#BlogTour #BookReview for After He Died by Michael Malone @OrendaBooks @michaelJmalone1 ‏#AfterHeDied

You need to know who your husband really was…

When Paula Gadd’s husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son Christopher’s death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula’s husband was not all that he seemed… When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought she knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women’s lives are in very real danger. Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets…



As soon as I read the blurb for this book I knew I was going to be in for a treat and oh my goodness what a treat it was – I thought it was superb!!

The writing style was absolutely spot on, it flowed so well and I was completely immersed in the story.  The characters are very well developed and work so well with the plot.  The setting was spot on and it all worked so well together that it created a book I certainly did not want to put down.

No hesitation in giving this one five stars – another fabulous books from this author – very enjoyable and very highly recommended!!


Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call; A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage; The Bad Samaritan and Dog Fight. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number-one bestseller, and the critically acclaimed House of Spines soon followed suit. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller