Thursday, June 16, 2022

BLOG TOUR - The Boyfriend


He went missing when you were sixteen. Was it all your fault?

Trembling with shock, Jodie picks up the old T-shirt. She hasn’t seen it for twenty years. Her boyfriend had been wearing it – her Ben – the day he went missing. The last time anyone saw him alive.

After her dad’s funeral, all 
Jodie wants is toclear out her childhood home as quickly as possible and get back to life with her son. But a terrifying discovery changes everything she knew about her kind, loving father.

Her boyfriend 
Ben went missing when they were just teenagers. His parents still stare out the window desperately waiting for him tocome home. So how did the T-shirt he was wearing when Jodie saw him walk away from their last date end up in her father’s attic?

The search for answers leads Jodie to an old family friend who knows 
all her father’s secrets. She can’t shake his questions about her older brother, and the real reason their dad left everything to Jodie, not him. But when a stranger begins to follow her around their little town, and a deadly fire breaks out in her home, it’s clear someone will do anything to stop Jodie finding the truth about Ben's disappearance. Has Jodie unknowingly put her own son in terrible danger?

An absolutely addictive psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist, about how even the people we love can hide thedarkest secrets. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the TrainI Am Watching You and Shari Lapena.


Title:   The Boyfriend 
Author:  Kerry Wilkinson 
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre: Psychological Thriller   
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   302
Date of Publication:   June 16, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars

While Jodie is going through her father’s things after he passed away, she is shocked to discover a T-shirt that belonged to her boyfriend Ben of twenty years ago. Their last parting is forever imprinted on her brain which makes it easy for her to recognize that T-shirt.  But, as Ben was tragically murdered, Jodie can’t help but wonder why her father had that T-shirt. 

Her father was every man to every person. Beloved and respected. Now Jodie has to wonder about him so she looks for answers. Meanwhile, Jodie is dealing with another conflict. Her father left everything to her, but nothing to her brother. Then, there is someone following Jodie about town. Could the person charged with Ben’s murder be innocent, and was her father involved in any way? While looking for answers, Jodie is also struggling with the tentative relationship she has with her son Owen. With these things doing on, will Jodie be able to find the answers she seeks? 

In this character-driven story, readers are given privy to Jodie - her feelings, her concerns, and her motives. The Boyfriend is a compelling story, with shocking twists and a heartbreaking ending. Kerry Wilkinson has written another stellar book for his fans to devour. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.

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