BOOK REVIEW | Aftermath by George Weinstein

Aftermath by George Weinstein

2/5 stars

*I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

From the publisher:
Janet Wright left tiny Graylee, Georgia at five, when her mother fled a destructive marriage. Now forty and reinventing herself after a failed engagement, Janet returns as the sole inheritor of her recently murdered father’s valuable estate. Life should be easy, but she can’t resist pulling at the threads of the apparently open-and-shut case. Before long, she finds herself tangled in Graylee’s web of secrets, lies, and scandals — and in fear of her own life.

My thoughts:
Aftermath started off really well and I was drawn right into the story. Pretty quickly, however, I started to notice the bizarre sarcastic dialogue between Janet and Tim. It was sort of cute at first, but this level of sarcasm cannot be sustained throughout an entire book without totally grating on the nerves. The dialogue just felt so unnatural with every single character. The mystery was interesting enough to keep me reading, but I nearly quit this one a few times because I couldn’t stand the dialogue. A big thanks to NetGalley and the Deeds Publishing for the copy!

Publication date: August 9, 2016

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BOOK REVIEW | I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

4/5 stars

From the publisher:
On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . .

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past.
 
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

My thoughts:
I Let you Go is a heartbreaking mystery with an unexpected twist. There was also some fantastic role reversal going on in this book; we have a working father trying to find balance between a demanding career and family, rather than the typical frazzled working mother. I love this, bravo Clare!  I really enjoyed this book, and as a mother I felt the pain so deeply.

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