Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Review: What She Left by T.R. Richmond

Gone doesn't mean forgotten.

When Alice Salmon died last year, the ripples were felt in the news, on the internet, and in the hearts of those who knew her best.

But the person who knows her most intimately isn't family or a friend. Dr Jeremy Cook is an academic whose life has become about piecing together Alice's existence in all its flawed and truthful reality.

For Cooke, faithfully recreating Alice's life - through her diaries, emails and anything using her voice - is all-consuming. He does not know how deep his search will take him, or the shocking nature of what he will uncover...

Hardcover, 380 pages
Published April 23rd 2015 by Michael Joseph
Terri's Thoughts

**I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review**

I wanted to like this book, I really did.  Sadly I must admit that I did not.

The concept of the book was great.  Piecing the life of someone together after her death through the various forms of communication available.  Social media, letters, diary's, and texts etc.  The idea is a great one and an concept that intrigued me.  The problem for me was in the execution.

Dr. Cook for me was dry and boring.  Why did such an uninteresting character have to be the one piecing everything together?  Also, Alice herself did not hold much appeal to me.  I found myself endlessly waiting for something to happen to turn things around for me however this did not happen.

While many may find this book appealing it unfortunately was a struggle for me to complete.  I did only because I always see things through until the end.

About the Author
T. R. Richmond is an award-wining journalist who's written for local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and websites

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