Saturday, January 10, 2015

2015 book 8

Colette McBeth's The Life I Left Behind
This one is a little hard to describe, so let me preface my efforts by saying that it's really good. Anyway. A young journalist has been murdered, and her death bears a lot of similarities to a case of a woman who was ALMOST killed seven years ago--but who was very emotionally damaged by the attack. The police arrest the same guy, but there are some indicators someone else was actually behind both attacks. The book is primarily narrated by the dead girl, though there are also 3rd-person sections for the previous victim and for the detective working the case. Now, there are not a TON of suspects, and I correctly guessed who it was pretty early on, but that didn't make things any less intense or creepy. Really strong--and scary--story. A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. The official release date is in February, but the Kindle version seems to be available now.

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