If She Did It


This book takes you straight into the world of Hanna Shutt who, three years ago, was almost bludgeoned to death while she slept in bed next to her husband Joe. Joe didn’t survive and the memories of the night are nothing but blackness and nervous shadows. The book follows Hanna as she struggles to rebuild her life and also keep faith in her youngest daughter who was questioned, but cleared of the attack and murder.

The pace slowly builds and by the time I got to the last third of the book I wanted to race over the words to know what happened next. The pace quickens, as did my heartbeat on a couple of occasions and any story that brings out a physical reaction or emotion is a good one in my book.  This book is full of creepy moments and the last paragraph left me sobbing, literally grieving the loss of a character and a faithful friend.

If you love a good thriller which keeps you hooked and may make you sleep with the lamp on for a night or two after, then this read is right up your alley.

If you loved Gone Girl you will enjoy If She Did It.

Thank you to The Reading Room for my free copy for review.

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The Book Jacket Deets

Hanna Schutt never suspected that her younger daughter’s happiness would lead to her husband’s death and the destruction of their family. When Dawn brings her new boyfriend home from college for a visit, her parents and sister try to hide their doubts because they’re glad that Dawn – always an awkward child – appears to have grown into a confident, mature young woman in her relationship with Rud. But when Hanna and her husband, Joe, are beaten savagely in their bed, Rud becomes the chief suspect and stands trial for Joe’s murder.

Claiming her boyfriend’s innocence, Dawn estranges herself from her mother, who survived the attack with serious injuries and impaired memory. When Rud wins an appeal and Dawn returns to the family home saying she wants to support her mother, Hanna decides to try to remember details of that traumatic night so she can testify to keep her husband’s murderer in jail, never guessing that the process might cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her daughter.