For the Best

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Jules’ wallet is found next to the body of someone she was working with on a project; the man murdered just a couple of blocks from her home. Things look even worse for Jules when she was the last person he was with and they were seen arguing. She is the police’s only suspect. Unfortunately for her, she was blackout drunk and can’t remember anything. Everyone thinks she did it, so she’ll have to look for clues herself if she wants to clear her name. Finding out the truth might be worse than not knowing. Perhaps her inability to remember is For the Best.

|A lot of authors I respect reviewed this and claimed it was amazing, but I just didn’t have that reaction at all. I didn’t really enjoy Jules’ character and while I think there was supposed to be a bigger theme at play, mainly restorative justice, it felt like it was more about how badly excessive drinking can ruin our lives and the lives of those around us. The ending wasn’t too much of a surprise seeing how the rest of the story was going. The whole light therapy bit seemed a bit excessive, as Jules only had to go to one session and she remembered everything she had ever buried. Characters without much depth, shaky plot, and an unclear message make for a book that it might be for the best that you never pick it up.

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Star Count 2/5
Format Trade
Page Count 319 pages
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date 2020-09-08
ISBN 9781542005876 Buy this Book
Issue October 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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