Thursday, February 9, 2023

BLOG TOUR - The Suspect


My family said he killed my mother. They lied…

I was just a little girl, fast asleep in my stroller, the day my mother was killed. I don’t remember anything about the sunny day that turned so dark.

She’d be so happy for me now, twenty years later, with my dream job as a photographer, and I’m sure she’d love my new boyfriend, Gabriel. But all my happiness vanishes in a heartbeat when the man from our past walks towards me, his eyes on me for just a fraction too long.

I recognise his face from the picture in the papers. He killed my mother.

I try to run but he wants me to listen. He says that he is innocent, and that my family have been lying to me for years.

My father and sister tell me to stay away. They remind me that because of him my mother never got to tuck me in at night or ease me through my first heartbreak. Gabriel says he could be dangerous. But when he is found dead, I am shaken to my core. Who needed to keep him quiet?

I won’t feel safe until I find out what he wanted to tell me. But when I find that my father has lied about the past and Gabriel has hidden photos of my mother under his bed, I realise I can’t trust anyone. I want the truth. But if I find it, will my life be in danger?

An absolutely addictive read that will have you racing through the pages and questioning everything you thought you knew about your family. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena


Title:   The Suspect
Author:  Kathryn Croft
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:  Audiobook ARC
No. of Pages:   359
Date of Publication:   February 8, 2023
My Rating:   4 Stars

It has been twenty years since Jess lost her mother to a brutal murder. Only two at the time, Jess has no memories of that devastating loss. Always curious about the loss of her mother, she becomes obsessed about finding out what happened. Her mother was named Lori. One day Jess is approached by a stranger who insists on talking to her so that he can tell her that he was wrongly accused of her mother’s murder. Now Jess really wants to know what happened, once and for all. 

The first person she goes to is her father. After all, wouldn’t he want to know the truth as well? Shockingly, he tells Jess to leave things alone. He is unwilling to discuss things further. Adamant even. This pushes Jess even further. She has so many questions and the more she wants to know, the more she learns. She begins to unravel a web of deceit, lies and secrets. 

This is a dual timeline story. We have Jess now, in the present. But then there is Lori, before her death. There is a story to be told and Kathryn Croft does it perfectly. She pulls the reader into both the story of the present but also the story of the past. The twists were many, and the ending was truly shocking, thus making her The Suspect a well-written, captivating story. I was able to listen to this thrilling book that was smoothly narrated by Tamsin Kennard, making this an even more compelling read. 

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

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Kathryn is the bestselling author of ten psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on the Wall Street Journal's bestsellers list.

Kathryn writes full time and is now hard at work on her next book.

After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband, two children and two crazy cats.

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