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Suspected of a murder she can't remember, a troubled woman takes an unusual approach to proving her innocence in this gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Little Voices.

When Jules Worthington-Smith's wallet is found next to a dead man, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. After struggling for years to build the perfect family and career, she's dangerously close to losing everything.

Sure of her innocence, Jules is desperate to clear her name. But there's one big problem: she was blackout drunk when the murder took place and can't remember what happened.

Unsatisfied with the police's handling of the case, Jules embarks on her own gin-fueled murder investigation. As she uncovers fresh clues, she starts a true-crime vlog that becomes a viral sensation, pushing her into the public eye. It's not long before the ordeal forces Jules to confront her demons, including her turbulent childhood and excessive drinking.

The deeper Jules digs, the more dirt she uncovers about the murder and herself. Unexpected truths pile up until she's buried so deep even finding the killer might not be enough to set her free.

©2020 Vanessa Lillie (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I pushed through but really didn’t enjoy. I found it hard to connect and feel for the main character and found her to be annoying and selfish.

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  • Tawny Hurst
  • 09-09-2020

I would give another ⭐️ , but....

First of all... to the narrator: bravo!! She probably made this book. I LOVE her voice, sarcasm and overall performance. To the author: It was a somewhat creative storyline, and I love the touch of humor. The main character was so flawed, yet still likable. My biggest complaint is all of the political “undertones” (they weren’t really that ‘under’). That is Lillie’s prerogative and choice to make in her book, but I think most conservatives are tired of being portrayed as redneck idiots with extreme, selfish motives.

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  • B4rd
  • 17-09-2020

Enjoyed Listening

Really enjoyed all the twists and turns in this book. The idea of a parent passing alcoholism to a child is heartbreaking but so real. i had a hard time being sympathetic to the main character but I worked it out in the end. The narrator did a good job bringing the characters to life.

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 14-09-2020

Could have skipped half the book

I was so excited for this book, but was disappointed. The twists were more like a slight curve at best. The characters alcohol abuse made her very hard for me to sympathize with.

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  • QiQi
  • 20-11-2020

Great story!

Great story to listen to while working -- I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a mystery 😉

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  • Paula M. Williams
  • 14-11-2020

An intriguing and surprising suspense to the end

I love Vanessa Lillie! I love how she can weave in a big murder mystery that her main character is somehow involved in. Her strong protagonists get involved to find out the answers. In For the Best, Juliette, the mead, is at the center of a murder as the mead suspect. She works to get to the answer of who killed her friend. As usual, Lillie has so many angles the story could go into, but surprising the reader with the truth at the end. I love a good mystery/suspense that I can’t guess and that surprises me. Lillie does just that.

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