Monday, 20 April 2015

You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
The suspicious circumstances of her best friend's suicide drive a woman to the possibility that it was murder—a murder which might involve the same man who killed her sister eighteen years ago On a quiet, gray, Saturday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia’s flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous and loving, not depressed. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy's sister, Kara, eighteen years ago. Desperate to understand the tragedies of her past and hold her unraveling life together, Livy throws herself into the search for Kara and Julia’s killer, who she now believes is someone close to her family. But if that is true, who can she still trust? Damien, the man Julia was secretly dating? Leo, her husband’s boss and a close family friend? His son Paul, her husband’s best mate since college? Or Will, her own dear husband, who has betrayed her perhaps one time too many? When Livy finally faces her sister’s killer, and he tries to force her to destroy her family with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: is she strong enough to trust herself?

You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You Can Trust Me(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)

“A long second passes before I let out my breath and the knowledge slams into my brain.
Julia. My best friend. Is dead.”

This was an interesting murder/mystery story, and we were kept guessing right up ‘til the end.

I felt quite sorry for Livy in this book, she’d already lost her sister, and her husband had cheated on her, so to lose her best friend (Julia) as well was awful for her.

"And then we're in the living room and Julia's lying there on the sofa. And she could be asleep but I know that she's not."

The storyline revolved around Livy trying to find both her best friend’s, and her sister’s murderer, and there were plenty of suspects, from Livy’s husband, to Julia’s boyfriend, and Livy really didn’t know who she could trust. I did guess at who the murderer was at around the 71% mark, but it wasn’t confirmed until the 90% mark.

"But there is no killer here, just a deeply unhappy woman who fooled us all, who put a brave face on things,"

There wasn’t really any romance in this one, but there was a storyline concerning Livy’s husband cheating on her, which played into the mystery aspect of the story.

"You do know how much I love you, don't you?"

The ending to this was okay, and we did get a happy ending, not without a few casualties though.
6.5 out of 10

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