REVIEW: WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES, BY NICCI FRENCH

Ellie Falkner’s world has been destroyed. Her husband, Greg, died in a car crash—and he wasn’t alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone, a woman Ellie’s never heard of. But Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion, despite the whispers and suspicions of those around her. Maybe it’s the grief, but Ellie has to find out who this woman was—and prove Greg wasn’t having an affair. And soon she is chillingly certain their deaths were no accident.

Are Ellie’s accusations of murder her way of avoiding the truth about her marriage? Or does an even more sinister discovery await her?

 

an interior journey thoughts

As I began to read What To Do When Someone Dies, I expected a familiar tale of unexpected loss and a terrible secret. Instead, I found myself eagerly following Ellie’s path of discovery which might just prove that nothing was as it seemed.

Her journey was fascinating and kept me rapidly turning pages. Ellie was a character that reminded me of others I’ve enjoyed: those whose interior journey takes the reader on the path with her, wondering what she will discover next.

But Ellie soon realizes that she won’t be able to prove a negative, that her husband wasn’t having an affair. Instead, she tries other methods of finding the truth. Along the way, she has conflicts with the police and bumps up against the criticism of friends who think she should just move on.

Will she be able to do that? Just when she reaches another dead end, she inadvertently stumbles upon the truth. But will she survive the quest? A twist I didn’t see coming…but which turned this one into another 5 star read for me.

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14 thoughts on “REVIEW: WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES, BY NICCI FRENCH

    1. OMG, Linda, I had gall bladder surgery a little over two years ago, and I was really sick and didn’t even know that I had gall bladder issues.

      They had to try twice to finally remove it. I still have food issues. Sigh.

      Good luck!

      I loved this book.

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      1. I’m hoping I can control it will my diet. Very bland no grease foods. I can cook anything so it shouldn’t be too hard. At least I hope. I don’t want to have to have surgery. Sorry you had such a hard time and still do.

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  1. I LOVE that kitchen!! It made me feel cozy too. I hope you don’t mind my saving it as well.
    Maybe that’s why I haven’t been seeing your posts. They’re still not in my feed. Maybe I have to re-follow you. I’ll try that. 🙂

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