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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Worst Case Scenario by Helen FitzGerald! Thanks so much to Anne for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line.
Imprisoned for murdering his wife, Liam Macdowall has published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that has made him an unlikely hero – a poster boy for Men’s Rights Activists.
Liam is released on licence into Mary’s care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liam’s daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice ... with devastating consequences.
While I watched (and really enjoyed) The Cry when it was on tv, I’ve never actually read anything by Helen FitzGerald before, so I was really excited to get the chance to be on the blog tour for Worst Case Scenario and be able to read my first book by her!
What I really loved about this book was Mary. There’s just something about her which makes her immensely likeable no matter how many questionable decisions she makes. She’s so well developed and memorable and I haven’t read such a character driven book for a while.
Worst Case Scenario is so well written. It’s a short read so I absolutely sped through it, but it’s still got everything important in it. It’s got hilarious dark humour as well as heartbreak and sadness and FitzGerald balances these so brilliantly. It’s also an extremely addictive twisted read and a real rollercoaster ride.
Overall I’m giving Worst Case Scenario 4 out of 5. It’s gritty, dark and outrageously funny. I can’t wait to read more from Helen FitzGerald!
This ebook was provided free in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Helen FitzGerald is the bestselling author of ten adult and young adult thrillers, including The Donor (2011) and The Cry (2013), which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and is now a major drama for BBC1. Helen worked as a criminal justice social worker for over fifteen years. She grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband.
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