Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for After Jessica by Morgen Bailey.
After Jessica by Morgen Bailey
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 155 pages
Jessica is an ordinary girl who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As well as identifying her body, her brother Simon then has to wind up her affairs but gets more than he bargains for.
Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica’s house, and what’s the connection between his sister and Alexis?
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After Jessica is a mystery novella with an intriguing plot line, that drew me in immediately and had me reading it in one sitting. It is a short story, but one that packs a hell of a punch! It is a story that raises a lot of questions, but is fundamentally about how well do you really know a person. It is an enthralling tale that will have you captivated right from the beginning till the final page as secrets are exposed in the lead up to a jaw dropping conclusion.
After the death of his sister Jessica, Simon must face the most horrible task of identifying his sisters body. Wracked with grief Simon then begins wrapping up Jessica’s affairs, where he soon begins to realise that there is another side to Jessica that he knew nothing about and when all is revealed the truth is more shocking than he could of ever imagined.
The story is told from the point of view of different characters in alternating chapters. As each relays their own story, you do wonder how the pieces will all fit together, but then it just all clicks perfectly.
I really enjoyed Morgen’s style and how she tells the story through short snappy chapters and she excels in getting the story across without you feeling that there could have been more to tell. Everything is tied up perfectly and you walk away satisfied.
Morgen is a new author to me and one that will definitely be on my radar going forward. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to read and review After Jessica which I highly recommend.
After Jessica Blog Tour
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About Morgen Bailey
Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’ is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster. As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.
Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!
Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.
When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she’s walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!
Thank-you to Sarah from Book on the Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo for the spot on the After Jessica blog tour and a copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.