Friday, 11 May 2018

Blog Tour Review: What Did I Do? by Jessica Jarlvi

What Did I Do? by Jessica Jarlvi
Published: 1st May 2018
Publisher: Aria
Pages: 420
Available in Paperback and on Kindle
Rating: 5/5


“Kristin is on the run. From her life. From herself.

 When two murders happen in Chicago, a witch-hunt ensues, and Kristin quickly finds herself at the centre.

The problem is she isn't sure of what she did or didn't do. Armed with a life insurance payout, she runs away to Sweden to start her life over.

But it's not that easy to escape the past. And whatever she's done, someone is on her tail, wanting her to pay...

The question is: could she be a killer and not even remember?

Dark, intense and plot twists galore Jessica Jarlvi’s new novel What Did I Do? is not one to be missed.  Utterly gripping throughout this was a book I adored.

Split between three narratives it did take a while to settle into this book, but once I was I was desperate to know how these three very different tales were linked. Firstly, with have Kirsten whose husband has died from poisoning in mysterious circumstances, she knows she’s a suspect, but nobody can prove anything, or can they? With her husband’s life insurance money, she heads off to Sweden to start a new life. Then we have Frank, married to Birgitta in a seemingly happy marriage until their son Anders is found dead, was it and accident or was it murder? The third narrative comes from an unknown female who has got herself in a difficult situation.

As the story unfolds these three very different stories begin to connect as the author gives us subtle clues linking them all. I absolutely loved these and trying to work everything out, when it all blows up at the end and is explained I was shocked, it was utterly brilliant.

This is a fantastic novel full of secre3ts, lies and coincidences which build up to an amazing ending. It’s a book quite unlike anything I’ve read before and for that I cannot wait for Jessica Jarlvi to write more as this new to me author definitely hit the spot.  

Thank you so much to Aria for sending me a copy to review and for inviting me on the blog tour.

About the Author

Born in Sweden, Jessica moved to London at the age of 18 to obtain a BSc Hons degree in Publishing and Business. She worked in publishing in the UK for a number of years before heading to Chicago where she edited a magazine for expats. Back in Sweden, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing. Since 2010, Jessica has taught journalism and media at a local university, and has spent the last five years as the marketing and PR manager for a British firm. Last year, she was one of the winners in the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Jessica is married with three spirited children, and although she’s known for her positivity, her writing tends to be rather dark!

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