#Review “Where the Blame Lies” by Mia Sheridan


Where The Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan

Tricia’s Musings…

5+ jaw dropping CROWNS

From the moment I read the blurb for this book, it called to me. Once I started reading, it hooked me. I simply don’t have enough adjectives to express my love for Where The Blame Lies. Intense and thrilling, with dark subject matter, its twists and turns had me all tangled up and the suspense had me just parked on the edge of my seat for the duration of the story. The synopsis tells you all you need to know as far as the plot is concerned, any more would give the game away, and you’ll find no spoilers here.

I just love the characters this author has created. Josie is a true survivor. Her grit and determination, her strength of character and resilience have put her firmly up there as one of my favourite book heroines of all time. I love her and the way she has created a new life for herself. Although not totally unscathed, her efforts to move forward, rather than be completely paralysed by, and stuck in, the past, are admirable. That is until that past seems to come knocking once again.

Detective Zach Copeland, now he is a fabulous character. Kind, caring, strong and dedicated, he’ll do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to keep Josie safe and to close this case. The way their feelings for each other developed and how Zach treated Josie warmed my heart. He was absolutely the right man for her. No doubt about it, I swooned! I cried a little too, when a certain scene brought home the realities of what Josie had been through. I thought her reaction, although difficult to read, was authentic and hugely emotional.

With each page I turned and with a few clues along the way, I had a new theory as to who the perpetrator of these heinous crimes was. So many theories, but never in a million years could I have guessed who, and the reasons why, which were just jaw dropping and quite frankly left me speechless. It’s suspense at its finest and I absolutely loved it. Go read it now!



At nineteen-years-old, college student Josie Stratton was kidnapped by a madman and held shackled for ten months in an abandoned warehouse before she finally escaped her hellish prison.

Eight years later, when the body of a young woman is found chained in the basement of a vacant house, Cincinnati Police Detective Zach Copeland is instantly reminded of the crime committed against Josie Stratton. Zach was just a rookie on the perimeter of that case, but he’s never forgotten the traumatized woman with the haunted eyes.

As more information emerges, the crimes take on an even more sinister similarity. But Josie’s attacker died by suicide. Does the city have a copycat on its hands? A killer who picked up where the original perpetrator left off? Or are they facing something far more insidious?

Josie has spent the last eight years attempting to get her life back on track, but now there’s a very real chance she could be the unknown suspect’s next target. As Zach vows to keep her safe, and Josie finds herself responding to him in a way she hasn’t responded to any man in almost a decade, the investigation takes on an even more complex edge of danger.

As past and present collide, Josie and Zach are thrust toward a shocking and chilling truth. A revelation that threatens not only Josie’s life, but everything she’s been fighting so desperately to reclaim.

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About Mia Sheridan

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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  1. I absolutely loved this book! Mia Sheridan is one of my go-to authors, and it was so well written.

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