Oonagh O'Neil, Book # 3
September 12th 2019
ebook from NetGalley
June 12, 2019 July 26, 2019
If only someone had listened...
When the supposed suicide of famous Scottish football coach Harry Nugent hits the headlines, the tabloids are filled with tributes to a charitable pillar of the community that gave so much back to sport and to those less fortunate.
But something isn't right. Normally celebrities are queuing up to claim to have had a very special relationship with the deceased, but investigative journalist Oonagh O'Neil is getting the distinct impression that people are trying to distance themselves from Harry.
Oonagh's investigation leads her to uncover a heartbreakingly haunting cover-up that chills her to the core... and places her in mortal danger from those willing to protect their sadistic and dark secrets at any cost...
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Yes, I admit it, it took me quite a while to read this book. Over a month. Because one, I found it slow and second in the meantime I read other books.
In this book a well-known football coach is found by his wife Sarah, hanged from the balustrade of his house. After investigating the fact, detectives find that it is not all as it seems and disturbing facts about the past of the coach come to the surface.
Oonagh is the journalist who follows the case even if not officially, but stubbornly she will manage to find the whole truth.
I liked the book in general, because the case is interesting even if not that much. The book has a delicate topic so it isn’t for everyone but nothing graphic is shown.
Oonagh once says: “‘A bit like Mussolini and the trains?’ she’d replied, but the reference had been lost on Sarah.” about the accounting books of Sarah’s husband. The reference is lost to me, too… And I’m Italian. I should know what the hell she was talking about… but I don’t. And I don’t like when foreign authors use other culture references and not even the people of that culture know what’s going on.
I don’t like the protagonist, she drinks too much and I don’t know… I don’t feel involved in her character. But, and maybe it’s my fault (and the author and the publisher since they didn’t mention this), this is the third book in the series so I don’t know what happened before. If I knew, I wouldn’t have read it because I don’t like reading books in a series not in chronological order.
Anyway, I didn’t feel much with this book, I didn’t wish to finish it or even read it (in fact I read other books while I was reading this). It isn’t a bad book, it’s just not for me.
There is another thing that I couldn’t understand and it was the use of “was” after “if”. I was taught that the correct version of the subjunctive tense is “if it were” and not “if it was”. Here, I found “if it was” so many times! And I know that it is accepted now as I read in internet but, to me, it sound so wrong.