Friday 7 June 2024

Review - I Died On a Tuesday by Jane Corry

I Died On a Tuesday by Jane Corry
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: 6 June 2024
Back cover blurb: THERE’S THE STORY EVERYONE BELIEVES . . . The victim: Eighteen-year-old Janie leaving home for a new life. The criminal: World-famous rockstar, Robbie, who harbours a shocking secret. The protector: Witness support officer, Vanessa, desperate to right the wrongs of her past. They tried to bury that fateful day. Now it’s back to haunt them.  . . . AND THEN THERE’S THE TRUTH. 

I have always loved Jane Corry's writing, and this novel is no exception!

We first meet Janie when she is cycling home from swimming in the sea. It's one of her favourite things to do, and helps her feel close to her Mother who is missing presumed dead. Although Janie doesn't think that she is.

Years later, we meet world-famous singing sensation Robbie as he is arrested for a the hit and run of a young woman that happened when his former band were just starting our. His fellow bandmates are no where to be seen as Robbie takes the flack for what happened.

Witness protection volunteer Vanessa is grieving the loss of her husband Jack, and still hears his voice in her head, she tries to support those she comes across in her day job as much as she can, but sometimes its hard.

What could these people possibly have in common?

The forthcoming trial for justice for the 'girl who came back from the dead' of course.

Janie was feared dead at the scene, and was in a coma for months after her accident, her injuries severe and disabling. She was left unable to walk, or indeed talk. More recently she has been able to communicate via song.

New evidence has also come to light, meaning that the alleged perpetrator Robbie, can now be bought to justice.

Robbie insists his innocence at first, but then he is threatened and in fear of his family's lives he changes his plea to guilty, ending up in prison awaiting trial. His wife Irena and his supportive lawyer reach out to him during this time, as he is clearly going through hell.

Together they persuade him to do the right thing, and he changes his plea. What happened all those years ago has haunted him his entire life, and he is determined to right his wrongs, but also move on with his life.

With potentially deadly consequences. 

I Died On a Tuesday is available now via Amazon online digitally and from 20 June in all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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