A quick thanks to Jane Corry, Georgia Taylor and Penguin UK for including me on this blog tour. This is the first Jane Corry book that I’ve read and I’m definitely going to be reading more from her in the future.
Anyway, let’s get started…
Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anyone else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swears it’s over now, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.
Then one day, while she’s looking after Josh, her husband gets a call from that woman. And just for a moment, Ellie takes her eyes off her grandson. What happens next will change her life forever.
Because Ellie is hiding something in her past.
And what looks like an accident could start to look like murder… – Goodreads –
Oh Man! Where do I even start… One tragic incident can set the path for the rest of our lives.
There are issues dealt with in this book that I don’t often come across, focusing heavily on homelessness and PTSD. This book is pretty different to my usual reads. It was heavily focused on family life and dynamics.
The way in which homelessness is portrayed in this book brought tears to my eyes as it was extremely eye opening. Anyone can become homeless and that is something that not many people are aware of.
We follow three different narratives, Ellie, Jo and young Ellie. This gives us snippets of information, just enough to keep us engaged then bam, onto the next one. The one that fascinated me the most was young Ellie, I needed to know what the accident was, why did she end up in a institution? What happened with her brother and step-mother?
Could she really be capable of murder?
The multiple timelines meant that the twists just kept coming, which I was blindsided by the majority of. This is one of the best psychological thrillers that I’ve read this year and it will stay with me for a while. I just wish that it had been more fast paced as I became a little frustrated at some points. I’m giving I Looked Away 4 cups of coffee out of 5.
-check out the other stops on the tour-
Have you read any books by Jane Corry?
See you in the next one…