Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Coming For You by Deborah Rogers – Book Review


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A brutal crime. A traumatised mind. A victim no one believes…

Amelia Kellaway is hiding a secret. Still deeply traumatized by a kidnapping incident she suffered three years ago, Amelia is struggling to cope with a crippling anxiety disorder where she compulsively checks her locks and doors. She’s also experiencing frightening blackouts that strike at random. The root cause of her anxiety is her unshakable belief that her previous attacker, Rex Hawkins, is stalking her. She’s been to the authorities but they’ve dismissed her concerns as the paranoid delusions of a traumatized mind.

But are Amelia’s fears really unfounded? Could Rex Hawkins still be out there, waiting for her to drop her guard and make a mistake? Or is Amelia slipping deeper into neurosis and at risk of losing her mind?

Another gripping tale of psychological suspense from Deborah Rogers, Coming for You is a terrifying portrayal of a young woman on the brink, with shades of Hitchcock and Gillian Flynn.

If you like tense, gritty psychological suspense thrillers, you’ll love book 2 in the Amelia Kellaway series from exciting new crime writer Deborah Rogers.

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MY REVIEW 

Amelia is a lawyer by day, she’s good at her job, but inside she’s falling apart. She’s recovered from her physical injuries after being kidnapped, raped and her eventual escape that has left her with half a foot, but psychologically she’s desperate. She’s obsessive about security, taking a different journey home every day and compulsively checking her apartment is locked over and over……

She is convinced her attacker, Rex Hawkins,  is still looking for her.

Ethan, a Detective, tries to convince Amelia she is safe, that Hawkins can’t hurt her anymore…as they grow close she starts to believe him……

Oh my nerves…..this is an incredibly tense tale, as you see Amelia struggle with her day to day life, her slipping deeper into fear and the effect this has on her….

Was she right to be so scared, or is she really losing her mind?

Coming For You has a quite slow pace as you get to know Amelia, but the tension builds as you turn the pages and it made me check the windows were closed that night for sure. I loved every fear filled minute and I can recommend this to anyone who loves a psychological thriller.

Thank you to Deborah for an eARC of Coming For You. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

Purchase link: https://amzn.to/2YYRAxo

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Deborah Rogers is a psychological thriller and suspense author. Her gripping debut psychological suspense novel, The Devil’s Wire, received rave reviews as a ‘dark and twisted page turner’. Since then, Deborah has been developing the new Amelia Kellaway series. Book one in the series, Left for Dead, is a tightly woven tale about a young woman who is kidnapped and taken deep into the wilderness. 

In 2020, Deborah’s all-new publications will include Coming for You (#2 Amelia Kellaway series) and Speak for Me (#3 Amelia Kellaway series). She’s also publishing a new standalone novel, Into Thin Air, a mystery about a woman who goes missing on vacation in Istanbul. 

Audiobook, Book reviews, Contemporary fiction

Bad Love by Maame Blue – Audiobook Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Bad Love tells the story of Ekuah Danquah, a London-born Ghanaian who is 18 years old when she falls in love for the first time. As both narrator and protagonist now in her 30s, she delves into her memories of angst and confusion that dismantled her experience of that first, impactful romantic relationship. It meets none of her rigid expectations and instead shines a light on other significant relationships in her life, especially the marriage of her parents, something she had long considered an unhappy pairing.

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MY REVIEW 

The story is told by Ekuah, she’s now 30 and recalling her past when her boyfriend, Dee just dropped out of her life, leaving her heartbroken. She wonders if Dee ever cared for her, he never even referred to himself as her boyfriend over the 18 months they were together, passionate yes, but always distant. Can she move on and find love ?

This is a well paced tale about relationships good and bad,  the beauty of the spoken word,  about finding yourself and the perceptions of what love really is. I loved the details of Ekuah’s experiences of her travels overseas too.

Beautifully narrated by Vivienne Acheampong, she really brings Ekuah and the other characters to life. I thoroughly enjoyed Bad Love from start to finish.

Thank you to Amber at Midas PR for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of the Audiobook. This is my honest and unbiased review.

Available from Audible.co.uk and is 8hrs 16mins long.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Maame Blue is a Ghanaian Londoner, writer. As well as co-hosting Headscarves and Carry-ons-a podcast about black girls living abroad-she regularly runs social media campaigns for http://www.bmeprpros.co.uk and blogs at http://www.maamebluewrites.com. In 2018 she won the Africa Writes x AFREADA flash fiction competition for her story Black Sky. She has since been published in AFREADA, Afribuku, and Memoir Magazine; with stories forthcoming in Storm Cellar Quarterly and Litro Magazine.

 

About Vivienne Acheampong

Vivienne Acheampong is an actress and comedian, best known for featuring in Death in Paradise (2011), The Trap (2015) and Turn Up Charlie (2019).

 

About Audible

Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child, and has also been recognised with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialised the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. On Average, Audible members listen to Audible content for 2 hours a day. In 2018, Audible customers downloaded nearly 3 billion hours of content.