Final day of the blog tour and I am delighted to be one of the bloggers closing the tour today. Big thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite. Here is my review:
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?
What does TWG think?
For a debut novel, ‘Keep You Safe’ is quite an impressive read. Natalie hasn’t seen her little boy since he was a baby, the very night the police came and arrested her in relation to the loss of a large sum of money. With no-one left in her corner to support her, Natalie leaves prison with only one thing on her mind – to find her boy. But, seeing as her husband is no longer fulfilling the ‘until death do us part’ line from his wedding vows, Natalie has to think outside of the box to try and get reunited with her son. However, someone is determined to make Natalie’s life a misery; who, and why?
‘Keep You Safe’ alternates between the past and the present, using Natalie’s voice to tell her story both before she was arrested, and afterwards. Like I said at the start, I was impressed by the book as I felt that the author did a brilliant job at sowing seeds of doubt, paranoia, and everything in-between. However, I did feel as though the storyline was awfully predictable which meant that I reached the climax long before the story had ended. Don’t get me wrong, I was still able to appreciate the intensity which lasted until the very last page, and I definitely appreciated the fact that the author incorporated both likeable and unlikeable characters into her storyline to keep things even more interesting.
Rona Halsall clearly knows what she is doing when it comes to writing, and for that reason alone I am very excited to see what the author brings out next.
A very promising, intense novel which, despite having the element of predictability, still left me looking over my shoulder with goosebumps all over my arms.
About the author.
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!
Social Media Links:
To find out more about Rona’s novels, go to www.facebook.com/RonaHalsallAuthor or follow @RonaHalsallAuth on Twitter.