I hate reviews that are full of spoilers. I mean, why bother reading the book if I already know what’s going to happen… That is why my reviews are spoiler free.
If you enjoy thrillers, then check out my review for Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams
After being made redundant from a seemingly secure job Jolene Carr takes a two week break in the sun. On the first day she meets Raquel, another hotel guest. Little does she realise how this apparently innocent acquaintance will lead to terrible and lasting consequences. After a frightening incident she hits a conspiracy of silence from the locals and over the rest of the holiday she feels herself slipping into a vortex of fear. Back home, the nightmare continues and she realises that Raquel is stalking her. Her hippie mother and her partner Mark tell her she is imagining it all. All certainties, even about relationships, become fluid and treacherous as her past begins to unravel. If it wasn’t for Rob, her ex-lover who Jolene thinks has his own agenda, she would be left to cope on her own.
How much fear and betrayal can one person take?
What I Thought:
We first meet Jo (Jolene Carr), the main character, as she begins her vacation – alone – in Sri Lanka. The author did a wonderful job introducing Jo and setting the scene – from the drops of water slowly dripping from the ceiling, the smell of musty tropical air, to the phone call (no answer but Jo can hear the caller breathing)… Perfect.
As the story unfolds, we witness Jo’s paranoia and at times, we wonder if her imagination is getting out of hand. The author sprinkles the story with little hints about what is coming while steadily building tension. This is where she shined.
The characters are well-developed, each having their own voice.
The author tells a riveting story which captured my imagination. There were times my heart was literally pounding!
Amanda Sington-Williams is a gifted writer. She shares a tale of psychological suspense that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**