The Woman on the Ledge – Ruth Mancini #review

Book cover of The Woman on the Ledge by Ruth Mancini

Title: The Woman on the Ledge
Ruth Mancini
Publisher: Century


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?

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My review:

The Woman on the Ledge is a gripping story where, just as you think you’ve got on top of the twists, another one appears! We’re following Tate, who stops a woman jumping off the top of a multi-storey building in central London, but then finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation! As Tate speaks to a solicitor, it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems with her story…

I really enjoyed the back-and-forth throughout this novel; we’re taken from the present day back to the time leading up to the ‘incident’, unpacking more and more about what really happened. Just as I thought I’d worked out what was going on, there was another twist waiting for me.

The book manages to be gripping without being overdramatic. I liked reading about the characters, though I often felt like the main character Tate was holding other characters, and the reader to some extent, at a distance – but it soon becomes apparent why!

I don’t want to give too much away about the plot but I raced through The Woman on the Ledge and would highly recommend it!

My rating: 4/5

Many thanks to the publisher, Century, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.


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