A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
A Prequel to The Detective Jo Boden Case Files.
An updated new edition for 2023.
A murdered sister, a killer released from jail, a cop in a deadly battle to uncover the truth.
DC Jo Boden was eleven years old when her older sister, Sarah, was brutally murdered during her first year at university. Sarah’s boyfriend, Nathan Wade, was convicted of the killing.
Now, sixteen years later, Wade is being released on licence and documentary filmmaker, Briony Rowe, insists she can prove his innocence.
Broken by the tragedy, the Boden family has remained convinced that Wade is guilty. But Jo, who grew up believing her big sister was perfect, is persuaded to examine the evidence that put him behind bars.
Digging into the past, she discovers Sarah harboured some dark secrets of her own. But for her killer, it’s never been over. And he has Jo firmly in his sights.
It Should Have Been Me is a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller, set in the contrasting worlds of television and a high-stakes police operation, but with a family tragedy at its heart.
‘A first-rate thriller, tense and twisty . . . Susan Wilkins is a writer at the very top of her game’ – Elly Griffiths
‘Dark and gripping from first page to last, this is Susan Wilkins at her nail-biting best’ – Jessie Keane