Friday, 8 January 2016
Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon
Thanks to Corvus Books and the author Holly Seddon, I was delighted to receive a copy of this in exchange for an honest review........
You won't be able to put it down. Just remember to breathe.
Alex is a journalist who cuts herself off from everything and everyone but her one true love - drink, which is a constant battle with her demons but when she is forced to write a piece about a coma ward she meets a face from her past, Amy. Amy was fifteen when she was savagely attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found but since then, she has drifted into a lonely, timeless place. She's as good as dead, but even her doctors are not sure how much she understands. As Alex begins to investigate the attack to uncover the truth and find out what happened on that fateful day, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma.........
This book is brilliant, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end. This story is told in a dual time narrative ~ back to 1995 when the attack happened and in the present day of 2010 and it slowly weaves a web with a mystery element of what actually happened to Amy on that fateful afternoon. I thought that I'd worked out who the attacker was halfway through it but I was completely wrong and as it was getting towards the end I could feel my heart beating quickly and I almost forgot to breath so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. This is Holly Seddon's debut novel. I didn't like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. Try Not to Breathe has been compared to last year's hit The Girl On The Train but seeing as I haven't read that one (just yet) I can't really compare but this was a highly addictive and a MUST read for all fans of Psychological Thrillers. I'm really looking forward to Holly Seddon's new novel which will hopefully be sometime this year (no pressure Holly).
Try Not To Breathe was published on the 7th January and is available on Kindle for £3.99 at the time of publication of this review and from all good bookstores.