Saturday, 8 August 2015
How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst
Thanks to Headline and Elizabeth Masters I recieved a copy of this in exchange for an honest review..........
The story opens where we meet Emma Cartwright, 3 years ago she was Susan Webster, she murdered her twelve-week-old son Dylan and is now a child killer. Susan was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for her crime, and four weeks ago she was released early on parole with her new identity, address and a chance to rebuild her life that's been destroyed.
Apart from the authorities and her best friend Cassy who was a fellow inmate she befriended but has now also been released, nobody else was supposed to know where Susan was living. However, one morning whilst alone in her new home, an envelope is pushed through her door; it contains a photograph of a young boy and written on the back was “Dylan – January 2013”. Now Susan starts to question everything she has believed, she has no memory of the event, but Dylan is dead, she killed him, didn't she!?
Jenny Blackhurst has written a very clever debut thriller. Throughout the story there are separate chapters of the present and the past, going back in time to 1987 about a group of boys who meet at school and who are follow through to university. I did have my suspicions about certain people but I was completely wrong with the outcome. Family secrets and a web of lies kept me gripped and I couldn't get to the end quick enough. I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint and would recommend it. I look forward to reading more work from Jenny Blackhurst and hopefully it won't be too long until I do.
How I Lost You is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores. It is only 99p on Kindle and the time of the publication of this review.