When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband’s lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, when they put her in front of a jury, and when they sent her to prison.
Now she’s three years into a fifteen year sentence, away from the daughter she lives and the life she had built. And she is still denying that she is to blame.
Tess Gilroy has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Through her job for Innocence UK, a charity which takes on alleged miscarriages of justice, she works tirelessly to uncover the truth.
But when she is asked to take Carries case, Tess realises that if she is to help this woman, she must risk uncovering the secrets she has struggled a lifetime to hide….
WE’VE ALL DONE THINGS WE’RE NOT PROUD OF.
This is a very well paced psychological thriller. Told partly through Tess Gilroy as she tries to follow the evidence from the trial of Carrie Kamara. Her job involves going through everything that was presented at trial and trying to find if anything was missed out. Or if the evidence given was wrong in any way. Did Carrie murder her husbands lover? If she did why he had been having affairs for years? All Carrie was interested in was her daughter. She still collected her from school despite her being 18. This murder happened in Morecombe which is where Tess grew up and where she has secrets of her own. Things she has spent years running from but what are those secrets? and why does she keep running?
Then we have the perspective of Carrie,which takes us back four years to what her life was like before being in prison. Leading to her arrest, being charged, and the four years she has now been in prison. Then the hope that the Innocence project may be able to get her out of jail where she could go back to her daughter the only person who has always believed in her innocence.
I really enjoyed this book it’s well written. As with all psychological thrillers there is normally a twist at the end but this one took me by surprise.
If you like this type of story then I highly recommend you read this. You won’t be disappointed. The usual plot twists and a couple of surprises.
I give this book 4 stars out of 5.
Thank you to #netgalley #Bantampress #Pauladaly for letting me have an ARC of this book. All comments and opinions are my own and unbiased.
Paula Daly is the acclaimed author of six novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the year award, and her books have been developed for the new ITV television series, DEEP WATER, starring Anna Friel. She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children, and whippet, Skippy.