I am delighted to share my review with you today on blog tour for Lethal Ties by Helen Christmas which is out now
A haunting vision. A spine-chilling nightmare. A missing boy.
When Joe, Maisie and Sam met in a residential children’s home, they pledged to look out for each other; three friends who were inseparable until the night Sam went missing…
Twenty years later, Maisie suffers flashbacks, unable to understand what lies at the root of her recurring nightmares. Shocked to find Joe, homeless on Bognor seafront, she helps him turn his life around, but it doesn’t seem long before their past comes back to haunt them.
What really went on at Orchard Grange all those years ago?
Where did Sam go?
Only he can provide the answers but they need to find him.
Within weeks of Maisie and Joe being reunited, however, an eerie presence disrupts their world. A mysterious black car is tailing them; a campaign of online abuse makes Joe wonder if his enemies are still around. He has never forgotten Mr Mortimer from the children’s home, until a shocking attempt on his life launches a police investigation.
Lethal Ties is a tense psychological thriller, an untangling of secrets with an utterly chilling twist.
Lethal Ties is the authors latest read and very different to her previous books. But very, very good!
Once again I was held captive from start to finish. I love the authors style of writing with strong characters who you really get to know. With a rather uncomfortable plot when we meet Maisie and Joe and follow a story that talks about child abuse when they piece together a puzzle of their past from 20 years ago where they met in a residential children’s home.
Wow what an amazing book this is! It is a totally chilling read with so many twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it all worked out the author would throw in another twist giving me plenty of OMG moments.
Be prepared not to get anything done once you start this, I simply couldn’t put it down…..Absolutely brilliant story telling to say the least. Read it for yourself and you will see what I mean. Leathal Ties is a must read for psychological thriller fans. It is jam packed with tension and will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat. I cannot recommend it enough.
Massive thank you to Rachel for the blog tour invite and to the author for a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own and not biased in anyway.
Author Bio –
I’ve had a passion for writing since childhood and wrote my first full length novel in 2011. This grew into a five-book mystery thriller series (Same Face Different Place). I love networking with other authors and the highlight of my writing journey was in 2015 when I was selected as a winner in a short story competition “Write Across Sussex,” judged by Kate Mosse and Peter Lovesey. I love where we live and with a passion for walking and photography, found the inspiration to base my novel in West Sussex.
I am active on social media and have written various articles about my characters on my blog. The underlying premise of ‘Lethal Ties’ is to raise awareness of mental health problems and promote a better understanding of conditions such as Asperger’s.
‘Lethal Ties’ is my first standalone psychological thriller and set in my local town, Bognor Regis.
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