After You Die–Book Review

Hello all! I am back with a book review–After You Die by Eva Dolan

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Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit.

The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing. Now she is dead – stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs. DS Ferreira, only recently back serving on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty, had met with Dawn that summer. Was she negligent in not taking Dawn’s accusations more seriously? Did the murderer even know that Holly was helpless upstairs while her mother bled to death?

Whilst Ferreira battles her demons, determined to prove she’s up to the frontline, DI Zigic is drawn into conflict with an official seemingly resolved to hide the truth about one of his main suspects. Can either officer unpick the truth about mother and daughter, and bring their killer to justice?

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; Reprint edition (January 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre:- Thriller
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Eva Dolan was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger for unpublished authors when only a teenager. The four novels in her Zigic and Ferreira series have been published to widespread critical acclaim: Tell No Tales and After You Die were shortlisted for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award and After You Die was also longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Dolan’s first standalone thriller, This Is How It Ends, was longlisted for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. She lives in Cambridge.

So I will start with the ones I like about this book

  • The book is fast paced and twisty as the reader would want to know who the hell had committed the murder–the murder of a woman and her disabled daughter
  • It was realistic in some ways as well.
  • The book talks about violence and the relationship issues that teenage girls face with their mothers, the online dating and of course the police investigation of the murder.
  • I have never read Eva Dolan’s books before and this book is a series of DS Zigic and Ferreira, one of them battling with the demons she had faced in her previous case. So I gave it a go and this book is really interesting.

Now the things that I didn’t like about the book

  • Some parts of the book was boring and less interesting
  • At times, some parts were a bit confusing

Overall I give this book as four stars!

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