Happy Publication Day!!
Many thanks to Sophie Eminson and publisher Canelo for the approval.
I was in a sad, sad mood. I heard a knock
Me: Go away… I am sad
Stranger: Come on, open up. Just a little bit…
Me: I don’t wanna
Stranger: I have come to your kindle. Just read a page..
Me: Just one page?
Stranger Book: Right
A few minutes later…
Me: Woah! There’s a murder
Stranger Book: Uh-huh
A couple of minutes later…
Me: And a missing baby
Stranger Book: Yeah
Me: Whaaaat!! A fake identity
Stranger Book: Yessss!!
Me with stars in my eyes: Who are you?
Stranger Book: I’m – I Could Be You
Me with a big, big grin: Sheila Bugler is a fab writer
Friendly Book: Tell her that!!
And that’s how I got to be reading this fantastic book by author Sheila Bugler.
A woman Katie found dead on the road by her landlord Dee and her 2-year-old boy Jake missing. The cops came out with a revelation about Katie not being who she was, and Dee started her investigation.
My first book by author Sheila Bugler, and I was blown away by the twists which started right from the first chapter. The author’s writing brought me out from my doldrums, and spike in my heart rate was a welcome change. She made me react to the story with her writing, and I felt alive.
The afternoon was a witness to me just tapping my kindle, trying to read as fast as I could to get to the end. The twists were aplenty, and they forced me to follow the crumbs of the reveals. Written in twin timelines, I got to know snippets of Katie’s life too along with Dee’s present investigation.
There was something magical about this book. It gripped my mind and kept it so engrossed for the three hours that it took me to complete it. The only niggle was that the mid-section could have been spruced up. But the end more than made up for it.
Overall, it was a book which invigorated me and kept my brain hooked to it.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
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?
Publication Date: January 2020