Happy publication day, Vikki Patis! It gives me great pleasure to kick off the blog tour today with a review of Vikki’s new book, ‘The Girl Across the Street’. Many thanks to Bookouture for the tour invite and ARC.
You’re hiding a secret that only she can see.
Her name is Beth. She came into my life when I needed her the most. We lead very different lives, but she’s the only person who understands me.
She was the only other witness to the terrible accident on the street between our homes. The only person who saw the cracks in my perfect life before I had the chance to cover them up.
It’s been so long since I’ve had a friend. Someone to talk to, to listen to, to laugh and dream with.
Beth would never do anything to hurt me.
She only wants what’s best for me, for my marriage.
What does TWG think?
How did they…
Why did she….
Where did the…
This book!!!!!!! I’m not usually one to struggle with typing my thoughts, but I can’t help but be lost for words!
Isla doesn’t have it easy. Hell, Beth doesn’t have it easy, which is probably why they end up getting on so well. I mean, honesty is the best policy when it comes to carving new friendships, right?
You would have thought so!
My jaw literally hit the floor when I reached the end of the book. I nearly found myself recreating Eastenders actors with their tendency to go ‘omg NOOOOOOOO!!!!!’, but at least I knew I would be genuine! I couldn’t believe how the book concluded, nor could I quite believe just how the storyline got there.
In case you’re wondering – I am not meaning this in a bad way at all, quite the opposite in fact! I thought it was absolutely brilliant! The emotionally twisted elements to the story were cleverly written and left me questioning everything. As for the characters, well, there are several which could easily win awards for being the most cactus type characters ever….naming no names, obviously, yet I couldn’t help but be gripped by their dislikable personalities. Perhaps I couldn’t wait to see karma come back and bite them on their backsides, maybe that’s why I was on the edge of my seat watching their every move!
Vikki Patis has written one hell of a psychological rollercoaster ride of a novel. I was hooked and left wanting more – a surefire BELTER of a read!
About the author.
Vikki Patis is an author and blogger, as well as an avid reader and book reviewer. When she isn’t working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager, she can usually be found drinking tea, baking cakes, or taking walks in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner and two cats.
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