You Had It Coming – BM Caroll


When paramedic Megan Lowe is called to the scene of an attempted murder, all she can do is try to save the victim. But as the man is lifted onto a stretcher, she realises she knows him. She despises him. Why should she save his life when he destroyed hers?

Jess Foster is on her way home when she receives a text from Megan. Once best friends, the two women haven’t been close for years, not since the night when they were just the teenage girls whom no-one believed; whose reputations were ruined. All Jess can think is, you had it coming.

Now Megan and Jess are at the centre of a murder investigation. But what secrets are they hiding? Can they trust one another? And who really is the victim?

B.M. Carroll (also known as 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 ten novels. Over the last few years, Ber’s writing has become darker and more suspenseful (probably reflecting her state of mind). Her most recent novels The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy, Who We Were, and You Had It Coming (May/June 2021) are published under B.M. Carroll.

My Review:

This is my first book by this author and just the book blurb above intrigued me, so when Anne Cater of Random Things Tours invited me to join the blogtour it was an immediate “yes, please”.

This is the story of a high profile murder, 2 women whose lives have been destroyed and a police detective who wants to catch the killer.

Based in Australia, our first main character is Megan. She’s a paramedic, lives at home with her widowed mother and from all initial accounts appears to be a professional and dedicated first-responder.

When she is called to a shooting and assesses the scene she knows that this incident will probably end in a fatality, but this doesn’t stop her attending to the victim and attempting to save his life. It’s only when she helps put the victim in the ambulance does she see who it is and realises that this man is responsible for ruining her life 12 years ago.

The second main character is Jess. Megan and Jess were best friends when 12 years ago they both went through a horrific attack aged 16/17. Jess is now working at a boxing club as a trainer and still living under the shadow of her traumatic past.

The third character is Bridget who is the police detective in charge with capturing the killer and looking closely at the victim there are several potential suspects who might have wanted this man dead.

You Had It Coming is a fast paced thriller with lots of interesting characters, several red herrings and a couple of twists thrown in. Overall I enjoyed this story and it kept my interest throughout.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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