TRUST ME I’M DEAD By Sherry 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 was 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…


I found this book a little slow going for me, maybe because I have just read a couple of very fast paced novels, it affected my joy of this one. It’s not what I would call a complex read, more of an easy curl up and chill read. More of a contemporary thriller.

Judi Westerholme finds out her brother is dead, she believes it to be from his long term drug use. But when she goes back home she finds he has cleaned up his act, has been clean for years and is now married, with a child and led a respectable life.

But, if he was clean why was he killed in a drug deal shooting? His wife is missing, where is she? Along with the fact his body is clean of drugs. Judi is determined to get to the bottom of things with the help of Police investigator Heath. But this means facing her own past, which was traumatic. I found it a little frustrating at times when she missed some very obvious clues, it made it less believable. Some of the Police actions just didn’t work for me either. Especially when it seemed Judi is not the only person looking for some answers.

Judi says what she thinks, which can sometimes land her in some trouble, but sometimes it is quite funny. Some good characters in this, a few twists and turns, but mostly it is about family. Or should I say broken families and the picking up the pieces in the aftermath.

Judi is a strong but vulnerable character. The story is told by Judi as the narrator, set in Melbourne Australia.

I give this read ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ an ok read but it didn’t have me gripped. But I will look out for the authors next book.

I would like to thank #netgalley and #Verve books for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.

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