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Monday, 11 August 2014

Julie Cohern Now that You're Gone

Now That You're GoneNow That You're Gone by Julie Corbin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This was one excellent book fro Julie Corbin. I've purchased to other of her book because of this.


We have twins. One female, one male. Isla and Douggie.

They were both very close [as twins usually are] growing up together, playing together, fighting and then supporting each other. They had another sister, but the relationship between Isla and her sister was a bit strained.

Isla one day is told by Police that her brother has been found dead. She is in total shock, then denial as a twin, surely she would have known, she would have 'felt' something?

She is devastated when she has to go and identify his body.

Her ex husband is a Police Officer.

Isla is not only grieving that her brother is dead, but she is 100% sure he must have been murdered. As the reports come in that he was drinking and that is why he fell into the Glasgow's Clyde river. But Isla cannot compute this, he was ex marines, he was a good swimmer, he didn't drink much. How could this be?

She informs the Police, but although they listen to her, its reported as an accidental death.
She turns to her ex husband. They are close anyway due to the fact they have children together and he and his new partner have them over with them on a regular basis. Her ex doesn't agree either.

Who is she to turn to?

It presses on from there. She uncovers many things along the way, no answers to it, but discoveries.

The ending was not what I would have guessed, awesome ending, the author really kept that under wraps right until the end.

I felt like I was actually 'in' this story as Isla was unfolding everything page by page.

Its written in a way that she is speaking to her brother, I found that really unique and enjoyable.

Isla was a formidable character, as was Tania, Douggies ex.

Tania came into play towards the end, and I saw her in a new light.

This book is really worth your time and money, I read this at each chance I could get until I'd finished it.

I would like to thank Hodder & Stoughton via Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this book.


When the body of Isla’s brother, an ex-Marine and private investigator, is pulled from the River Clyde, she is convinced he was murdered. When the coroner declares Dougie’s died of accidental drowning and rules out foul play, the police are happy to close the case. But Isla has other ideas. 

Determined to find out what really happened the night Dougie died, and why he was even 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 . .





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