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    by Claire Allan, published on April 21, 2022 by Éditions de l'Archipel.

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Who killed Rose?

by Claire Allan, published on April 21, 2022 by Éditions de l'Archipel.

His favorite quote:

And even if the idea of ​​taking the place of a dead woman – even if only partially – was a bit morbid, it's not as if today she was in a position to protest.

Why this book?

  • Because

    Who Killed Rose

    is a story of obsession, betrayal,

    domination, power and pretense that will earn you a quick and enthusiastic read.

    The alternation of the chapters with double voices (Emily and Rose) is a very effective construction to give even more desire to turn the pages.

    Over time I have seen that these are novels that rarely disappoint.

    They create a crazy addiction.

  • Because it's a relentless psychological thriller

    with a double ending that will knock your socks off.

    The story has a slow rise, the plot thickens and if at first everything seems easy to guess you receive an emotional shock when reading the last pages.

    The epilogue makes you want a sequel and offers a huge smile.

    History also shows us the unhealthy side of social networks, this easy access to people's private lives, information that is distorted and can be manipulated at will.

    We understand why Emily envies Rose's life with her photos exuding perfect happiness.

The essentials in 2 minutes

The plot.

Rose is killed by a driver in front of Emily.

Rose is living the kind of life Emily has always dreamed of and what if she just takes her place?

Her work, her friends and why not even her late husband Cian?

It touches the happiness of the fingers but appearances are often misleading.


The voice of Rose Grahame who dies in the first chapter, Cian her husband and Jack her 20-month-old baby boy, Emily d'Arcy, co-workers: Tori, Donna O'Connor, Dr Owen Scott, from the dental office where she now works Emily, David Bradley the inspector and Maud Emily's best friend.


In the city of Derry, Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.

The dental practice is located on Shipquay Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares.

The time.

Today after Rose's death, Emily tells us about her daily life and her new life.

Chapters alternate with Rose's diary dating back to 2007 at the start of her marriage to Cian.

The author.

Claire Allan is an English writer.

A graduate in journalism at the University of Ulster (1999), she began as a reporter for the "Derry Journal".

After writing several romances, she gave up journalism to devote herself to writing.

This book was read with

a rollercoaster feel that I loved.

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