Title: Then There Were None
Author: B.P. Smythe
Publisher: BookPublishingWorld (15 Mar. 2018)
Lydia Perkins is a struggling actress desperately looking for work. Drifting from one unsuccessful audition to the next and always being pipped at the post by younger and prettier actresses for good drama parts that could enhance her career. However, her agent Maurice Weinstock informs her that a fantastic part has just come up for grabs. It’s to play the wife in a TV sitcom. There are four other actresses after the part so he can’t promise anything. Lydia knows the actresses. She will stop at nothing including murder to get the right part for money and fame. Even if it means killing off the competition to land the lucrative TV sitcom role.
Lydia knows how to handle a gun. Having grown up on her parent’s farm, she learnt how to shoot helping her father kill foxes and vermin as well as providing game for the Sunday roast. One by one Lydia kills off the opposition. It comes easy for her. She has killed before. Newspaper headlines called it a family tragedy with her parents shot dead by her sister suffering from depression. Only Lydia knows the truth.
I love a good thriller and Then There Were None did not disappoint. I was hooked from the first page and if I hadn’t started it late at night and had to get up early the next morning I would have read it in one go.
It is a very fast paced book with twists and shocks along the way. Lydia Perkins was the main character and she wants a part in a tv sitcom which pays a lot of money but she is up against it, with her age and other actresses who are more successful, she thinks of a way of getting the part. Er find ourselves going into Lydia’s past and finding out more about her, however some of it did make me feel a bit uneasy, I am not going to say which part but you will know when you read it.
The book was well put together and well written and for the majority I enjoyed it.
If you are looking for a good quick thriller I would definitely recommend this book.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.