Clear My Name Paula Daly

71cXQNSSF3L._AC_UL320_ Pub: Bantam Press


When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband’s lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, when they put her in front of a jury, and when they sent her to prison.

Now she’s three years into a fifteen-year sentence, away from the daughter she loves and the life she had built. And she is still denying that she is to blame.


Tess Gilroy has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Through her job for Innocence UK, a charity which takes on alleged miscarriages of justice, she works tirelessly to uncover the truth.

But when she is asked to take Carrie’s case, Tess realises that if she is to help this woman, she must risk uncovering the secrets she has struggled a lifetime to hide . . .

We’ve all done things we’re not proud of.


My review 

I must admit I am a massive fan of Paula Daly, but that is only because she is not only a fabulous storyteller but she actually makes me ‘feel’ the story she is telling.

Clear My Name is an absorbing tale. Carrie has been imprisoned for the murder of her husband’s lover, and Innocence UK has taken up her case as a miscarriage of justice.

For me this was, as always with Daly’s work, a one sit read.It is engrossing as it is interesting, the author does a good job at describing the workings of Police work and this works perfectly alongside the actual tale of the wrongdoer and wrong done by.

It is an emotive, believable and totally immersive read that holds the attention of the reader and I could not wait for the explosive end.

Every character is perfectly portrayed and gives depth to what I think is a brilliant insight into what is an all to real life story. I loved how I was drawn into Carrie’s story and how I empathised with her and those involved with her case.

Avril was adorable, she comes across as naive,  but oh my what a delight she is. I totally identified with her and her youth which helps her to stand up for herself and admit her weaknesses and her strengths,  I hope she crops up again in one of Daly’s tales. 

This is a fabulous read and once again I cannot wait to see how Daly tops it with her next masterpiece.



About the Author 
Paula Daly is the acclaimed author of six novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Crime Novel of the Year award, and her books have been developed for the new ITV television series, DEEP WATER, starring Anna Friel. She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children, and whippet Skippy.

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