‘James is … was …’ I swirled the drink in my glass, the ice cubes chinking as I tried to think how to phrase it. ‘My ex,’ I said at last.
It was true – but so far from the whole truth that it felt almost like a lie.
‘We were together at school.’
‘At school?’ Tom raised both eyebrows this time. ‘Good lord. Dark ages. Childhood sweethearts?’
‘Yes, I guess so.’
‘But you’re friends now?’
What could I say? No, I haven’t seen him since the day he texted me. No, I’ve never forgiven him for what he said, what he did. No. ‘I … not exactly. We sort of lost touch.’
Ok, prediction time:
So, far into the story - thanks to the telling in flashbacks, while our MC is recovering from amnesia in hospital (not really a spoiler, we know this from the first few pages) - I think there are some obvious red herrings in this one, and I think one of them is(show spoiler)
I also get a whiff of a particular Christie plot(show spoiler)
from this story, so I am inclined to suspect that the person most likely to be connected with the victim is(show spoiler)
Who else would have a motive as none of the other characters seem to know about James and the MC? I think all of the other characters met Clare at uni, i.e. after James and Nora broke up.
Yes, I am still reading this. It's a ridiculous book, and I want to know if the solution to this is equally ridiculous.