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Who We Were by B.M. Carroll #bookreview #WhoWeWere @bmcarrollauthor @ViperBooks @NetGalley

📚 Synopsis 📚

A KILLER TWENTY-YEAR REUNION.
AND YOU’RE INVITED…

Twenty years after they went their separate ways, friends and enemies are coming together for their school reunion. Katy, who is desperate to show that she’s no longer the shy wallflower. Annabel, who ruled the school until a spectacular fall from grace. Zach, popular and cruel, but who says he’s a changed man. And Robbie, always the victim, who never stood a chance.

As the reunion nears, a terrible event that binds the group together will resurface. Because someone is still holding a grudge, and will stop at nothing to reveal their darkest secrets…

💭 My Thoughts 💭

Many thanks to Viper Books for my invite onto this blog tour/reunion. And, thank you for my gifted digital copy.

Do you remember your high school days? For the blog tour, we were asked to say a bit about Who We Were in school, and if we related to anyone in the book. I was the shy one out of our group, if you ask my friends though they would probably tell you different. But, there were definitely more outgoing and extroverted girls in my group. Despite doing all the bad things in school like smoking, skipping classes and under-age drinking (hopefully none of my family will read this). I still kept my head down and studied hard. You could say I was the cool kid with brains. At the time school obviously wasn’t the best place to be, but we tolerated it. Now looking back though I only have fond memories, I’m still very close to the group of girls and we get together to reminisce about the good ole days.

Have we had a reunion though? No, we are very long over due one. Despite only leaving school a couple of years ago (heavy note of sarcasm) but, I doubt that I’d go anyway. Like I said I’m still close to the group I hung around with, so I know what we’ve got up to in life. Do I want to know what the rest of the year got up to. There’s social media to check on stuff like that 😂

Right down to the nitty gritty of the review. I loved this book. It did bring back memories of school days. Carroll nailed the group dynamics of the cliche school gang to a tee. Each character had their own personality and a different take on how school life was. In each character you will undoubtedly recognise someone you remember from your school days, you may even be one of these characters yourself. (I was more of a Katy)

The storyline builds up mystery and suspense throughout. Culminating in an epic reveal. As the reader we don’t even know who is behind the emails and notes, and we get to work with the information as the story unfolds.

Who We Were does deal with hard hitting topics of mental health, drug use and bullying. And, it does give you pause for thought about how your treatment of people may affect people not oh in the short term but in the long term too.

A fantastic psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Fully gripping you in its mystery.


✍🏻ABOUT THE AUTHOR✍🏻

Ber Carroll was born in Blarney, a small village in Ireland. The third child of six, reading was her favourite pastime (and still is!). Ber moved to Sydney in 1995 and spent her early career working in finance. Her work colleagues were speechless when she revealed that she had written a novel that was soon to be published. Ber now writes full-time and is the author of nine novels. The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy and Who We Were are published under B.M. Carroll.

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