Today is the first day of my MEMORIES ON MONDAY feature and we start with a very nostalgic look back at the Blog Tour for BEFORE i LEFT. This is book 1 in the Ruby Baker mysteries set in the 1960’s. I hope you enjoy this look back.
BEFORE I LEFT by Daisy White
A LONG HOT SUMMER, A CITY BY THE SEA, AND A SERIAL KILLER ON THE LOOSE.
Nineteen-year-old runaway Ruby Baker and pregnant best friend Mary escape domestic violence in London to find a new home in Brighton. They join a glitzy set of party girls, who are hell-bent on enjoying themselves in the new freedom of the 1960s.
But their new life soon comes under threat. Someone is watching Ruby. A tall stranger who Ruby keeps spotting in the shadows. This man may have followed them from London. And Ruby fears her dark secret will be exposed.
Then a murder at a local beauty spot brings danger for the party-loving set, and the first murder is followed by a second. Rumours of occult sacrifices spread across town.
In a breathtaking conclusion, Ruby faces a race against time to save someone very close to her, and her new life may be destroyed and her secrets exposed.
What the bloggers thought
Blog Tour Book Extract
I can see him as he was on that last evening,shouting as usual and pushing Mum around the room.A big burly man with curly dark hair and a broad chest.He smashed some of the dresser plates for good measure,watched Mum creep away weeping and turned to me where I stood frozen in the doorway in my coat.Mary and I had already made up our minds to go that night…….
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it, the plot was great and the descriptive nature used really helped you to envisage the scenes and the locations in the book, it really brought them to life.
This was a fast, easy read filled with colorful characters. It started a little slow for me, but it didn’t take long before I was hooked into the story.
This book takes some very interesting twist and turns. It is well written and plotted. The books starts out casual and with just a little tension, but as the story builds, so does the suspense.