Very Nearly Dead by A K Reynolds – Book Review

Very Nearly Dead by A K Reynolds – Book Review



My name is Jasmine Black, and I’m an ordinary woman apart from three things;

I’m hiding a terrible secret from my youth, my past is catching up with me and when it does, I’ll be dead.

Jasmine Black, a 34-year-old alcoholic, criminal lawyer, has a secret.

At the age of 16 she was in a gang of youths that committed a horrendous crime. As members of the gang start being killed one by one, Jasmine fears for her life.

Desperate to uncover who is responsible for the murders, Jasmine starts to investigate.

But can she uncover the truth before it’s too late? 



Jasmine Black is a lawyer, she is also an alcoholic.

One evening, driving home she knocks someone down and kills him…and worried about losing her job, she leaves the scene. She expects the be arrested at any time, but as the days go by, she begins to wonder if the guy wasn’t dead after all….her memory is a bit all over the place.

She then goes to her school reunion and after meeting up with her old ‘gang’….and memories of a past event still haunt her, the guilt is causing her to drink even more……with more memory lapses her life really is on a downward spiral. What is the secret that someone will kill to keep hidden?

This is a twisty tale full of tension, so fraught it will have your own nerves jangling. Twisty dark and completely unputdownable. 

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook.  This is my honest, unbiased review. 

You can buy a copy here



Andy and Kath Reynolds are a husband and wife writing team who use the pen name A K Reynolds. As Kath doesn’t care for publicity, only Andy is pictured.

Kath provides the ideas for their stories and writes the introspective thoughts of their fictional characters. Andy does most of the plotting and writes the action scenes.

As to their backgrounds, Kath has worked in a women’s refuge and latterly as a consultant; Andy is a former lawyer.

Very Nearly Dead, a domestic noir thriller with a woman at its centre, is their debut novel. They plan to write many more.


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