Title: The Murder of Graham Catton
Author: Katie Lowe
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 10th June 2021
It’s time to hear the truth…
Ten years ago, Hannah Catton’s husband was brutally murdered in their home.
The murderer was convicted. The case was closed.
But now a podcast called Conviction is investigating this horrific crime – and they have Hannah in their sights.
Someone knows more than they’re letting on, and listeners are about to become judge, jury and executioner as they undercover the truth about the murder of Graham Catton.
I was so excited to read this book because the plot sounded right up my street and happily I can confirm it is just as fantastic as I hoped! The story follows Hannah, whose husband was brutally murdered ten years ago. A man was tried and convicted of the murder, however there are some serious questions around Hannah’s recollection of the event. A decade on and a podcast decides to do a full investigation of the case, in the belief that an innocent man is in prison, and they set their sights on Hannah as the most likely suspect.
I absolutely flew through The Murder of Graham Catton, desperate to find out the truth. I love true crime podcasts so this angle of the story really appealed to me and provided a brilliant way to unravel both Hannah’s past and present. She’s a fascinating and intriguingly inscrutable character to follow – as a reader you are never quite sure what is real and what is not in her troubled mind. She also consistently doubts her own psychological stability which makes for an unpredictable and endlessly compelling read. This is such a well written, clever and thought provoking book which had me totally invested in the lives of these characters. There are quite a few shocking twists which turned everything I thought I had figured out on its head more than once. Lowe takes some really complex and dark themes and deals with them so effectively. The intense and unhealthy relationship between Hannah and her deceased husband, Graham, looms over the entire narrative and is portrayed with sharp subtlety and sensitivity – his presence truly haunts this tense story of control, revenge, consequences and the lengths people are prepared to go to when protecting those they love. I highly recommend The Murder of Graham Catton to any thriller fans – it’s the sort of book you just have to stay up all night to finish, completely glued to the pages. I loved it and I will definitely be reading whatever Katie Lowe writes next.
Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.