Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Bad Things Review

The Bad ThingsThe Bad Things by Mary-Jane Riley

Alex Devlin’s life changed forever fifteen years ago when her sister Sasha's two small children were snatched in broad daylight. Little Harry’s body was found a few days later, but Millie’s remains were never discovered.
Now Jackie Wood, jailed as an accessory to the twins’ murder, has been released, her conviction quashed by the Appeal Court. Convinced Jackie can reveal where Millie is buried, Alex goes to meet her.
But the unexpected information Wood reveals shocks Alex to the core and threatens to uncover the dark secret she has managed to keep under wraps for the past fifteen years. Because in the end, can we ever really know what is in the hearts of those closest to us?

Claire's Review 4 of 5 Stars

This story is about Alex and the deaths of her niece and nephew, as Jackie Wood who was convicted of being an accessory to their murder is released from jail after an appeal.

This is a fantastic debut novel which kept me hooked by how well is was written, and wanting to find out what would happen.

The only reason I cannot give this 5 stars, is that I found it rather predictable in places, and I guessed early on what had happened with the twins and found myself disappointed when I was right. I also thought there was a lot of unanswered questions, especially where Malone and Detective Kate were concerned.

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