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Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review as part of the books on tour for Some Days Are Dark by Miranda Smith. This was released on the 16th of March published by Bookouture.

Book Details

Some Days Are Dark by Miranda Smith
Release Date: 16th of March
Format: Kindle
Print Length: 334 pages
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
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Book Blurb

When you have nothing to lose, how far will you go to save yourself?

Everyone in Whitaker was sure Olivia Miller shot her husband until Marcus Rowe confessed. But a month before the trial, Marcus has been proved innocent—putting Olivia back in the frame.

Olivia is the first to admit she isn’t perfect. She’s made a lot of mistakes in her life, the worst of which was marrying Dane Miller. She fell for his kind eyes, his lack of judgement—she thought she could be free with him. That was before the chaotic parties, the dangerous friends, the lies… But one bad choice shouldn’t mean a life sentence. Now her friends are turning away from her, gossiping about her wherever she goes, wondering when she’ll be arrested this time.

Olivia isn’t going to run from the stares, from the whispers, from the doubts. She won’t leave her beloved son behind or give her ex-husband Frank and his new wife any excuse to stop her from seeing him. And if the police and the world think she’s guilty, there’s only one thing she can do—prove her innocence herself.

But if Marcus didn’t murder her husband, then the real killer is still out there.

And they’re not going to want Olivia stirring up the past…

An absolutely gripping, heart-pounding suspense novel about bad choices and second chances. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gray.

The striking cover and the blurb are what initially drew me to this book. But when I read the first sentence in chapter one, I was instantly hooked. I mean how could I not be with these words? “I was happy my husband died, but I couldn’t admit it, otherwise, people might think I killed him.”

What a spectacular way to kick things off and it was from that point on, as I frantically flipped the pages on my kindle, that it just kept getting better and better as the story progressed. What a wild ride Miranda takes the reader on and it is one that left me shaking when it was all over!

Miranda has crafted a deliciously wicked tale that is both captivating and compelling. Full of tension and suspense, the story is told from the perspective of main protagonist Olivia Miller. It starts 18 months after the murder of her husband Dane Miller, Olivia was the prime suspect, but this changed when local homeless man, Marcus Rowe, confessed to committing the crime.

But just before the trial starts, the lack of evidence to support his guilt shows that Marcus gave a false confession and suspicion once again falls on Olivia. It is then with the help of true crime blogger and writer Brock Bowen, that Olivia sets out to find the real killer and to prove her innocence once and for all.

I really liked how Miranda structured the story, while we start the story after the murder has occurred, she then alternates the chapters between the timelines before and after the murder took place. She provides a great backstory on Olivia, where circumstances and bad choices see her going from having everything with her first husband Frank and son Jake, to losing it all when she leaves Frank to be with Dane.

As a debut novel, Miranda has done a really great job with this book and she is definitely one to watch out for in the suspense thriller genre. With a fast-paced enthralling plot, well-developed characters, a twist that I didn’t see coming, all told through writing that is fluid and engaging, Some Days Are Dark is a great book and is a must add to your reading list. It was a pleasure to read and review Some Days Are Dark which I recommend.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Miranda Smith for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Some Days Are Dark which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Mix, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.

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Let’s Get to Know Miranda

Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children. 

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