Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.
Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.
The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.
Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming…
Visions is the second book in Same Face Different Place series after reading the first book Beginnings and loving it I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
Following on from Beginnings we are transported into the 1980’s (which is my favourite decade). Where we catch up with the main character Eleanor. The prologue starts off in 1986 setting the scene for what’s to come. There are plenty of references to the 80’s making me actually feel like I was there.
So the story more or less carry’s on from where we left off with the first book set in the 70’s.But for those of you who haven’t read book one this can easily be read has a standalone the author gives plenty of references in this story about what happened before.
I love the author’s writing she style she certainly knows how to make the characters jump out the pages. Full of people that you will love and hate but Eleanor is one of those characters that you cannot help but love.
For me I found this a slow burner to begin with, but then the story soon picks up speed and takes a turn that I wasn’t expecting where I found myself well and truly hooked. The author has done a brilliant job of building up tension making this another gripping read.
This is a series not to be missed which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars.
Author Bio –
Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011 and published her debut novel, ‘Beginnings’ in 2012. Visions was the second book of the series and published in 2013; a suspense novel which explores British culture and social history in the 80s as well as the most evil traits people are capable of. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provided endless inspiration for Visions, along with some very special places in Sussex that she loves. Writing is something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter. They enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a beautiful white cat, though Helen confesses to have dreamed up many of her storylines, whilst walking Barney around the nearby beach and park.
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