Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Perfect Stranger by Jake Cross – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB  

You let her in. You’ll wish you hadn’t.

Following a whirlwind romance, Rose and Chris’s marriage has been unshakeable for twenty years. But when teenager Katie turns up on their doorstep, blonde, wide-eyed and beautiful, their perfect life threatens to crumble to pieces. Because Katie says she’s Chris’s long-lost daughter, the product of a forgotten summer fling.

The couple is still reeling from shock when Katie tells them she has nowhere to go. The couple is her only hope. Kind-hearted Rose invites Katie to stay, despite Chris’s protests. The poor girl has only just lost her mother – they can’t leave her out on the street.

But soon after Katie moves in, strange things start happening. Someone crashes into a neighbour’s fence. An unexplained fire starts in the couple’s kitchen. And a family friend coming to visit disappears on the way to the house. Chris insists Katie has to go. But it’s Chris who won’t explain where he was at the time their friend went missing… 

The couple’s dream life seems to be turning into a nightmare. With dark secrets about Chris’s history with Katie’s mother coming to light, Rose no longer knows who to trust. Soon, she isn’t sure whether she’s invited a dangerous stranger into her home, or whether she’s been living with one all along…

A chilling thriller that will make you question everything you think you know about your loved ones. Fans of The Woman in the Window, Then She Was Gone and The Perfect Child won’t be able to put this book down.

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MY REVIEW

Chris and Rose have an 18 year old daughter Julia. Life is plodding away nicely, apart from Rose’ rheumatoid arthritis, all is as it should be.

But then a note is put through their door ‘I KNOW WHAT YOU DID TO EVE LEVINE’

Rose thinks it must be something to do with Chris’ work at the hospital….but Chris seems to remember something from his past.

Then, after a mugging, they meet Katie, she says she’s Eve’s daughter…..and Chris is her father! As there had been a fire at Katie’s flat, she comes to stay with them….while they wait for paternity test results to come back.

Strange and violent events start to happen, Julia’s friend is hurt and secrets start to be unearthed …..not everyone is as they initially seemed to be…

This is a compelling psychological thriller with many twists and revelations that keep the sense of menace building from start to the nail biting finish.

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my in honest, unbiased review. 

Buy Links:

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Apple Books:  https://apple.co/2J5UTfx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2XJmICs

Googleplay:  http://bit.ly/30b8iZd

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Jake lives in England and is the author of the standalone thrillers The Family Lie and The Choice, which hit the top 5 in Australia and was a bestseller in the UK and Canada.

 

Author Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakecrossauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeCrossAuthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17625443.Jake_Cross

 

Book reviews, Crime thriller

The Family Lie by Jake Cross – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

You whispered goodnight to your daughter. You didn’t know that would be your last goodbye.

You wake up in the middle of the night.

Your five-year-old daughter is gone.

Your husband is nowhere to be seen.

Your family think he took her.

The police believe he’s guilty.

But he wouldn’t do that, would he?

He’s a loving father. A loving husband. Isn’t he?

An addictive and completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will blow you away. Fans of The Girl on the Train,K.L. Slater and Shalini Boland won’t be able to put down this jaw-dropping novel.

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MY REVIEW

“Hope you’ve got good pictures of Josie in your head. You’ll need them.”

Anna wakes to the sound of white noise….but then realises its rain she can hear……she gets up to check her daughter Josie, but finds her bedroom empty, frantic she searches the house but she’s nowhere to be found, neither is Nick, her husband. She finds the patio door open, blood on the doorstep and she runs outside screaming for Josie.

Coming to her senses she calls the police…..where are Nick and Josie….

With a house full of Detectives and CSI’s they find nothing and begin to wonder if Nick has taken Josie….but then a ransom demand call is received and Anna starts to panic……what has she done to deserve this….?

This is a fast, frantic thriller at times with background details given in between the tension…..plenty to keep you turning the pages, to keep you wondering……just why was Josie taken and will she be found?…a story of secrets and the consequences of our actions on others…the past will come back to haunt you !!! A clever psychological thriller.

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook and this is my honest and unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)

 

Author Bio:

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Jake has been making stuff up from a real early age. His parents never believed his silly lies when he was young, so he still has no idea why he thought he could invent a decent story as an adult. But he kept trying, and here we are. THE CHOICE is his first novel, the first of three thrillers to be published by Bookouture, and he hopes you like it. If you don’t, he at least hopes you don’t ask for a refund.

Author Social Media Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakecrossauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeCrossAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17625443.Jake_Cross

 

Book details
Author:     Jake Cross

Book:                   The Family Lie

Publication Day:  April 23rd 2019

Buy Link:
Amazon: https://geni.us/B07N8VVHGFSocial
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2t41M85
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2D1yls8
Googleplay: http://ow.ly/sLbg30nxGTv