Today I’m pleased to be sharing my review of Innocent Or Guilty as part of the blog tour organised by Emma Welton at damppebbles. My review is written with thanks to Emma for inviting me on the tour.
A gripping psychological thriller, full of twists and turns!
The murderer might be closer than you think…
One morning ten years ago, the town of Twin Rivers changed forever when the body of Tyler Washington was found in the woods. Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community.
For Olivia Hall, Tyler’s death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler’s murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case.
As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn’t kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe?
Perfect for fans of podcasts Serial, Happy Face and The Teacher’s Pet, and TV shows Making a Murderer, Staircase and Dirty John.
Innocent Or Guilty tells us the story of Ethan Hall’s conviction beginning with scenes that took place 9 years ago before bringing us to the present day when the case is investigated as part of the Shadow Of A Doubt podcast. From there, the time frame alternates between the time of Tyler’s death and the present day, which is a brilliant way of involving the reader in the case and building tension as we gradually learn what happened on the night Tyler died.
The novel is narrated by Olivia. I found this interesting as her close relationship with her brother means she has the potential to be biased and unreliable. This raised questions for me which kept me intrigued right to the end. I also enjoyed the sections of the novel where the podcast transcripts were shown to the reader as this added extra perspectives to keep me asking questions.
I found Innocent Or Guilty something of a slow burner as it took some time for the investigation to unravel and characters to be exposed. However, once the unravelling started it did not stop and I was hooked trying to pick the truth from the lies.
Innocent Or Guilty is available from Amazon.
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