Book Review: Just Before I Died by S.K. Tremayne

Just Before I Died by S.K. Tremayne


Format: eARC (eBook)

Source: NetGalley

Publisher: HaperCollins UK

Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: 9th August 2018

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from NetGalley):

A terrifying lie. A horrifying truth.

The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, THE ICE TWINS.

Sometimes you can’t even trust yourself…

It was just a patch of ice. Just a bit of bad luck. But it was nearly enough to kill Kath Redway, spinning her car into Burrator Reservoir in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

Miraculously, Kath escapes her accident with a few bruises and amnesia. She is shocked but delighted to be back in her remote moorland farmhouse with her handsome husband Adam, and her shy, gifted daughter Lyla. She’s alive!

But her family is not so delighted. Her husband is cold, even angry. Her daydreaming daughter talks ever more strangely, about a ‘man on the moor’. Then, as chilling fragments of memory return, Kath realizes her ‘accident’ was nothing of the kind. And now her life collapses into a new world of darkness, menace, and terror.”


My Thoughts & Review

Finally got around to reading this book. It’s been sitting on my Kindle since July 2018. Now I’ve finished I don’t what to say about it. I found it to be a strange read, with many ups and down.

I thought the storyline was well written and interesting which developed well. But this happens so slowly. Don’t get me wrong I did find it very atmospheric and detailed, but I think there may have been just a little too much and for this reason I found it slowed my reading pace. I actually prefeed the last 20%of the book. It was here that the plot picked up pace and I really started to enjoy it much more. Unfortunately, I also found the ending a little disappointed as I felt it was a little too far-fetched.

When it comes to the characters in this book, I don’t really know how I felt about them. They were interesting and I enjoyed finding out more about them as I read on but for me personally there was something missing.

Overall I would say a slow but good read. I would like to thank NetGalley and HarperCollins UK for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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