Publisher: Bookouture (1 Sept. 2016)
Format: Kindle version
The Blurb . . .
You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.
It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids.
But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.
When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened in ways they could never have imagined … and then the first anonymous letter arrives, forcing them to question all they know.
Someone is watching.
Someone is waiting.
They will stop at nothing.
Rob and Wendy will do anything to keep their family safe, but their children Georgia, Josh and Evan are teenagers now, with their own hidden lives.
Everyone has secrets, but how can you save your family, if you don’t really know them?
My Thoughts . . .
Having seen lots of my fellow reviewers and bloggers chatting about this book I immediately felt left out of the loop and hopped straight over to Net Galley to see if I could grab a copy and boy am I glad that I did!
We meet the Turner’s who are sat enjoying a nice family afternoon in the garden when their whole lives are turned upside by the arrival of a half dead man at their garden gate. Deciding to help him is their first mistake, and it certainly won’t be their last.
Bale brilliantly builds up the story, adding layer upon layer of mystery so that I literally didn’t know who to trust or where the story was going! I loved the way that Bale told this tale, with each chapter told in the third person, it unfolds at an excellent pace which kept me absolutely glued to my kindle from the first to the last page.
I love it when we have things going on in the book from the start, it’s like Chapter One – BAM! Chapter Two – BAM! and so on, there wasn’t ever anything not happening, and it was great! It is so well written that it never gets confusing.
The Bookouture team have done it again, delivering another fan-flipping-tastic, rollercoaster of a shockingly brilliant thriller. It will actually leave you breathless. I will certainly be looking for other books by Bale, this one was superb!
I’d like to thank the publishers and Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
About the author . . .
Tom Bale has had a variety of jobs including retail assistant, claims negotiator and project manager, but none was as exhausting as the several years he spent as a househusband with two pre-school children. Tom has been writing since the age of seven, and completed his first novel at fifteen. After twenty years and hundreds of rejection slips, his first novel SINS OF THE FATHER was published under his real name, David Harrison. With his next book, SKIN AND BONES, he acquired an agent, a pseudonym and a book deal that enabled him to write full time. He lives in Brighton with his family. Visit his website at http://www.tombale.net, follow him on Facebook, or on Twitter: @t0mbale (zero instead of “o”).