Review: The Day Before by Liana Brooks

The Day Before by Liana Brooks
Series: Time & Shadows Mystery (# 1)
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 400
Source: book provided by the author for review



A body is found in the Alabama wilderness. The question is:

Is it a human corpse … or is it just a piece of discarded property?

Agent Samantha Rose has been exiled to a backwater assignment for the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, a death knell for her career. But then Sam catches a break—a murder—that could give her the boost she needs to get her life back on track. There’s a snag, though: the body is a clone, and technically that means it’s not a homicide. And yet, something about the body raises questions, not only for her, but for coroner Linsey Mackenzie.

The more they dig, the more they realize nothing about this case is what it seems … and for Sam, nothing about Mac is what it seems, either.

This case might be the way out for her, but that way could be in a bodybag.

A thrilling new mystery from Liana Brooks, The Day Before will have you looking over your shoulder and questioning what it means to be human.


Review: The Day Before by Liana Brooks is another book that brought me a new favorite character. This first novel is stunning and a great way of getting readers interested into the series. Liana Brooks brings readers to a world so different from our own. Imagine traveling throughout space. Maybe even getting trapped within a certain time and the consequences could be death. Sam Rose was introduced as an agent in this first book. She soon found herself intrigued with a mystery that deals with deaths. Deaths of women who are her younger version. Someone out there is killing her…then her husband tells her not to get involved but her instincts won’t let her quit. But that all soon leads to more danger. Sam Rose needs to prove herself. Plus, her husband is gone and she needs to find him…but as she goes after him more questions arise.

Liana Brooks latest novel, The Day Before, is just as intriguing as any other thriller I have read. I was amazed at the level of mystery created with every page. Suspense carrying me through the story. There’s plenty of action, danger, and crime to go around…readers will be entertained from beginning to end. This entire crime mystery read has strong elements of a thriller. A chase worthy of reader’s attention. Murder, time travel, and a bit of romance all masterfully woven into one magnificent book. I couldn’t stop reading it. Sam Rose is a new protagonist that readers will love. She’s strong, determined and doesn’t stop when the going gets tough, even if it means dying. Overall, I highly recommend this tale to readers everywhere.