Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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The Suspects by Katharine Johnson - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway



The Suspects by Katharine Johnson

Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller
Bristol, 1988. Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.
After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it's clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies. But can they trust each other? 
"The hugely talented Katharine Johnson has, again delivered a tense thriller! This is a compelling novel - up there with Erin Kelly and Sophie Hannah."
Val Penny, author of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries.
“Gripping and frighteningly realistic. The twists and turns kept me guessing to the very end.”
Jo Fenton, author of The Brotherhood.
Purchase Links:
US -  https://www.amazon.com/Suspects-Katharine-Johnson-ebook/dp/B07PRCJ785

My Review 
 The Suspects is a fascinating look into the lives of five roommates who discover a body in their basement after a party. Their reaction to it sets of the chain of events that will have readers on the edge of their seats, anxiously anticipating what might happen next. It's an intense thrill-ride that will keep readers on their toes. How did this person die? When and why? How did this person end up in their basement? And the all important question: who did it?
I found the story to be really engaging and exciting. It did start off a little slow, but it picked up quickly enough, and I found myself eagerly flipping pages, wondering if the roommates would get caught, if they'd solve the mystery before the police did, and what would happen when the killer was revealed. 
I have to admit, I did not see that ending coming. It was definitely a nice twist, and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of it all. When everything came together, I was surprised and intrigued. 
It's a well-written mystery that I think fans of the genre will enjoy. 
4.5 stars from me.

About the author:
Katharine Johnson was born in Bristol and now lives in Berkshire. She’s worked as a journalist on lots of magazines and has written a history book about Windsor. When not writing you’ll usually find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, restoring a house in Italy, walking her spaniel or playing netball (although not usually at the same time.)
www.crookedcatbooks.com @crookedcatbooks


Giveaway to Win copies of The Suspects and The Silence (Open International)
1st Prize - signed paperback of The Suspects
2nd Prize audiobook of The Silence – any region
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