With Malice begins with Jill waking up in the hospital, unable to place the series of events leading to her ending up battered and bruised. Frustration builds as Jill comes to the realisation that the previous six weeks and her life-changing trip to Italy have all been lost from her memory as a result of a fatal car accident.
As this story unfolds, more and more information drips into focus as Jill is fighting for Justice against the Italian police for a crime that she is adamant that she could not have committed. What should have been a trip of a lifetime for Jill became her nightmare. Not only did she lose her lifelong best friend, but she may lose her place at prestigious Yale and her budding future.
Throughout With Malice, Eileen Cook does an impeccable job of keeping readers hooked, the slow release of new information ensured that you did not want to put the book down. In a very Gone Girl-esque narrative, Cook has created a lead character that is generally very unlikeable. With Malice ends on an unexpected twist, this is something that it would have been interesting to see Cook explore further as it seems completely out of character for Jill. This is an entertaining read and it is very difficult to put down; however, it will leave you feeling a little disappointed once you have finished reading.