Hello, my lovelies! Long time no see! I did now about a reading slumps, but didn’t know that there could be a reading slump too. Unfortunately I fell in one too. But I’m back and hopefuly for the good.
Today my plan is to chat with you about the book, that I finished reading reacenlty. It’s, like you can see from the title, “When the Time Comes” by Adele O’Neill. So just jump right it!
- Edition: Kindle
- Edition language: English
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication date: November 21st 2019
Her husband says it’s suicide. The police say it’s murder.
Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can’t cope alone.
One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it’s suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it’s murder.
Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it’s no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer’s best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat.
As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all…
*I’ve got this book from the NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*
So, where do I begine. Firstly, I was expecting a solid crime thriller, just because of the synopsis. And first few percents of the book was a solid start. We had a crime, we had a suspect and we had a detective, who will do all the job.
From the dsescription of the book you can think, that we will be following DS Kennedy and how she tries to solve this crime. But! We meet her in first pages and the she just shows up in the last few pages of the book, We have no idea how investigation is going, what evidence are collected, who are the suspects and so on. So that was my fisrt dissapointment with this book.
The book had two time lines: the trial and few days before the murder. The actual trial was, in my opinion poorly done and didn’t hold my attention at all. Even in the timline of the trial we were more focused of what was on the mind of the kids or on the mind of the husband.
The timeline of that few days before murder reminded me of a soap opera, some kind of domestic suspence. The characters were all over the place and most of the soppy dialogs was totaly unecesary for the story.
Even the ending of the book was very anticlimactic, because it was rushed and left me with more questions, than answers.
I think those, who like domestic dramas, would actually like this book, but if you hope to find a good thriller, you will be disappointed.
In the end I gave it 2 stars.