A couple have been found dead in their living room.
Was it a simple domestic misunderstanding or is there more to it than meets the eye...?
This quick, short story by Emma Kavanagh features Charlotte Solomon, the Swansea Times crime reporter we meet in Emma's brilliant new psychological thriller 'Hidden'.
'The Affair' is supposed to be read before Hidden, as in it Charlie meets police officer Aden (also featured in Hidden) for the first time, but apart from this, I think there's no reason to read these books in any particular order.
A couple have been found murdered in their living room. Charlie goes to the scene and joins numerous neighbours who have crowded at the couple's front door. Using her nosy reporter skills, Charlie observes and listens to the neighbours' gossip and body language and from there starts to piece together the events leading up to the crime.
Ms Kavanagh has a knack for engaging the reader and thanks to her excellent writing skills I really enjoyed reading this short story.