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On My Life by Angela Clarke – Book Review

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So today I will be reviewing On My Life by Angela Clarke, I first would like to thank NetGalley as well as Hodder & Soughton for the advanced readers copy for me to read in exchange of an honest review. So read on to find out how many cups of coffee I rate this book..

On my lifeFramed, imprisoned and pregnant. Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing. And the police think she did it…

Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who’d hurt her if they knew what she’s accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her.
Jenna knows what she needs to do: Clear her name, save her baby and find the killer.

I first became aware of Angela Clarke last year when I came across her Social Media Murders Trilogy. The trilogy will be examined and reviewed in a blog post scheduled for next week. I was first attracted to this book as I have studied Criminal Justice where I went into prisons around Liverpool. The description of Jenna’s cell and prison wing are exactly how I had seen them on my visits which consumed me into this book even more.

On My Life gave us readers a unique insight into the lives of female prisoners, especially those who are pregnant, which I think that this is a topic that is under-documented. I loved the plot and there were times that I will admit that I started to doubt Jenna. Would someone go that far just to frame her? It was really interesting to see the relationships play out between the characters in different scenarios. For example Sally abandoned Jenna when she needed her most, but came back with her tail between her legs also Becky who was supposed to be Jenna’s friend sold her story to the media. The confrontations within the prison seemed so realistic that they made me hold my breath worrying about what would happen. Sometimes with thrillers like this I find myself predicting the ‘massive plot twist’. However I was so far of the mark that the end result hadn’t even crossed my mind.

I am a massive fan of Angela Clarke’s work and this definitely did not disappoint, that’s  why I’m rating On My Life 5 cups of coffee out of 5.

5 cups

I hope you enjoyed this review, I would love to hear your opinions on this book or any others by Angela Clarke. Are there any books that you would like me to review? Comment down below.
See you guys in the next post.

Blair

 

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