The Death of Us Reviews

“Bloody brilliant.” – Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of the Shetland, Vera, and Two Rivers novels

“Lori Rader-Day’s The Death of Us is a deftly crafted, winding road of family secrets, unsolved disappearance, murder, betrayal, and complicated lives caught in the crosshairs of suspicion and lies. Masterful. Riveting. What a ride!” – Tracy Clark, author of the Cass Raines and Det. Harriet Foster series, and winner of the Sue Grafton Memorial Award

About The Death of Us

One rainy night fifteen years ago, a knock at the door changed Liss Kehoe’s life forever.

On that night, Liss’s lifelong rival Ashley Hay handed over her infant son Callan—and was never heard from again.

Since then, Liss has raised Callan as her own, loving him as fiercely as any mother would. But in the back of her mind, she’s always wondered whether Ashley is still out there somewhere—and feared what might happen if she comes back.

When Ashley does reappear, it’s not in the way Liss expected. After all these years, Ashley’s car has been found… in the quarry pond on Kehoe property. But the discovery of the car dredges up more questions than answers. What really happened on the night of Ashley’s disappearance? Was it a tragic accident, or something far more sinister? Someone in town knows the truth, and they’ll go to great lengths to keep it quiet.

As tensions rise in the small community, Liss must fight to protect her family and keep her own secrets hidden—or risk losing everything she loves.