Before I Die-A Book Review

Hello there! Well, I seriously don’t know what to write in this first paragraph but I can tell you that I immensely enjoyed this book. Well, I’ll tell you more below.

Title: Before I Die

Author: Jackie Morrissey

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: June 21st 2020

Before I Die: A psychological thriller full of twists and turns by Jackie  Morrissey
Source: Goodreads

When Maureen gravely injures her ankle, her daughter, Alva is persuaded that her mother cannot take care of herself. Alva appoints a carer, a Spanish woman, Dolores Garcia (much to Maureen’s dismay) who really cannot keep her mouth shut when it comes to gossiping about the other neighbours which really annoys Maureen very much.

Maureen always thought that there was something wrong about Dolores and soon after her suspicions begin to prove right, just a little right…

One Maureen’s friends, Frank, mysteriously dies of a drug overdose. Maureen knows that Frank would never take drugs and her suspicions about Dolores become stronger since Dolores also worked for Frank as carer. Unfortunately, nobody suspects the caring and chatty Dolores, but Frank’s own son, Micheal, who is a drug addict.

Micheal knows hat he didn’t kill his father and Maueen knows that Dolores has something to do with it, even if not everything.

But who would ever believe a drug-addict and an old woman whom Dolores calls senile and confused?

Micheal and Maureen know what is hidden under Dolores mask and to reveal it, they will have to play at Dolores own game. It won’t be easy either because if Dolores finds out, Maureen can be her next victim.

My ratings: 4.3/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Well, I really liked the book and the characters as well, but I had a teeny problem with Maureen and Alva though. Maureen would rarely get furious with her daughter and I would just egg on Maureen to do something. Alva was a little stubborn and annoying at some times becuase she wouldn’t even believe her own mom. I mean how could Dolores poison her mind to such an extent that she began calling her mom irrational! Apart from those the book was overall very interesting. Maureen and Micheal’s friendship was like the sweetest thing. Micheal really liked Maureen and it was like Micheal was Maureen grandson.

I would recommend this book to any one who likes fast-paced stories and wierd friendships.


About the Author:


Jackie Morrisey lives in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, where she lives with her husband, three children, and her two dogs. The Irish author of Before I Die has also written many short stories and is also the winner of the Molly Keane award in 2004.

Hope you found a new book to read. (again, you HAVE to read this book)

Love, Hermione