Fractured Winter by Alison Baillie #BlogTour #Review

I am super excited to share my 5 star review for A Fractured Winter by Alison Baillie on Blog Tour today which is out now

The Book

A missing girl.
Threatening notes.
Sinister strangers.
Olivia’s idyllic family life in a Swiss mountain village is falling apart. She thought she’d managed to escape the past, but it’s coming back to haunt her. 
Has somebody discovered her secret – why she had to leave Scotland more than ten years ago?
What is her connection to Marie, a lonely schoolgirl in a Yorkshire seaside town, and Lucy, a student at a Scottish university?
A story of the shadows of the past, the uncertainties of the present and how you can never really know anybody.

My Thoughts

Oh my giddy aunt what a beautiful written well crafted story it was certainly worth the wait! I loved Alison’s debut novel Sewing The Shadows Together but this story takes a whole new dimension which has totally blown me away.

I am sitting here struggling to put my thoughts into words has I don’t want to give to much away. But being a massive fan of psychological thrillers and this one is truly amazing. It will eat you up inside until the very last page. There is nothing not to like and will have you guessing until the end. 

Set mainly in Switzerland we follow an atmospheric read about secret’s,drama  and some very emotional scenes.when we meet Olivia and follow one incredible intense story with stunning descriptions that will make you feel right there in the story. Each chapter leaves you wanting more has the story alternates back to what happened weaving a story about the past and present giving us brilliant character buildup and  tension. Leaving me dying to know what the connection is with the missing girl and the threatening notes.

This is one very engaging and gripping read that I highly recommend Giving it 5 well deserved stars.


Alison was brought up in the Yorkshire Dales by Scottish parents. She studied English at the University of St Andrews, before teaching English in Edinburgh secondary schools and EFL in Finland and Switzerland, where she now lives. She spends her time reading, writing, travelling, playing with her grandchildren and attending crime writing festivals.

A Fractured Winter is available at

You can contact her through her website: or follow her on Facebook or Twitter @alisonbailliex

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