#35 Trust Me, I’m Dead by Sherryl Clark

She hasn’t seen her brother in years. Now, he’s dead.

When Judi Westerholme finds out her estranged brother has been murdered, she assumes it’s connected to his long term drug addiction. Returning home, she is shocked to discover he had been clean for years, had a wife – now missing – a child and led a respectable life. But if he had turned his life around, why was he killed in a drug deal shooting? And where is his wife?

Desperate to know what really happened, Judi sets out to uncover the truth, even though it means confronting her own traumatic past. But she’s not the only one looking for answers…

Paperback | 304 pages

Publisher: Verve Books (5th December, 2019)

Read: Saturday 2nd May.

I feel like this book is going to pack a punch because there is already so much content and I’m only on chapter 7. This is the first crime I’ve read that’s set in Australia.

Easy to read and I managed to keep up with all the twists and turns.

I really liked Judi’s character because she was jaded and because she had this past that she was still bitter about. The way she held herself and her presence was very relatable. She handled herself in a way we’d all like to be in a high stress situation. Watching her connect the dots, visit the past, and discover her future. There was something quite inspiring about her journey.

I haven’t been to Melbourne, so much of my visualisation relied on book details. I think I saw things clearly enough.

I felt like this was fast paced. It definitely didn’t take me lat long to read. I liked the puzzling aspect of it and how things were never quite what they seemed. I was pleased with the dynamic between Judi and Heath.

This was a good book. A lighter crime than I’m used to reading but it still had plenty of twists that were gripping. The reason I gave it 4 stars was the ending, overall it felt flat and unfinished which irritated me and didn’t match up to the rest of the book.

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