Some Days are Dark by Miranda Smith

I’m delighted to be part of the book tour today for this gripping book. Thanks to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

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 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.

My Review:

This is an excellent thriller. It starts with a really gripping opening, and from the start it had me hooked.

I wasn’t sure if I liked Olivia as a character at first, but as I got to know her, and her vulnerabilities, I could see what had made her into the person she was.

At first, this is a slow burner of a book. The pace ramps up later on, and the tension builds. The dual timeline works particularly well.

This is a book that really gets under your skin. When you’re not reading it, it’ll be at the back of your mind, wondering what way it’s going to turn out.

I didn’t see the ending coming at all, very well written and crafted.

A thoroughly engrossing book, highly recommended.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author Bio:
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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