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Review: 56 Days

Title: 56 Days

Author: Catherine Ryan Howard

Release Date: August 17th, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: No one knew they'd moved in together. Now one of them is dead. Could this be the perfect murder?


Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin the same week Covid-19 reaches Irish shores.


When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who - and what - he really is.


Detectives arrive at Oliver's apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Will they be able to determine what really happened, or has lockdown provided someone with the opportunity to commit the perfect crime?

My Review: This was the first book I have read that was set during Covid, a lock down to be specific and I think the author did a good job of capturing that in the story without going overboard. I do think it may be too soon for some people to read about it though. The story was a really unique one and though I'm not sure I found the premise entirely believable I still enjoyed the story. I liked the main characters and the writing was well done so that the reader is immediately sucked into the story. The plot was good and the twists were very well done.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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