‘The Murder Of Graham Catton’ is the latest book by Katie Lowe.
Ten years ago, Hannah Cattonâ€™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 â€“ and they have Hannah in their sights. Someone knows more than theyâ€™re letting on, and listeners are about to become judge, jury and executioner as they undercover the truth about the murder of Graham Catton.
2021 has seen the release of some epic psychological thrillers and Iâ€™m now adding â€˜The Murder Of Graham Cattanâ€™ to that list!
This dark and twisted book took my breath with its unreliable and unlikable protagonist and horrendous scenes of abuse, gore and twisted behaviour.
The story is seen through the narrative of Hannah, who fell deeply in love with her husband called Graham, their love was deep and strong. When heâ€™s murdered one night, everyone suspects Hannah of the murder even though someone has been charged with his death. Now years later, a podcast called â€˜Convictionâ€™ want to revisit the murder and answer some unanswered questions, whilst putting Hannah back into the spotlight and becoming the centre of unwanted and cruel attention again.
I love, love, loved this book! Itâ€™s so cleverly crafted, weaved with drama, suspense and with characters that you can never fully get a good reading on. Hannah is fascinating, sheâ€™s a psychologist working with teenage girls with eating disorder and is mindful of mental health and feels her own is breaking down. When the podcast series starts, it makes her question everything about that night, as well as the unwanted circumstances that are presently happening because of the podcast. The moments that she feels out of her depth or scared are all captured for social media making people judge and victimise her even more. Hannahâ€™s family has a history of mental health and is terrified that she too will have issues and finds herself researching into her grandmother who was also accused of murder.
The story is written in the past and present tense all through Hannahâ€™s narrative. The past tense focuses on the her and Graham relationship and itâ€™s downfall. This makes for heavy reading, as she was victim to various forms of abuse by a man who had charmed everyone including their 5 year old daughter Evie. He made Hannah doubt everything in her life and constantly apologise when she had done nothing more.
The story reads like a fast paced thriller, was easily to get absorbed and was current with the true life crime series that people are obsessing over. And now with social media, everyone has an opinion or fact that they would like to share.
A fascinating book from the first page that really hooked my attention. Tautly written with a cast of characters, that made you suspicious from their first word, â€˜The Murder Of Graham Cattonâ€™ shines a light on abusive behaviour, gaslighting and the horrors that go on behind closed doors. With an ending that left my bursting for more, I cannot wait to read the next book by Katie Lowe.
You can buy ‘The Murder Of Graham Catton’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.