Monday, October 26, 2015
From Sophie McKenzie, best-selling and award-winning author of Girl, Missing and Sister, Missing
On a quiet, sunny Sunday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's apartment for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous and loving, not depressed. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy's sister, Kara, eighteen years ago.
Desperate to understand the tragedies of her past and hold her unraveling life together, Livy throws herself into the search for Kara and Julia's killer, who she now believes is someone close to her family. But if that is true, can she still trust anyone? Damien, the man Julia was secretly dating? Leo, her husband's boss and a close family friend? His son Paul, her husband's best mate since college? Or even Will, her own dear husband, who has betrayed her perhaps one time too many?
And when Livy finally faces her sister's killer, and he traps her with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: is she strong enough to trust herself?
Get lost in the dark, gripping pages of You Can Trust Me.
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Published by: St. Martin's Press
Author: Sophie McKenzie
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Author's Page: Sophie McKenzie
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sophie's first crime fiction novel for adults - psychological thriller Close My Eyes - was published in 2013. Her second, You Can Trust Me, comes out in April 2015.
Sophie made her name as an award-winning writer for children and teens in the UK and her teen thriller In a Split Second is published in March 2015, with sequel Every Second Counts following on soon...
Based in London, England, Sophie has also written a number of award-winning books for children and teens in the UK, including two YA romance series and teen thrillers including Girl, Missing, Blood Ties and the Medusa Project series.
THE BOOKISH DAME REVIEWS:
Sophie McKenzie is one of those authors who will have you guessing to the very end! This is a fine novel of suspense and terror. The thrills keep up on every page as we try to figure out who would kill her protagonist's best friend, and her sister many years before.
One of the great things employed in Ms McKenzie's writing are the journal entries spread throughout the book of the psychopathic killer as he documents the murders of his victims. They give subtle hints as to his identity, teasing us, but never really giving away who he is. Loved her development of the twisted mind. Creepy and egging us on to the conclusion!
I had a hard time putting together the pieces until nearly the end, and even then I was surprised.
This is a very well-written thriller with characters who are beautifully filled out and believable. It was difficult to put the book down since the chapters moved along quickly and the anticipation built so strongly.
I loved the book, thoroughly enjoyed the read, and hope to find myself engrossed in another of Sophie McKenzie's books very soon. She's a fabulous writer!
Deborah, The Bookish Dame