Lori Golden’s family have had more than their fair share of troubles. But through it all, Lori and her sister, Jessie, have always supported each other. Then Jessie is killed. And Lori’s world turns upside down.
Devastated, Lori struggles to cope with her loss, and to learn to live in a world without her bright, bubbly sister by her side. Around her, her already fractured family start to fall apart. And, as Lori and her mother try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, secrets long thought buried are coming painfully to light.
Faced with the unthinkable, Lori is forced to ask herself how well she really knows those who are left behind…
I don’t think there could be anything worse than having a much loved member of your family murdered. For Lori and her family though things start to take a very dark and slippery turn that has all their lives in danger.
This is one of those stories where you end up thinking badly of every character as you are constantly second guessing their motives and if they are behind the murder and fires. I do have to admit that I did have a little niggle about a certain character as something didn’t sit right for me with them. The little niggle turned out to be right but the story still holds the odd surprise and I would never have guessed certain parts of it.
I really had a lot of compassion for Lori and her mum. Not only have they lost someone very close, they are having to deal with the fact that there is very little chance that they will ever find a kidney donor for Lori’s mum. They really do have so much to deal with that it didn’t seem fair all the horrible things that were happening to them.
After She’s Gone is very much a story of overcoming a loss and how well you know the people around you. There are quite a few characters that are hiding dark secrets, which as we know always have a way of coming back to bite you and boy do they come back and tear chunks out of some them. This is one very dark story which is full of suspense.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads Rating 4/5 stars.
After She’s Gone is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.
About The Author
Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.
Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/828751.Maggie_James