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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Just Before I Died
  • S.K. Tremayne
  • 10 May 2016
  • 9780008105884

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Just Before I DiedJust before I died by S K Tremayne is a dark spooky thriller set on the moors of Dart This is a slow burning story with a little suspence Kate has been in a car accident and has lost some of her memory Her husband and daughter are both acting strangely towards her and she has no idea why There is a secret surrounding the accident and Kate has a feeling she is being watched I would like to thank NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for my e copy in exchange for an honest review Why did you do that to me Mummy don’t you love meKath lives with her husband Adam and daughter Lyla in a desolate stone longhouse deep in Dartmoor National Park She likes her life the moors are beautiful if bleak and she counts herself as happy even if they struggle with money and work and her daughter's shynessBut one day Kath wakes up from a coma with a vague memory of a near fatal car accident She hugs her daughter close likewise her husband Adam But there’s something wrong Adam seems furious with her and Lyla is acting ever strangely They should be delighted to see her alive snatched from certain death But they won't meet her gazeThen Kath learns that the car crash wasn't an accident and her whole life collapses into a world of panic and danger I really enjoy SK Tremayne’s books and this was a solid 4 stars for me Just Before I Die is a mysterythriller that is a highly atmospheric and detailed book Kath lives is a desolate area within Dartmoor National Park with her husband and daughter The story centers and Kath and a car accident Kath was saved from the accident but wakes up with no memory of it and family members telling her that she tried to commit suicide She knows she would never leave her daughter without a mom so what happened? As Kath slowly begins getting her memory back of the accident she discovers that something sinister is at play Highly recommend I was really into this for about 75% of it and then it went completely off the rails It started Dark and creepy and went to complete absurdity that had me rolling my eyes This one is just as good as her previous novels The Ice Twins and Fire Child There are large amounts of suspense and plenty of strange dark and brooding twists It’s deliciously creepyso that makes it just my “cuppa tea” Make sure you have plenty of time before you get to the last few chapters because you will not be able to put it down This was a really creepy and eerie psychological thrillerI've read an SK Treymane book before and in both books the author does a fantastic job of creating a really creepy eerie atmosphere I also really liked how this book focused on autism There is a character with aspergers and either though I can't comment on how good the representation was In my opinion from what I know about the condition it was accurate This book really made me feel things There was one particular scene that really made me sad But there were also lots of moments that made me feel creeped out The writing was really good and it kept me engaged throughout It was really fast paced too The only one thing I didn't love about this book was the ending It seemed a bit ridiculous and far fetched However apart from that I really recommend this book if you love creepy psychological thrillers that keep you guessing till the end TW discussions of rape suicide murder and violence This was a strange atmospheric read and a welcome return after the authors previous two novels which showcase their talent within this genre I invested emotionally uite heavily in the storyline here to the extent where I found some chapters uite draining As such this book took me the best part of a week to read probably double what most other books do The writing pace and story development were good and I enjoyed getting to know the complexities of the lead characters The setting was unusual the south west of England but the author brought life and breath to the wilderness and isolated home within the moorsI’ve always said that psychological thriller is perhaps one of the hardest genres to truly get right because there are so many pitfalls the author can fall into I like this author because they do the exact opposite and make the reader feel as if they are watching the scenes unfold through a crack in the curtain I’ll eagerly await this authors next release Well that was an epic last 20% I was going to give this 35 stars until I got to the last fifth of this book now its a solid 4 stars That twist was insane I loved itYou can tell that Tremayne has done his homework here The Dartmoor beauty shines through the pages So much detail that you feel like you are there on those windswept moors trudging through those bogs and taking in the natural beauty  I am Devon born and bred so when I realised this book had so much Devon in it I was definitely going to read it I love connecting with a book in that way where you know the place that is being talked about It makes you feel a bit involved like this book was written for me  The writing style is easy to read it flows well and I found myself being swept along with the the story because it was not a hardship to physically read it  The characters are all well fleshed out Lyla is a lovely little character to read about Again there has been a good amount of research into the traits exhibited by Lyla and her undiagnosed aspergers  So we start our story on Dartmoor Kath and Adam are married with a daughter Lyla Now usually in there you'd put 'happily married' or something along those lines and they are happy according to Kath in the first part of the book Then we get into the nitty gritty of what the story actually is Kath was involved in an accident she skidded on some ice and her car went nose first into the reservoir where she nearly drowned and was in a coma for a little while While Kath has some brain damage she is luckier than most and only has hopefully short term memory loss Well that is what Kath believes happened Adam is having a hard time dealing with Kath since the accident and Kath has no idea why After an episode in the forest Adam decides it is time to get Kath's sister in law the psychologist over to explain to Kath what actually happened that night I enjoyed reading about the beautiful landscape understanding the roughness of the moors and as a backdrop to the story it worked wonderfully I would read another book by this author just because of his detailed descriptions of the surroundings  The story has a good pace for most of the book we slowly uncover bits and pieces about what happened that night up at Burrator Perhaps it gets a little slow in the middle but by the end we have definitely picked up pace and I raced through the ending It was intense scary thrilling I could feel my heart beating faster and in fact looked at my FitBit and as expected my pulse was around 99bpm Anywho thoroughly recommended thanks NetGalley for the free copy to honestly review THAT TWIST wwwthebeautifulbookbreakcom THE ICE TWINS is one of the best books I have ever read and the second book Tremayne wrote THE FIRE CHILD was also good So of course I had to buy this book when it was released I love SK Tremayne stories and this was not an exception The setting Dartmoor is perfect for a story likes this about a woman that learns that the car accident she was in may have been a suicide attempt She's just can't remember it since she has amnesia And why is her husband acting strange? What really happened that day? Great book can't wait to read the next book by Tremayne Won in the Goodreads Giveaways


About the Author: S.K. Tremayne

wwwsktremaynecomMy latest book is THE ASSISTANT published in the UK on December 26 2019 but a bit earlier on Kindle It's all about the way we give our lives to technology and what happens if that technology turns on us and haunts usWhen I'm not working on books or articles I can generally be found staring out of windows urgently looking for the next good idea