It’s my stop on the blog tour for Rona Halsall’s latest psychological thriller, Love You Gone today and I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you.
First, here’s the blurb …
‘Hello? Police? My husband and our children… they’re gone.’
When Mel arrives at the holiday cottage in the Lake District, she expects to find the heating on and her husband Luke and the two children waiting for her. Maybe a bottle of wine open…
Instead, there is just a note on the side, saying they’ve gone out for a walk.
But they aren’t back several hours later, and Mel knows something is wrong. Really wrong. When a search doesn’t find them, she has to confess to the police that her marriage isn’t all that it seems.
Even if that risks her own secrets being revealed…
My thoughts …
Love You Gone is fantastic.
When Mel arrives at the holiday cottage she and her husband have booked for the week, she finds it empty.
Luke and their two children aren’t there, and as the evening wears on, she notices things that make it clear they haven’t been there for hours prompting her to call the police.
Thinking they’ll be found in a local pub having gotten lost on a walk in the forest, Mel has no idea that her life is about to crumble around her.
Halsall throws us straight in the deep end with this one and I was hooked from the off, with the first chapter setting my mind on a certain track and I had no idea where it would take me.
Well, what a journey it ended up being.
Told in the past and present, Halsall builds up an intriguing tale of a loving mother and devoted wife but all is not as it seems.
Love You Gone is one of those books where to talk about the plot too much will give too much away but please trust me when I say it’s worth the read.
Halsall has weaved a wonderful web of deceit and it knocked my socks off! There were some seriously jaw-dropping moments, and I shouted at my Kindle so loud I woke my hubby up!
Her characters are well-thought-out and they each bring something to the table, but again, I can’t say too much about that as it will give the game away! ARGH!
Twisted and thrilling, Love You Gone is sure to be a favourite among those who love a good psychological thriller. It is full of mystery and steeped with an intensity that doesn’t let up.
I can’t wait for her next one!
Huge thanks to the team at Bookouture for my spot on the tour. If you like the sound of this one, go and grab your copy now!
About the author …
Rona’s debut psychological thriller, Keep You Safe came out on 17th August and her second novel, Love You Gone is out now.
Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she’s actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true.
She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because… well, you can’t be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.
She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!
Social Media Links:
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