Release date - 28th March 2017
Book length - 264 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Undercurrent
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An unmissable new psychological thriller
Phoebe and her disabled husband, Martyn, move into a new house in a village on the edge of County Durham. They plan to lead a quiet existence, a set up that suits them both.
Then Anna, who lives over the road and is bored of spending her days alone, seeks friendship with Phoebe and events take a dark turn.
Phoebe has secrets and is haunted by her past and Anna’s arrival in her life may prove to be the catalyst for her undoing.
What is Phoebe hiding and why are she and her husband so reclusive?
When Anna gets caught in a storm and is rescued by Phoebe the truth becomes apparent and Anna is thrown into danger.
Is there a difference between madness and evil?
Some friendships can be murder.
Some friendships can be murder.
From the very first sentence, this novel throws you into the action where the danger and fear are palpable. Phoebe is hoping that moving to the small idyllic village of Cogglestone with her disabled husband, Martyn, will mark a fresh start in their lives and that their turbulent past may be left behind them. Acting as Martyn's carer and dealing with his moods, Phoebe understands that her life will never be simple, but she hopes for some peace and solitude from the memories that haunt them both. Anna is excited when she realises that the new neighbours are around the same age as herself, and although Phoebe seems aloof and rude at times, Anne hopes that they can become close friends. Anna, who is a little lonely as her family seem to need her less and less, wants to help this fragile woman who seems to be carrying the world on her shoulders, and continues to offer friendship at every turn. But what does she really know about the couple who live across the road? And does she really want to find out the truth?
UNDERCURRENT by J.A. Baker is a chillingly gripping read that had me second-guessing myself ten times throughout. From the haunting throwbacks to the past, to the tense and suffocating atmosphere in the present, this harrowing tale sweeps easily and effortlessly from start to finish, like the ominous river that twists and turns in the background of this quiet village. UNDERCURRENT by J.A. Baker is a must-read for psychological crime fiction fans, and will make you view your neighbours in a whole new light!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++
J.A. baker was born and brought up in Middlesbrough and has a love of local history and genealogy. She is married to Richard, has four grown up children, a grandson and an over excitable dog called Theo who is definitely the master of the house and licks to death anyone who is brave enough to enter.
She works full time in a local primary school as a Teaching Assistant. After gaining an MA in Education & Applied Linguistics with the Open University, she found herself with what is laughingly called spare time and embarked on doing something she always wanted to do - write a novel.
Four years ago she moved house to a village in County Durham and decided to use the area as inspiration for her novel Undercurrent. Her house backs onto the river and has a public footpath run past the end of the garden. Therein the similarity ends!
She enjoys reading many genres of books but thrive on being scared. She is an addict of thrillers, suspense stories and anything that keeps her awake at night yet ironically is frightened of the dark.
For more information:
Website - www.jabakerauthor.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/thewriterjude
Facebook - www.facebook.com/thewriterjude
*I want to thank Helen Claire from Bloodhound Books and the author J.A. Baker for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book, and take part in this blog tour!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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