Am I Guilty, Jackie Kabler: Book Review

Oh boy, oh boy. You’ll never guess what happens in Am I Guilty by Jackie Kabler. Psychological thriller lovers, you are in for a TREAT.

The plot:

I never thought it would happen to me…

One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.

They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the word. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me.

These are my friends, my family, people I trust.

Am I really as guilty as they say? And what secrets are people hiding?

A very clever and unpredictable read

I’m going to start of by saying that this is a top-notch psychological thriller. It’s got everything you want: keeps your attention from the get-go, intriguing characters, suspense, an epilogue to give you chills, and that big plot-twist that you’ll never see coming.

I was honestly so annoyed at myself for starting this when I knew I was restricted on time. Said I would read for 45 minutes and when I had to put it down, I was genuinely angry at myself. Safe to say I devoured it the same evening.

Am I Guilty rises and falls at the perfect pace, leaving you tense and eager to find out A) what is going to happen, B) why and C) who? It does cover a difficult topic, so it may not be for everyone, but if you pick it up you won’t want to put it down.

This is Kabler’s first thriller, having previously delved into mysteries (I reviewed one here), and I am thoroughly impressed by the author’s change in language and tone. The chapters are split into different characters, and whilst their voices aren’t very distinctive, it was interesting to gauge different points of view, whereas Kabler’s mysteries have a different vibe.

It’s modern and may make you question how well you know some people; I was shocked several times, even before the climax and this made for a wonderful reading experience.

I did just want one more chapter from a specific character to finalise everything, but I’m a-okay because the epilogue made up for that.

A very clever and unpredictable read – you are blind in this story, with no help along the way. The epilogue was insane and gave me chills. Very well thought-through, and I’d highly recommend Am I Guilty.

P.S. MAKE THIS INTO A FILM NOW.

Am I Guilty, Jackie Kabler, RRP £8.99 (paperback); Book Depository 

Pages: 350

Publisher: Killer Reads

Genre: Psychological Thriller

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