Why She Died – Julia Roberts
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Published: May 2020, Bookouture
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
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About the Book
It was a person after all, but she was suspended in mid-air. Abi’s heart began to thump against her ribcage as the full horror of what she was seeing became apparent. Her shrill scream pierced the silence, startling birds into taking flight. ‘Help me!’ she cried. ‘Somebody please help!’
When beautiful and bright Hannah is late for their morning run, her best friend Abi thinks nothing of it. Hannah isn’t always that reliable – she’s probably just overslept.
But as Abi runs through the woods, following the same route she always does, she is greeted by a horrifying sight: Hannah’s body, swaying in the breeze.
Detective Rachel Hart is called to the scene. Something seems wrong from the start. Hannah’s friends and family insist that she had everything to live for, and no one has a bad word to say about her. But when murder is confirmed, and Rachel starts digging, she soon realises that there were plenty of people with reasons to want Hannah dead.
Then a second woman is found strangled in the same woods, and everything Rachel thought is thrown into doubt. Is there a serial killer at work?
Rachel is determined to find answers before another life is lost – all the time unaware that the killer’s sights are focussed firmly on her.
Can Rachel unravel the deadly game before she walks into a trap?
A breathtakingly twisty thriller for fans of Rachel Abbott, Cara Hunter and Angela Marsons.
When the body of a young woman is found by her best friend, hanging from a tree on their daily running route, DCI Rachel Hart’s first impressions are attempted suicide. Although, the young victim story says otherwise. Turns out she was a bright ambitious woman with plans to climb the Everest one day! With boyfriend problems, living in uni dorms, could this be a silly fight between the girls? Detective Rachel Hart is about to find out.
Although, Rachel has her own issues with a twin sister who’s missing and she’s waiting any minute now for a bad news that her dead body is found. She’s slowly coming in terms to trust her new lawyer boyfriend Tim with whom she’s trying to set amends. Her DI is very efficient along with a brilliant squad, she is quick to put two and two together in time to catch the killer. Although, this time might be a bit difficult.
Wow what an entertainer! Kept me hooked and guessing till the end. Just when I thought I had finally got it – the whodunnit and then I realise there’s a good 1 hour left on the book. Highly recommended crime thriller from Bookouture.
Meet the Author
Having signed with Bookouture in late 2018, my first book with them, Little Girl Missing, was published in June 2019 followed by the second in the Detective Rachel Hart series in October of the same year. The third book in the series, my seventh novel overall, is called Why She Died and is on pre-order prior to publication in May 2020.
I’m originally from Nottingham, where I have based a couple of my novels, but I am now resident in Berkshire and have used Reading and the surrounding area as the location for the DCI Rachel Hart series.
From the age of ten I had wanted to write fiction but left it until I was fifty-seven before self-publishing my first novel, Life’s a Beach and Then, proving it’s never too late to start something new.
When I’m not writing, I am a full-time presenter on QVC, the UK’s most successful shopping channel where I have worked for over twenty-six years. I also enjoy cooking, watching football, in particular my team Crystal Palace, gardening, and Pilates which is helping with my rehabilitation following recent ankle surgery. I’m an animal lover and a committed vegetarian for the past thirty-five years.