Thursday, 11 July 2019

Book Review - On My Life by Angela Clarke - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: On My Life
Author: Angela Clarke
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 11th July 2019
Rating: 5 Stars

Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant.

Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.

And the police think she did it...

Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who'd hurt her if they knew what she's accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do:

Clear her name
Save her baby
Find the killer

But can she do it in time?

An intensely gripping story, as we discover just why Jenna is in prison, why she is adamant she is innocent, and the events leading up to that fateful night. 

What really struck me about this story was how much research the author must have put in, to make account of what happens in jail so vivid, realistic and claustrophobic. 

You feel as though you are incarcerated alongside Jenna, although the only difference is as the reader you are yet to be wholly convinced who is guilty, whether it is Jenna or as she suspect someone is framing her.  The lack of evidence pointing to anyone other than Jenna is overwhelming. 

I liked the pseudo friendships that were formed in the prison, you are never sure who you can trust, and the book definitely touches on issue that are relevant to real life prisons too. 

I was kept guessing throughout until the reveal as to just what happened the nigh that Jenna's fiance disappears and his daughter was brutally murdered. 

Previously I had enjoyed Angela Clarke's social media murders books, and was excited to see a new release from her, which was even better than her previous great books. 

I was completely hooked on On My Life. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Mulholland Books for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Always good when a beloved author writes something new that surpasses their previous work!


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