Tuesday 18 September 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ After He Died by Michael J Malone

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for After He Died by Michael J Malone where I have a review of his latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Anne Cater from Random Things Tours who organised this tour in conjunction with Orenda Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

With huge thanks to Karen Sullivan, Michael J Malone and Orenda, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.......

You need to know who your husband really was…

When Paula Gadd’s husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher’s death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula’s husband was not all that he seemed…

When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought they knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women’s lives are in very real danger.

WOW!!! What a roller coaster of a read, a novel bursting full of secrets, lies, thrills and spills.  I absolutely LOVED it and as I was reading it I could feel my heart beating on occasions and I had to remind myself to breath a couple of times as I was holding my breath with anticipation of what was around the next page as the suspense just kept building. I didn't know who to trust while reading it and when I thought that I'd had things worked out, another curve ball was thrown into the mix to put you off and make you question things and that's the beauty about what I love about psychological thrillers and Michael does this perfectly in the way Michael writes this story and it's set in Scotland which is somewhere I've always wanted to visit so hopefully one day I will.

This is both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller.  Will things work out for Paula and will she get all the answers to her questions with the revelations throughout the novel??  Well, I don't want to say anymore as I'm afraid I'll give something away but  all I'll say is go and get this book and settle down on the couch with a cup of tea/wine and some chocolate, you'll find it very hard to put it down once you've started and you definitely won't be disappointed.  After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets, now I'm beginning to look at people especially the ones closest to me with suspicion and in a different way so thanks for that Michael 😂😂😂

Ashamedly, this is the first novel I've read by Michael but after reading this one it definitely won't be my last.  I think I've found another favourite author.


After He Died is available in all good bookshops, libraries, on audio and also on Kindle where it is currently £4.31 at the time of publication of this review.

1 comment :

  1. Huge thanks for this fabulous Blog Tour support Celeste x