Length: 303 pages
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What they say:
Six years ago Isla was the only victim to walk free from Carl Jeffery’s vicious murder spree. Now, Isla vows to live her life to the fullest and from the outside it appears perfect.
Determined to finish her book Isla plans her final trip to Sweden, but after returning from Canada and meeting a man she never thought she would, her life begins to derail.
Suddenly Isla is plagued by memories of the man who tried to murder her, and the threat that he could be back causes her to question everything, and everyone around her.
This debut psychological thriller will have you closing down social media accounts, looking over your shoulder, and hooked until the very last line.
Perfect for fans of Sweet Little Lies, Friend Request and Louise Jensen.
The Review: Ahhh. That’s the sound when you finish a very satisfying, rewarding thriller that had you on tenterhooks fairly early on and kept you there until the end. I really really enjoyed this. It’s the story of Isla, a travel writer who barely escaped with her life after the attempt on her life by serial killer Carl Jeffrey. From early on in the book there was goings on, with Isla wondering if the person who seems to be stalking her is in fact the Carl Jeffrey, who was imprisoned for three life sentences.
We had a number of suspects from the get go, although what you’re suspecting them of you’re not quite sure, as you also have to take into account that she’s been through a lot and is in a fragile state of mind. This is a book that takes you in and holds you, although it is not of the headachy variety, there’s always enough people about and everyday happenings/ drama to keep you looking about, plus the descriptions of places and her surroundings contained some gems that actually made me want to head off to Sweden! The relationships and friendships were done well and I had some people I seriously hearted. Also serious kudos on the tension and notching up of suspects.
The book moves between the past and the present, the past showing around about the time of the attack. You obviously never know how tough a book is until you’ve everything has come to a head and I was a little nervous as to what had happened all those years ago but I was able to handle it (phew!) Actually this did lead me to a slight issue I had with the book, and that was all that was unsaid, I can’t really say more but I always rather being able to tick suspects and happenings off as being case closed. I loved the ending both in the change in point of view (adored this point of view) and the race to the finish, the pick up in pacing being a definite high point for me and then the realisation of who was involved.
This is a book that’s for those who like the likes of Kathryn Croft or Louise Jensen (above you’ll see others liken the book to Louise Jensen, Sweet Little Lies and Friend Request but I still have to get to the last two books-I know, I know!) , and I’ve just seen that the royalties of downloads of this book go to Cancer Research so really, just go get!
I have to say that one of the quotes says that Amanda Brittany is an exciting new voice and I’ll totally agree, I will definitely be looking out for her new releases. Thanks so much to HQ digital for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and for the book in return for an honest review.
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