Melody Pieterson was strangled and left for dead. She woke from a coma in the hospital with no memory of what happened to her and no idea who was to blame. But her neighbor and friend, David Alden was arrested and convicted of the crime.
She has spent the last 6 years living a life of suspicion and foreboding. Terrified of everything outside the walls of her house, she has become less than a shell of her former self, and when David is released Melody’s fears take her to an even deeper level of terror. Her life can absolutely be summed up as “The life I left behind.”
How could someone she trusted have done something so heinous?
Less than 6 months after David’s release, Eve Elliot is found in the same place where Melody had been found, holding a necklace exactly like the one Melody had been holding.
Eve knows exactly who hurt her. But she won’t tell. He made sure of that. Eve Elliot is dead. All because she believed in David Alden.
The story, told from Melody’s point of view and Eve’s voice, moves back and forth from the past to the present and keeps you guessing right up until the very end.
I love a good mystery, throw in some psychological thrills, great character development and you end up with a book that is hard to put down. And Collette McBeth has done just that with The Life I Left Behind! Definitely a 5-star book!
I felt as though I knew both Eve and Melody when I finished this book and I miss them both. This one was such a great read that as soon as I finished it, I ordered McBeth’s first novel, Precious Thing. I am hoping it comes in the mail today!
I’ll keep you posted!
Have you ever read a book that you liked so much you ordered more from that author immediately? If so, which ones. I’d love to know!