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Book review: After The Fire by Jo Spain (published 2020)
Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahon
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 6th book in the ‘Inspector Tom Reynolds’ series and I’m excited again 🙂 The story starts with a BANG – a young woman is walking naked around Dublin city centre. People are busy staring, recording & talking about her but perhaps, too scared to try and help? Finally, a few kind elderly ladies took charge, stopped her to help and called the authorities. It was soon revealed that she had just escaped a house fire and was in a daze when she was finally brought in to the hospital. Two bodies was found in the house that burned down and she is not talking. What is she afraid of and who is the killer? But more importantly, why?

In other news, DCI Tom Reynolds is now the Chief Superintendent! Wohooo 👏 🙌

I find it really interesting how Tom was roped into this case – by listening to the porters gossiping in the hospital canteen where his daughter works at! Hah! This is why confidentiality is such a big topic throughout our medical training. No ‘corridor conversations’ about patients!

Back to the book, I loved this (a bit more than book 5 but not as much as the first 4)! I’d say it’s just as good as a standalone but reading it in order makes it all the more enjoyable. I was annoyed, intrigued and very tense at times and finished this in a day. Yep, I listened to the audiobook all day long at a speed of 1.85x and did nothing else !🙈

Listening to the Tom Reynolds series was so much fun and now I’m left in an odd withdrawal phase. So I’ve started binging on The Sinner (Netflix)!! Have you watched it before?I’m already on season 4🙊

#afterthefire #jospain #bookreview


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