The Accusation by Wendy James

Book blurb…

Somebody is lying.  After eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Who would do such a thing? And why?

Local drama teacher Suzannah Wells, once a minor celebrity, is new to town. Suddenly she’s in the spotlight again, accused of being the monster who drugged and bound a teenager in her basement. As stories about her past emerge, even those closest to her begin to doubt her innocence.

And Ellie? The media can’t get enough of her. She’s a girl-power icon, a social-media star. But is she telling the truth?

A powerful exploration of the fragility of trust and the loss of innocence, from the author of The Golden Child and The Mistake.

My thoughts…

Another well-crafted novel by this talented Australian author.

What I enjoy about Wendy’s novels is the way she uses social media as both subject matter and as a tool to inform the reader.

This story had me from the beginning and whilst I had my doubts about the accusation against Suzannah I was torn.

Domestic noir at its best.

This review is also published on Goodreads

Review Linked to Australian Womens Writers Challenge

Published by HarperCollins Australia

About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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