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Today I am reviewing Any One of Us by Martyn Ford, published by Thomas & Mercer.


Her old schoolfriends are dead. She might be next.

When Ruby hears from her best friend Elizabeth that two of their old classmates have been murdered, Ruby is more certain than ever that leaving her hometown was the right decision. But after Elizabeth suddenly stops responding to texts, and Ruby hears a third classmate has been killed, she knows in her heart what has happened. Elizabeth is dead too.

Missbrook Bay is a place haunted by memories Ruby wanted to forget, and people she never wanted to see again, but Ruby has no choice but to go back to investigate. While staying with her ex-boyfriend, she notices a pattern in their full school year photo—the killer seems to be working through victims in a specific order. And after her ex’s house is broken into, Ruby realises nowhere and no one is safe.

There are still many faces left in that photo. Any one of them could be the next victim—and any one of them could be the killer. And with each death, the killer is getting closer to Ruby.

“Old friends…New murders…”

This is a really great read and the first book I have read from Ford. It’s intriguing premise drew me in, had me hooked and I couldn’t wait to dive in!

Ford creates a super tense and suspenseful atmosphere that increases in intensity throughout. The mystery of who was behind the killings plays out well and I was kept second guessing myself as to how it was all going to unfold.

The characters are strong and play their roles well and while this does move at a more gentler pace, I was still kept engaged and invested in the story til the end. All round I found Any One of Us to be an entertaining and thrilling read.

Thank you to Martyn Ford, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Any One of Us, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Martyn Ford is a journalist and bestselling author from the UK.His award-winning middle-grade children’s book, The Imagination Box, was published by Faber & Faber in 2015 to critical acclaim and went on to become a trilogy. This was followed by 2019’s standalone title, Chester Parsons is Not a Gorilla.

His bestselling adult books, Every Missing Thing and All Our Darkest Secrets, were released in 2020 and 2021 respectively from Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer.He is represented by Clare Wallace at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency

Martyn spends most of his time thinking, writing and thinking about writing. He has a lot of titanium implants in his mouth because most of his big teeth didn’t appear but, get this, no one knows why…

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