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29 June 2016

Review: With Malice by Eileen Cook

Wish you weren't here...

When Jill wakes up in a hospital bed with her leg in a cast, the last six weeks of her life are a complete blank. All she has been told is that she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy and had to be jetted home to receive intensive care.

Care that involves a lawyer. And a press team.

Because maybe the accident... wasn't just an accident.

With no memory of what happened or what she did, can Jill prove her innocence? And can she really be sure that she isn't the one to blame?

Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Friendships, memory, first-love, media, betrayal.

Wow. This was not at all what I expected.

Going in, I have to admit that I didn't even read the blurb. So I was supremely impressed by what I read and absolutely surprised. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't that.

I loved how unreliable Jill was. I loved how she couldn't even trust herself, how nothing was certain, everything could be imagined. I loved how she changed between the pages as things started to come back.

And I loved the media aspect of this too, the mix of mediums with transcripts and blog posts peppered throughout the story.

I did find it quite slow to start, but as the story progressed the pace picked up and that past was slowly revealed, and by the last quarter I was 100% hooked.

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