ON MY LIFE is an exhaustively researched, expertly-crafted and brilliantly-written prison story that places the reader firmly in the room. Angela Clarke movingly chronicles a woman's worst nightmare with a killer-twist at the end. A must-read.
An absolute page turner with excellently-realised characters and surprising humour. Even better, it has a huge heart. It will make you think differently about prisons and how pregnant women fare in them.
Reading this book was like being on an emotional rollercoaster: sometimes harrowing, sometimes heart-warming. I was enthralled from start to finish.
Such an expertly executed novel and a thrilling page-turner too.
Tense and heartbreaking, this is a beautifully constructed thriller.
Authentic and bold, with a searing story and cracking characterisation.
This is a fresh, smart and important novel that absolutely stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended.
A smart, fast-paced prison thriller with a ticking clock scenario that's at once novel, and as old as humanity.
Tense, unflinching and heartbreaking. This one kept me up late in the night. Angela Clarke has excelled herself.
This is a pacy read about a perfect life gone wrong...I didn't see the twist coming!
A chilling portrait of prison life, and a brilliantly pacy plot
A twisty thriller that intensifies as it reaches it's conclusion - a clever and compelling read
The story is so compellingly told that you won't be putting it down
With shocking twists until the very end, you won't want to put this down
On My Life has all the hallmarks of a classic Angela Clarke novel. She thoughtfully, sensitively and cleverly sheds light on the hidden world behind bars, but never lets the pace flag for one second. It's a blistering thriller with a big heart
Some books are hard to put down - this is one of them...With a twisting tale that races to a tense conclusion, this is a compelling and vivid read
Well researched and shocking, this is both a gripping thriller and an indictment of prison policy
Loved this... The pace never drops and the detail of prison life is so moving and brutal.
Angela has knocked it out of the park with this book - it's incredible. Dramatic, unputdownable, heart breaking, utterly compelling - and important. I read it in pretty much one sitting, with my heart in my mouth. Definitely in my Top 3 of the year!
A book to grip you by the throat and haunt your dreams after you have put it down. ON MY LIFE will stay with me for some time.
An angry, powerful read - one of those rare crime novels with more to deliver than routine thrills.
An explosive story of murder, injustice and sheer survival instincts - the fear almost leapt from the page!
A claustrophobic, character-driven tour de force from Angela Clarke. Powerful, affecting and utterly compelling, the plot twists and turns like a corkscrew digging into your brain. Unmissable...
From the very first chapter I was truly captivated... I cannot recommend this book enough. Angela Clarke is a force to be reckoned with.
A thrilling, terrifying novel... I was caught from the first frightening page and the unflinching look at prison life was shocking, addictive and, at times, very moving. The ending left me breathless.
A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it.
It's her best yet. ON MY LIFE is a claustrophobic helter skelter that had me racing to the end to find out who was telling the truth!
Absolutely loved ON MY LIFE - a twisty, involving roller-coaster of a read with a powerful social message at its heart.
I finished Angela's book in one quick gulp. An absolute thrill-ride. I loved the prison setting and the entire cast. Fabulous pacing.
In a word, brilliant... So engaging at times I found it hard to breathe! It kept me up well past lights out several nights in a row.
This book was so heaped with tension, threat and menace that I had to read it very quickly! Absolutely engrossing and entertaining as well as being a searing indictment of the penal system. This is an eye-opening, jaw-dropping read that will keep you up to the wee small hours.
Tense, touching and claustrophobic, Clarke nails the horror of being imprisoned for something you didn't do. A rollercoaster ride of a thriller.
Angela Clarke has written a very sensitive, moving and sympathetic look at incarcerated women in ON MY LIFE. Empathy (and good research) on every page
This isn't just a smart, high-tension page turner, it's a book that shines clear bright light on contemporary prison life.
ON MY LIFE by Angela Clarke is a heart-rending mystery, and an unflinching study of life in the prison system.
A fantastic story, brilliantly told...a great mystery, a high-stakes personal struggle, and a pile of massive twists. ON MY LIFE is a total triumph.
Angela Clarke layers on the tension with this blistering, angry thriller which will change the way you think about women in prison.
The new thriller by Angela Clarke packs a powerful punch. An authentic and gripping account of an innocent woman trapped in the prison system.
A compulsive read with insight into women in the prison system; a mystery that is unpicked with pace and increasing tension.
Compelling, sympathetic and tense, with some wonderfully drawn characters and a truly cinematic ending.
An unputdownable read about an ordinary woman's worst nightmare, ON MY LIFE is well researched, brilliantly written, scarily realistic and utterly heartbreaking.
As dark and twisty as a tornado - Angela Clarke's best yet.
ON MY LIFE is fast paced, twisty and nail biting, but it's so much more too.
A gripping thriller with a shockingly searing insight into prison life for women. Couldn't put this down.
A terrifying and moving story. You won't be able to look away, desperate to see if justice is done.
Intelligent, pacy thriller... Taut, claustrophobic, fast-paced, moving. An incredibly gripping read.
What an amazing, roller-coaster ride and also a searing indictment of the way women are treated in prison. Highly recommended.
I loved it. A searing take on the treatment of women in prison as well as a fast-paced and smart thriller.
Mesmerising and unflinching. Angela Clarke's meticulously researched book expertly captures the sense of fear and dog-eat-dog mentality that permeates our institutions. A propulsive, utterly compelling novel.
Moving and compassionate... As well as being fast-paced and involving it's a thought-provoking, and at times very tender, read. I found myself hurtling towards the end as the tension ratcheted up.
Compelling, intense, and breathtakingly brilliant.
Pacy, addictive... couldn't put it down. Insightful, intelligent and moving with unforgettable characters and a brilliant twist. Stunning!
ON MY LIFE is truly special. On one hand a gut-punching psychological thriller and on the other a haunting exploration of the female prison system. It's a raw, honest and twisty novel about truth and bravery and I couldn't put it down.
Clever, gripping and powerful - Angela Clarke's ON MY LIFE is a great read.
Angela Clarke is an author with something real to say, and a grip that only tightens as she says it.