Welcome to my tour stop for She Never Got to Say Goodbye by Ica Iova. Please check out the tour page for other stops along this tour. I was provided with a copy of this book by the published in exchange for my honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book.
When Olivia trades her promising career for a more domestic lifestyle as a wife and mother, she expects many things but never to see ghosts much less be one.
Her life with her handsome husband, Brandon, a successful criminal lawyer, starts as a happy one, but following a tragedy, guilt, alcohol and drugs crush their blissful world in a hurry. One minute Olivia is planning to leave the marriage and the next she’s floating at the foot of her son’s bed. Dead. Murdered. And all evidence points to Brandon as the prime suspect.
She is angry and determined to make him pay, but soon, she learns that if she wants justice, she must follow the clues that reach back into Brandon’s past.
Suspenseful, romantic and awash in the afterlife thrill, She Never Got To Say Goodbye captures the power of love and friendship.
Ica Iova is the author of several books—two of which are award winners. She Never Got To Say Goodbye, won bronze at World’s Best Story, 2015, and Boundaries, was a finalist at WBS, 2014.
Ica writes what she enjoys reading. In her novels, she brings to life powerful, gripping relationships and fascinating characters to which readers can relate.
A former Examiner at Examiner.com, Ica is also an avid reader and a Reader’s Choice Official Reviewer. When she is not writing, editing, or marketing, she’s a proud wife, mother, and grandmother, with a substantial sense of humor. She loves spending time with her family and pets, shopping for shoes, or just lazing around with a good book.
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What I Thought:
They say “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Well, apparently that also goes for women who are murdered and think their husbands are guilty. At least, that is the case for this book.
Olivia and Brandon meet while Brandon is already a lawyer, and Olivia is studying to become one. Soon, they are married with a baby on the way. However, Olivia soon begins to see a side of Brandon she never knew and decides she wants out. Unfortunately, she dies before she is able to leave him.
The REAL story begins here. Olivia’s ghost is unable to crossover and is convinced that Brandon killed her. But did he really?
Okay, I love a good mystery. I also love the story being narrated by a ghost. That made the story unique. This is a novella, so it’s pretty short and reads fairly quickly. At times, I did feel like it could have moved a little slower and there could have been a little more to the story, but overall I enjoyed it.
I have been reading a lot of nonfiction lately, so this was a good break from reality, so to speak. I highly recommend this one to paranormal suspense fans.