Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTour Blog Tour for The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North.
- Ebook: 14th March 2019 | Transworld Digital
- Paperback: 27th June 2019 | Corgi
About The Book
“After the sudden death of her husband, Tess is drowning in grief. All she has left is her son, Jamie, and she’ll do anything to protect him – but she’s struggling to cope. When grief counsellor Shelley knocks on their door, everything changes. Shelley is beautiful, confident and takes control when Tess can’t bear to face the outside world. She is the perfect friend to Tess and Jamie, but when Jamie’s behaviour starts to change, and Tess starts to forget things, she begins to suspect that Shelley might not be the answer to their problems after all. When questions arise over her husband’s death and strange things start to happen, Tess begins to suspect that Shelley may have an ulterior motive. Tess knows she must do everything she can to keep Jamie safe – but who can she trust?”
About The Author
Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation.
Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside.
Readers can follow Lauren on Twitter @Lauren_C _North
What I Thought
I really enjoyed this, I read 48 pages to begin with then the next day I read the rest of it in one sitting! Short chapters are great for keeping me hooked because I can’t walk away without knowing what happens next.
It’s a bit of a slow burner but the pay off is worth it. I had a feeling all along that their was something more at play through the whole book but the penny didn’t drop until the last 50 pages which is just fantastic as it was a real OH moment. When you figure something out too early it can put you off but the way this story is laid out it gave nothing away, just left you with an unnerving suspicion that something was inherently wrong. I’m deliberately giving nothing away, not a bit, because it’s one you need to read yourself. It’s a journey through grief, suspicion and questioning oneself. Who can Tess trust anymore?
A great read that you will quickly be hooked on and before you know it you’ll have it finished!
Many thanks again to Anne for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.