#BlogTour: Clear My Name by Paula Daly @PaulaDalyAuthor @TransworldBooks @HJ_Barnes @damppebbles #ClearMyName

Book Synopsis:


When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband’s lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, when they put her in front of a jury, and when they sent her to prison. 

Now she’s three years into a fifteen-year sentence, away from the daughter she loves and the life she had built. And she is still denying that she is to blame. 


Tess Gilroy has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Through her job for Innocence UK, a charity which takes on alleged miscarriages of justice, she works tirelessly to uncover the truth.

But when she is asked to take Carrie’s case, Tess realises that if she is to help this woman, she must risk uncovering the secrets she has struggled a lifetime to hide . . .

We’ve all done things we’re not proud of.

Clear My Name is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

I’m a huge fan of this author so you can imagine my delight to be invited onto the blog tour of her latest book, Clear My Name.

Once again the author has written a clever, twisty thriller that I really enjoyed. The story is told from the point of view of both Tess as she tries to investigate Carrie’s case and Carrie the alleged murder. This made for fascinating reading as the reader gets to see both sides of the story often finding out intriguing details before the characters do which was hugely enjoyable! My opinion on both characters kept changing as the story progresses and I must have had a dozen theories about what happened which were all proven wrong.

I thought this book was instantly gripping and I was soon absorbed into the story. The fast pace and short chapters made this book hard to put down as I wanted to find out more about this intriguing case. The slow drip feed of clues was brilliantly done and I found I really enjoyed trying to piece all the clues together alongside Tess.

The subtle mix of storylines involving not just the murder but also Tess’s past was cleverly done and added a lot of mystery into the story as you weren’t sure what it involved or what she was capable of. They all come together nicely in the end which was very satisfying. The tension in the book slowly increases so that the book becomes hard to put down with the final twist taking me completely by surprise which I always enjoy.

I can’t wait to read more from this author soon!

Huge thanks to Hayley from Transworld for my copy of this book and to Emma from Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting me onto the blog tour.

About The Author:

Paula Daly is the acclaimed author of six novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Crime Novel of the Year award, and her books have been developed for the new ITV television series, DEEP WATER, starring Anna Friel. She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children, and whippet Skippy.

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