WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!! It’s Friday!!! It’s the weekend!!! I hope you’ve all got something exciting planned?! I’m off on a hen do with a theme of animal print!! #idontdoanimalprint 🙈😂🙈 Anyhow….today I’m welcoming the blog blitz for Trust Me I’m Dead by Sherryl Clark!
Thanks to Clare Quinlivan of Verve Books for inviting me on the blog blitz and for my advanced e-copy of Trust me I’m 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 is 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…
She turned her back on her brother in the past. Should she trust him now?
Gritty and bold, Trust Me, I’m Dead explores what people will do for their families, with a gutsy unapologetic protagonist who will appeal to fans of Steph Broadribb and Fiona Barton.
What Did I Think?
#poorpoorJudi I really felt for Judi all the way through this story. Her best friend comes to tell her her only sibling had been murdered and she’s got to pick up the pieces. But these aren’t the normal pieces, no siree. Brother Andy has left a right mess for her. Oh the guilt she felt for distancing herself from Andy, heartbreaking!
Judi’s hunt for the clues her clever brother had left her was addictive. I tried to keep up with Judi and the clues but I was as flummoxed as she was with Andy’s carefully disguised clues. Ms Clark has created a brilliant (yet deceased) character in Andy, communicating from beyond the grave. He is such a key character and yet he’s not there, just omnipresent!
Anyway, I for one am glad that Ms Clark has turned her hand to crime fiction. This felt like an impeccably planned treasure hunt with tension interwoven into the story to lasso my attention right to the end. I’ll be watching for the author’s next crime fiction offering!
Who Is Sherryl Clark?
Sherryl Clark has had 40 children’s and YA books published in Australia, and several in the US and UK, plus collections of poetry and four verse novels. She has taught writing at Holmesglen TAFE and Victoria University.
She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts program at Hamline University, Minnesota, and is now studying for a PhD in creative writing.