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Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life I Left BehindThe Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one book I have wanted to read, I couldn't wait until it came further and further up my pile.

Colette McBeth has written a superb book! Its a unique story line that keeps you on tender hooks, flicking page after page right from the beginning.

We have a woman here who was murdered. She was found by her son, he at first didn't realize she was dead, went off found a blanket and covered himself and his Mom up. Then his Father arrived......

Eve Elliot is the woman murdered. We find that something went on similar prior to her murder several years previously.
Eve Elliot is the one that is leading us to her murderer. BUT SHE IS DEAD! I hear you say. That is what makes this book unique, its so cleverly done, you don't even realize that she's dead, it goes from your memory sometimes and then you need to remind yourself.....oh yes, she's dead, she's relating this story. The thing is, its NOT straight forward and everything you think will happen, doesn't.

The life left behind belongs to Eve Elliot.

The finding out who murdered her lies in her hands.

The future is for us to know.

I really want to thank St. Martin's Press via Net Galley for allowing me the pleasure of reading this superb piece of work. AWESOME

Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She’s built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she’s cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely.

And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody’s. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn’t betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who’s still out there, preparing to strike again.

Narrated alternately by Melody and by Eve’s lingering ghost, The Life I Left Behind is a taut thriller and an intimate look at two young women bound together in ways neither of them could ever have predicted. Colette McBeth has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.

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