A murdered sister with a secret
A cop shackled by the past
A killer obsessed with both women
Jo Boden was eleven when her older sister, Sarah, was murdered. The tragedy shattered her family and led to her parents divorce. Sarah’s student boyfriend, Nathan Wade, was convicted of her brutal killing.
Sixteen years later Jo has survived by throwing herself into her career as a DC with the Metropolitan Police and caring for her mentally fragile mother, Alison.
Now Wade is being released from jail on licence and Briony Rowe, who claims to be an old university friend of Sarah’s, says she can prove his innocence.
In Jo’s opinion the story Briony spins is a self-serving lie. Rowe is an ambitious film-maker and, backed by an award-winning television production company, she’s planning a high-profile miscarriage of justice documentary on Wade which, she hopes, will force a review of his conviction and, in the process, make her name.
The Bodens have no doubt that Wade is guilty and find it hard to accept that he’s served his time. Being badgered by Rowe makes their sense of injustice worse. Jo grew up with the myth of her beautiful and brilliant sister. Can she face the possibility that Sarah harboured some dark secrets of her own?
As she juggles the demands of the job with a closer look at the original investigation, Jo too becomes the target of her sister’s killer. He can’t escape the shadow of the past either and is determined to pursue his own twisted form of redemption.
IT SHOULD’VE BEEN ME is a taut and pacey psychological thriller set in and around London. It should appeal to fans of Clare Mackintosh, Erin Kelly and Susie Steiner.
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