Tuesday 2 January 2024

πŸ“– Featured Book of the Month ~ The Woman on the Ledge by Ruth Mancini


Century Books UK
4th January 2024

My thanks to the publishers for my review copy of this book 

A woman falls to her death from a London bank’s twenty-fifth-floor roof terrace.

You’re arrested for her murder.

You tell the police that you had only met the victim the previous night at your office party. She was threatening to jump from the roof, but you had talked her down.

You’ve got nothing to do with this tragedy. You’re clearly being framed.

So why do the police keep picking holes in your story? Even your lawyer doesn’t seem to believe you.

It soon becomes obvious that you’re keeping secrets.

But who are you trying to protect? And why?

πŸ“–My Review..

There’s always a bit of a lull between Christmas and New Year when it’s the perfect time to sit with a good book and a cup of tea, and there’s no story more perfect for curling up with than this convoluted thriller which hits the ground running when our main protagonist is arrested for the murder of a woman she has only just met. 

With more holes in her story than facts the police and even her solicitor feel that there is more to this story than is at first anticipated. What then follows is a cleverly constructed murder mystery that veers off in so many different directions that you are never quite sure what exactly happened on that fateful night when a woman fell to her death from the twenty-fifth floor of an office block in central London.

There is so much to enjoy in this convoluted thriller that to tell you more would be to spoil it and believe me this is one clever story which you need to absorb with no idea of the direction in which the story is heading. Even when I was fully immersed in the story, which didn’t take long as it really is compelling reading, I couldn’t begin to see how the story would end. With twists and turns aplenty and with clever red herrings which, several times, took me off track, this is such an enjoyable and suspenseful read that I have no hesitation in making The Woman on the Ledge my Featured Book of the Month in January.

*The Woman in the Ledge will be published on the 4th January by Century Books UK

About the Author

Ruth Mancini was born in south-west London and started her career as a marketing executive for a publisher before undertaking a post-graduate diploma in law and retraining as a solicitor. Ruth has spent the past twenty-five years in and out of courts and police stations, representing those accused of crimes. She still practises as a lawyer for a large criminal law firm with offices in London, conducting advocacy in the courts and defending people arrested at the police station. She also reviews trial files across the firm and juggles her legal work with writing crime and psychological fiction. 

Ruth lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.

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  1. Thank you so much Jo! Am delighted to have been chosen as your featured book of the month.

    1. You're welcome! The Woman on the Ledge got my new year off to a good start :)


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