Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.
Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer.
But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust…
As always, when reading this latest novel from Dorothy Koomson I really adored her unique and captivating writing style. It feels extremely comforting and familiar to me now having read all of her books over the years!
I’ve really been enjoying Dorothy’s latest move exploring crime elements within her novels that also explore family relationships and friendship dramas. The Brighton Mermaid was no exception and it was full of unexpected twists and turns that I thoroughly enjoyed!
The key protagonists felt fully developed and as a results I found I really cared about what was happening to them all. I was really rooting for some, and on the same hand others less so!
I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed a Koomson novel in the past and if you are yet to encounter any of her novels then I would recommend this even more so!