Welcome back to another week on Book Tour. Just to let you know I seem to be reading books a little quicker now and I don’t know if that’s because the books I’m reading are shorter or because I’ve gotten a new job I actually get more reading time. So you may see some extra reviews go up on Fridays if I’m reading 2 books a week. I will have to see how I go!

So I want to start off this review at the end of the book momentarily, but it is for good reason. It’s so I can say: nooooo!!!! I turned the page to get closer to closing off the book and was left with the book abruptly ending RIGHT as it was getting really interesting!!! WHY?!?!?!?!?! Now I’ve gota wait until the next book to find out what they said!

As frustrating as I find that it’s one hell of a way to ensure people come back and buy the second book. And I’m sure you will want to because I totally got suckered in with this one. It slowly builds up the tension then seems to release it, only to build it up to breaking point and when you think everything is all good all of a sudden things don’t make sense anymore!

I don’t know if this is because one of the characters has split personalities, or whether Karen didn’t realise (and I’m not comparing exact words, just my memory of the wording) that at one stage of the book they were thinking and saying one set of thoughts and feelings only to have that completely contradicted at the end of the book. I honestly don’t know, but it really added to the suspense levels and my brain going “what the hell is going on?!”

Anyway I should probably tell you a little about it! We have 3 characters that this book follows and it’s not really an even spread as to who you’re following. It’s more of a who does it make sense to follow at this point of the book? We start off following Lucy as she’s painting her house on a public holiday and she gets a call for a new client to get a massage.

Giles is the only guy that we follow and the book pretty much rotates around him. He’s at the centre of everything and it’s his character that I felt had those conflicts. Some of the conflicts made sense but some of them didn’t.

The final character we follow is Paula. Paula is Lucy’s best friend and an ex-homicide detective. And it’s this that brings her into the story and what forces the story to evolve, change and grow throughout the book. I honestly believe without Paula being the unfortunate third wheel this book would be just another typical romance novel. So having her in the mix throws that out the window and gives us the suspense and craziness that hooks you in.

I feel like I can’t really say much else about the book without ruining it for you. With the suspense novels you really need to read the build up and what exactly causes it to really get the full impact. General romance novels you can typically say a little bit about it since they all follow the same framework but I feel like with this style you need to discover each little fact and contemplate it yourself to really enjoy it.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks review. I will see you next week with “All Wrapped Up” by Sun Chara. Don’t forget to keep reading to find out about Karen!

Karen Botha was born in Lincolnshire, England where her father was in the Royal Air Force. As a young girl she always had a passion for reading and writing, studying English Language before University.

Working most of her adult life in digital marketing didn’t leave her much time to pursue her passion for stories. But, at the age of 36 she retrained as a reflexologist and started working for herself. This helped her free up more than enough time to enjoy a re-found passion; writing.

Her first novel was inspired by the true lift experiences of her clients. But don’t believe everything you read, she has more than enough imagination to catch you out with twist and turns galore.

She enjoys romance, travelling and motor sport, which also provide her inspiration for her books.

She currently lives in London with her husband and rescue dog, Shadow.

If you’d like to get in touch with Karen or check out what she’s up to make sure you check out her website and social media pages:

Webpage: www.karenbotha.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenBothaNovel

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Don’t forget to check out the other review’s on Chasing Ghosts and you can see who’s writing reviews below:

December 3, 2018

Naked Truths – Karen Botha

A gripping story that had me grasping at straws literally until the last word! Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 26, 2018

Daisy – Karen Botha

A love story of two reluctant people on two sides of the same coin. Can they find a way to meet without compromising their values? Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 19, 2018

The Merest Loss – Steven Neil

Not your typical romance or mystery type story but quite intricate and intriguing none the less. Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 12, 2018

Vanilla Extract – Louisa Berry

An erotic exploration of a woman coming to her sexual prime and discovering what she does and doesn't like. Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 8, 2018

Chasing Ghosts – Madalyn Morgan

A gripping love story that spans 3 countries, multiple intelligence agencies and involves a lot of subterfuge. Who will win this battle of wits? Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 4, 2018

The Warrior’s Bride Prize – Jenni Fletcher

My first Roman novel and I loved it! Although that might have to do with being able to nest in bed to read this one. Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 1, 2018

The Makings of a Lady – Catherine Tinley

A gripping regency romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. Will the lucky couple survive all the trials to get to each other? Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 21, 2018

The Guardian

The stoic bad guy who is kind of a good guy being tempted by a feisty mute were-jackal who only wants to save her dad. Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 10, 2018

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine World’s – Columbkill Noonan

An interesting read about the viking gods and a crime that must be solved. Click, read, like, comment and share!