Blogtour – Sunday 5th May
Thanks for stopping by! This is my stop on the Blogtour for The Suspects, written by Katharine Johnson. I was invited onto this tour by the wonderful blog host, Rachel of Rachels Random Resources! And let me say, I am so glad that I took part! This book was amazing! A real page turner from start to finish!
As mentioned big thanks must go to Rachel and Katherine for inviting me along for the ride!
Katherine Johnson – https://www.katyjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/
This book took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions from start to finish! It was thrilling, haunting and deeply dramatic! I read each page greedily as I tried to get deeper into the story. I loved the fact that it was mainly set in the 1980’s and loved the interaction between the characters.
Before I dive further into my review, lets read a bit more about the author.
About the Author
Katharine Johnson was born in Bristol and now lives in Berkshire. She’s worked as a journalist on lots of magazines and has written a history book about Windsor. When not writing you’ll usually find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, restoring a house in Italy, walking her spaniel or playing netball (although not usually at the same time)
About the Book
Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller
Bristol, 1988. Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.
After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it’s clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies. But can they trust each other?
“The hugely talented Katharine Johnson has, again delivered a tense thriller! This is a compelling novel – up there with Erin Kelly and Sophie Hannah.”
Val Penny, author of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries.
“Gripping and frighteningly realistic. The twists and turns kept me guessing to the very end.”
Jo Fenton, author of The Brotherhood.
I was intrigued from the opening pages, as I read into Zanthes funeral. I pored over each word and felt instant connections with the characters that I came across. The story unravelled itself as I read deeper and I found myself hating, loving and rooting for the characters. The story flowed brilliantly and I was in awe of the writers style…I was kept hooked from the beginning and she created realistic, complex people who wanted to know more about.
The building suspense and mystery kept me reading for hours and I was left shocked as secrets and twists developed on the pages in front of me. It wasn’t easy to like all of the characters, but I still found their interactions and dialogue easy to read. I was immersed into their world and I was witness to their double-crossing, back-stabbing behaviour. The distrust from some of the characters was unmistakeable and I enjoyed reading as this dark, twisty story spun dangerously towards its climax!
I want to get into this story so fiercely, and I want to tell you so much more about it, but YOU really need to try it yourself. This was an amazing read and one that I 100% recommend.
Fantastic, brilliant read from an author who I will be watching carefully from now on! I loved the story and I would recommend this to all of my followers, plus family and friends! Go give this book a go!
Rating – 4 out of 5!
Giveaway to Win copies of The Suspects and The Silence (Open International)
1st Prize – signed paperback of The Suspects
2nd Prize audiobook of The Silence – any region
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If you liked the sound of this book and would like to see reviews from other bloggers on this tour, come and take a look at these fab pages!