Happy hump day all!
Thrilled to be part of the blog tour and share with you today my review for this debut! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and to Rona Halsall for her story!💛
What if trying to protect your child only put them in danger?
Natalie is desperate to find her little boy. It has been more than three years since she saw Harry. Three long years in prison for a crime she knows she didn’t commit.
But her husband believed the police, and took their son.
Who has gone to such great lengths to destroy Natalie’s life? Everyone she once trusted – friends, family, all the people close to her – what secrets do they hide?
If Natalie finds the truth, will she get Harry back, or lose him forever?
A totally gripping psychological thriller – perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, The Girl on the Train and C.L. Taylor.
4 Debut Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a well written and well constructed debut! I think it would be so frustrating to be convicted of a crime that you did not commit… One time I had a bill stolen out of my mailbox and somebody cashed the check… Long story short the bank reimburse me immediately, but my lovely homeowner’s association who did not receive their payment was very hesitant to believe me… and I was so frustrated…. but I was frustrated in the comfort of my own home not in jail like Natalie… and because I’m sure you all want a conclusion to this wonderful story they did eventually believe me, or at least they said they did!
Natalie a new mother working for her husband‘s business is accused and convicted of embezzlement…. A crime Natalie has no recollection of however she has been having some trouble with her memory… Natalie‘s husband Tom chooses to believe the police and is less than supportive…. and while Natalie was incarcerated Tom moves to a different country with their little boy Harry…
My heart broke for Natalie… when she finally gets out of jail her only desire is to find her son…. The book is primarily told from Natalie‘s point of view with alternating timelines of then and now… we also get some narrative from somebody keeping an eye on Natalie, it was a little creepy…. Learning about Natalie’s time in jail was interesting, however it was a little reminiscent of another book that came out recently… I really rooted for Natalie in this book and wanted her to reconnect with her little boy…. and even though the outcome was a little predictable I really enjoyed watching things unfold….
Recommend this well done debut and I’m looking forward to see what is next for Rona Halsall …
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
Rona’s debut psychological thriller, Keep You Safe is out on 17th August and her second novel will be out in November 2018.
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!
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