Book review: Clear My Name by Paula Daly

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Permalink

I’ve read a few of Paula Daly’s books now (four according to Goodreads, including last year’s Open Your Eyes) so received emails from her UK and US publishers about her latest release, Clear My Name.

I really liked the lead character in this book and would ‘love’ for Tess to feature in a series. In some ways she’s kind-of an unlikely narrator… in her 40s and someone who didn’t quite achieve all they wanted. And though she’s settled into a job she enjoys, there’s a sense she’s biding time. (And worryingly I could kinda relate!)

four-stars

Book review: Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Friday, July 20, 2018 Permalink

As this book opens, our lead characters Jane and her husband Leon are arguing.

He fared far better in my mind. She’s an aspiring author and her novel’s just been rejected by publishers after a year of hard work. Leon – a published author – suggests perhaps she could take a break and focus her attention a little more on their kids.

Which would seem to be unfair, condescending and chauvinistic until we learn it’s Jane’s sixth novel and Leon’s been pretty supportive so far.

Their fight’s quickly forgotten however and they’re about to head out when tragedy strikes. (Dum-dum!)

three-half-stars