Just Read… This is How it Ends, by Eva Dolan

This is How it Ends

This is how it begins.

With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers.

With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly.

With a body hidden in a lift shaft.

But how will it end?

Once again, Eva Dolan demonstrates she can weave a pretty fine tale, this time with a background of big money forcing out long-term residents of a tower block so that it can be replaced by property that will be way out of their reach.

Molly has taken blogging star, Ella, under her wing, but during a party in the largely empty tower block, she finds herself dragged into something much darker when she finds Ella with the body of a dead man. The police want nothing more than to get Ella out of the picture, so Molly is quickly convinced to help her hide the body. But is everything as it seems?

The story follows Molly and Ella, but also intersperses chapters showing the run-up to the party. These largely travel backwards in time, so I had to think about the date at the top of each chapter to make sure I knew when we were talking about. Not too difficult, but it did make my linear brain do a little work. Don’t let that put you off though.

All in all, this was a great book, very relevant to today (as always with Eva’s books), with some nice twists, and what I felt was a satisfactory (if unexpected!) ending.



About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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