I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for I Looked Away written by Jane Corry and published by Penguin. Many thanks to Georgia Taylor for organising the blog tour.
Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anyone else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swears it’s over now, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got. Then one day, while she’s looking after Josh, her husband gets a call from that woman. And just for a moment, Ellie takes her eyes off her grandson. What happens next will change her life forever. Because Ellie is hiding something in her past.
And what looks like an accident could start to look like murder.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane Corry is a writer and journalist who has written regularly for numerous newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph Weekend section, the Mail on Sunday and Woman. She has spent time working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men – an experience that helped inspire My Husband’s Wife, her début thriller. ‘I love twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end! My husband says I’m a nightmare to watch dramas with as I love to work out who did it before the final revelation!
‘To read a Featured Author Q&A session that took place at the beginning of 2017 with Jane Corry, click here
MY REVIEW: I would like to thank Jane Corry, Penguin and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to read I Looked Away as part of the blog tour. I can confirm that I chose to read I Looked Away and all opinions in this review are my own and are completely unbiased.
I would like to kick off this review with… aaaaaaaaaaaaand Jane does it again. How? I just don’t know. I guess that’s her secret!
In I Looked Away we follow Ellie and Jo on a journey so heart wrenching your emotions are pulled in all directions. When we first meet Ellie she is in prison, but for what we do not know, and when we first meet Jo, she is a homeless woman selling The Big Issue and living a life we all wish didn’t exist for anyone.
Their stories are captured through alternating chapters, and as a reader it is quick to realise there’s a connection between the two, but what that connection is, is something I can’t discuss in this review. You truly need to buy the book and read it yourself to find out.
Wracked full of pain, Jane Corry captures an emotional tale touching on mental health, loss, love and despair. Your heart will truly be wrapped up and captured. On every level, I Looked Away is a book to devour and a must read highlighting how kindness can go one hell of a long way in making a difference when someone’s life truly depends on it.
BLOG TOUR DETAILS:
If you would like to follow the I Looked Away Blog Tour, you can do so at the following dates: