Author: S.L. McInnis
About the book: Beth Montogmery thinks she has the perfect life until her best friend from college, Cassie Ogilvy, asks to stay with Beth and her husband. Little does she know that Cassie is connected to a quadruple homicide following a botched drug deal that left an undercover cop dead.
I received an advanced review copy from Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: I love thrillers, so I was excited to read this novel. The cover is clever with an image of a piano, which ties in with the importance of music throughout the story. The quick pacing at the start drew me in.
Characters: The main characters are flawed with many having their own issues. I appreciate the backstories that came out later on in the narrative, as they shed light on why everyone made certain decisions.
“In the end, he’s pretty sure nobody knows anything about anyone else.”
Writing: The chapters are short and suspenseful. It’s told in third person and alternates between the perspectives of Beth, Cassie, Beth’s husband named Jay, a police officer, as well as a criminal in Rick.
Final thoughts: I didn’t see the ending coming at all. It was unexpected and different.
I highly recommend Framed if you like suspenseful thrillers with unpredictable twists.