Firstly I wish to thank Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the Blog Tour for I Could Be You by Sheila Bugler
A life has been taken. But whose life is it?
On a stifling hot day, former journalist Dee Doran finds the crumpled body of her friend at the roadside. Katie and her little boy, Jake, have been a light in Dee’s otherwise desolate life – now a woman is dead and a child is missing.
Katie has been keeping secrets for a long time. Years earlier, she fell for the wrong person. But he was in love with someone else; who he couldn’t have but couldn’t keep away from. When jealousy and desire spilled over into murder Katie hid the truth, and has been pretending ever since.
As Dee assists the police with their enquiries she’s compelled to investigate too. She realises Katie wasn’t who she claimed to be. Lies are catching up. Stories are unravelling. Revenge is demanded and someone must pay the price. The question is: who?
Don’t miss this explosive crime thriller perfect for fans for Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Dee isn’t a woman who makes friends easily as she likes to keep herself to herself, but when her mum died two years ago Dee inherited her seaside home and a tenant in a mobile home. Katie and her two-year-old son had become a massive piece of her life since she met them. When Dee finds Katie has been a victim of a hit and run and Jake is missing she is determined to find the little boy. The more Dee, who is a retired journalist, digs and the more tangled the story becomes. She feels like she never really knew the real Katie.
I really liked Dee who had grown older but not particularly wiser with age, as it made her feel real. She was stubborn, knew her own mind and at times made bad decisions, especially if the wine was flowing. I smiled and cringed and was sure that Katie couldn’t have a better friend than she had been.
The story falls back to the past when Katie was a young teen, her thoughts and the people that were in her life and the influence they had on her. As you learn about the past, things take off in the present too. The story is very well written with each chapter sparking more interest in this tangled web. This is a really taut mystery that makes you get involved in it. I always seemed like I was one step behind. Brilliant storyline.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I grew up in a small town in the west of Ireland. After studying Psychology at University College Galway, I left Ireland and worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Argentina and London before finally settling in Easbourne, where I now live with my husband, Sean, and our two children.
When not writing fiction, I provide a range of writing services to aspiring authors. I also run free writing workshops on this site. I am a regular contributor to the online writing magazine, Words With Jam.