Book Review Sunday : Now That You’re Gone By Julie Corben

So I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a book review!

I’ve made a list of all the books I’ve read while I’ve not been blogging, and I’m starting from the top, so some of these books I’m reviewing in the next few weeks have been read a few months ago but I’m going to try and catch up. Although with the speed I read that might be difficult.

I’m also on Good Reads now, so if anybody else is on there you can find my profile here, and if you are too let me know and I’ll give you a follow.

Today I’m reviewing a book I read way back in October 2016. “Now that you’re gone” by Julie Corben

“Isla’s brother, an ex-Marine and private investigator, has just been found drowned in the River Clyde. The coroner declares it an accidental death. The police are happy to close the case. But Isla is convinced he was murdered. Determined to find out what really happened the night Dougie died, and what he was doing in Glasgow, she starts looking into his unsolved cases. What she finds will put her in grave danger and force her to question everything she thought she knew about those closest to her . . .” (blurb taken from Amazon)

The first thing I thought about this book is that Isla seems such an unlikely character to be involved in a story line like this. She’s a single mum of two, with a fairly normal job, and a normal day to day life. I think this is what makes the story so interesting, Isla isn’t extraordinary¬†in anyway, just a regular person reacting to grief and motivated by her loss. The flash backs in the story are a nice touch and¬†show how close Isla was to her brother Dougie. The book is written in first person, so you get a really good feel for the character as a person, and see all these secrets unravelling and what kind of effect that has first hand. There were lots of really good twists and turns in this book, and the ending is a totally surprise. If you’re looking for something to keep you turning pages, I’d recommend this!

As always let me know if you’ve read this book and any recommendation you have!

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