Hello everyone. Today I have a book review for you for the brilliant I Am Quinn by McGarvey Black.
*Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My opinions are my own and have not been influenced.*
My name is Quinn Roberts. I was murdered and I don’t know why.
Quinn Roberts is dead and she wants to know how it happened. She’s angry, confused and disappointed that her life is over. Most of her friends have moved on and it seems like no one cares who was responsible. Her adult children are in shock but their mother’s death is too painful, so they do nothing.
Soon after her death, Quinn’s husband, Alec, has acquired a new wife and Quinn becomes a distant memory. Only her sister, Erin, and Detective John McQuillan, who leads the investigation, continue to search for answers.
But as the case stalls, the formal investigation is moved to the Cold Case division and Quinn’s family loses hope that there will ever be an arrest.
Can Quinn get the justice she deserves? And, is discovering the truth always worth it?
This Book Was Fantastic! I was hooked from the start. I Am Quinn is set with multiple point of view and it really helps build a story. Novels written this way can often end up confusing but this was done so brilliantly. All the way through it I wanted so badly for her husband to get what was coming. I genuinely felt for Quinn and everything she had endured.
I Am Quinn touches on some very sensitive topics but does so very well and adds a hint of sarcastic humour.
I would read another book by McGarvey Black in an instant. This was so well done.
McGarvey Black, a theatre major in college spent many years in the New York advertising sales business. She sold print and digital advertising and managed sales teams for companies like Conde Nast and WebMD. Ten years ago, she left media to become an executive recruiter for large and small internet companies. No matter how she earned a living, she always wrote…for her, for her friends and family. Two years ago, she left recruiting to pursue a full-time career writing. I am Quinn is her debut novel, she’s written two others and is working simultaneously on the fourth and fifth. Writing has caused her some sleep deprivation as she sometimes wakes in the middle of the night with an idea and must get to her keyboard. She usually writes mystery/thrillers, but occasionally likes to veer off to her other passion — rom-coms. She believes in a ton of prep. If she does her writing work upfront and develops her characters fully, they kind of write themselves. You must always know what each character ultimately wants —that drives the story.
Thanks for reading.