blog tour, Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

You Can Trust Me by Emma Rowley – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

If you like Clare Mackintosh, Fiona Barton,  Rachel Abbott or Lisa Jewell then you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a massive twist you won’t see coming.

You can trust me.

But can I trust you?

Olivia is the domestic goddess who has won millions of followers by sharing her picture-perfect life online. And now she’s releasing her tell-all autobiography.

For professional ghostwriter Nicky it’s the biggest job of her career. But as she delves deeper into Olivia’s life, cracks begin to appear in the glamorous façade. From the strained relationship with her handsome husband, to murky details of a tragic family death in her childhood, the truth belies Olivia’s perfect public image.

But why is Olivia so desperate to leave an old tragedy well alone? And how far will she go to keep Nicky from the truth?

‘Genuinely compelling thriller, a rollercoaster of twists and intrigue’ 5* reader review

‘Great characters and brilliant suspense – Cleverly plotted, fantastically written and fast-paced’ 5* reader review

‘A brilliant suspenseful mystery that I just did not want to put down!! I loved it – Simply amazing’ 5* reader review.

MY REVIEW 

You Can Trust Me is a book that just flows, it’s an easy read due to the authors very clever writing…….but don’t be fooled into thinking this is a light read, it’s a clever, dark and twisty thriller.

Nicky is a ghostwriter, she has been invited into Olivia’s home to write her autobiography. Olivia is a social media darling, an influencer and style guru. But is her life really as perfect as she portrays? What secret is she hiding? 

Then Nicky goes missing and Olivia tries to find out more about the woman she trusted enough to stay in her home.   Well, not everything is as it seems.

This is an utterly compelling story which keeps you on your toes, it’s so well plotted and makes for a thoroughly engrossing read.

Thank you to Alex at Orion Books for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour and for an ARC of You Can Trust Me. This is my honest and unbiased review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emma Rowley is a writer, ghostwriter and editor with a background in journalism. She is currently a Contributing Editor at Grazia and formerly of the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. A graduate in Classics and English at Oxford University, she trained as a journalist on the prestigious City University course. Emma has spent considerable time in the courts and covering major crime stories. She lives in London.

blog tour, Book reviews, Family drama, Psychlogical thriller

The Heatwave by Kate Riordan – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Under the scorching French sun, a tense homecoming unearths a long-buried family secret in this deliciously propulsive beach read of a mother’s greatest fear brought to life.

Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was manipulative. Elodie is dead.

When Sylvie Durand receives a letter calling her back to her crumbling family home in the South of France, she knows she has to go. In the middle of a sweltering 1990’s summer marked by unusual fires across the countryside, she returns to La Reverie with her youngest daughter Emma in tow, ignoring the deep sense of dread she feels for this place she’s long tried to forget.

As memories of the events that shattered their family a decade earlier threaten to come to the surface, Sylvie struggles to shield Emma from the truth of what really happened all those years ago. In every corner of the house, Sylvie can’t escape the specter of Elodie, her first child. Elodie, born amid the ’68 Paris riots with one blue eye and one brown, and mysteriously dead by fourteen. Elodie, who reminded the small village of one those Manson girls. Elodie who knew exactly how to get what she wanted. As the fires creep towards the villa, it’s clear to Sylvie that something isn’t quite right at La Reverie . . . And there is a much greater threat closer to home.

MY REVIEW 

The Heatwave is a family drama set in the South Of France.

Sylvie has returned to La Reverie with her daughter, Emma. Being back here brings back all the memories of her first daughter, Elodie. 

Elodie had not been an easy child to day the least and there is an ambiguity to how she died. Sylvie is still haunted by events of that time.

This is a story of grief and guilt, with a sultry, claustrophobic feel that really adds to the tension. A thoroughly engrossing read.

Thank you to Ella at Penguin Random House for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an ARC of The Heatwave. This is my honest and unbiased review.