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Book Review – Before I die by Jackie Morrissey @damppebbles @DamppebblesBTs #BookReview #BlogTour #suspense

Many thanks to Emma and Damp Pebbles Blog Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour.

When the truth is the fiction, then the fiction becomes larger than life. This was a difficult book to review as the story was so close to the realities of life that it had me breaking out in sweat.

Maureen was an independent woman, but a fall and damaged ankle made her vulnerable. Entered Dolores, a care giver appointed by her daughter Alva, and things changed. A death of another senior citizen under the care of Dolores caused Maureen to become paranoid as things started happening with her too.

My first book by the author, Maureen was one gutsy gal. She rocked my boat with her courage and logical analysis. I felt sad when her suspicions were swept under the carpet. With an unlikely ally, I liked how she took charge of her life to bring the truth to light to daughter Alva.

The author brought to light the current situation where people took advantage of the vulnerable human beings, whatever age they be. The social issue was well enveloped by the suspense building up in the story. I kept egging Maureen in the entire book to move faster. Yes yes I knew she was elderly, but this was just me tapping on my kindle screen.

The characters made me react, some made me want to bop them on their heads. Actually, all of them deserved a knock or two. The last few pages brought out the final reveal, linking all the plot lines together.

As I said, a fun read but which highlighted the real plight of the vulnerable.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

She’ll care for you. Until you’re dead.

When Maureen falls and injures her ankle, her daughter Alva is convinced she can no longer take care of herself and is determined to get her some help – which comes in the shape of local caregiver, Dolores.

Maureen tries to say no, she’s fine on her own, but it’s not so easy to get rid of Dolores. She seems to be everywhere, poking her nose into every corner of Maureen’s life, implying to Alva that her mother is getting senile and will soon need constant care.

Maureen feels as if she’s under siege 24/7. And she knows in her heart that there’s something not right about Dolores… But no one will listen.

Then one of Dolores’s other charges dies in mysterious circumstances and Maureen realises she may be fighting for a lot more than her independence.

Because once Dolores has you in her care, death may seem like a sweet release.

Publication Date: June 2020

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