keep me off the scent. Even the last sentence of the book left me in a state of shock. I did not see it coming!
A favourite quote from the book
One of my highlighted quotes from the book is written from the perspective of someone who is unidentified. The owner of the voice isn’t unveiled until towards the end of the book, but snippets of their thoughts are revealed as the story progresses and they’re closer to being found out.
One casual remark. One whispered confidence. That’s all it takes to set the wheels in motion and change the course of a life.page 50
What I’m reading next
The next book I am reading is This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay.
Until next time, Susan.