#Blogtour #Review: Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan @ClaireAllan @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K #HerNameWasRose #Thriller
Release date - 28th June 2018
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Avon Books UK
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sabah from Avon Books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.
When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.
And then she makes a decision she can never take back.
Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?
But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.
I was always a fan of Claire Allan's contemporary fiction and romance novels so when I heard that she was penning a thriller I have to say I was intrigued and a little scared - what if an author that I loved jumped into another genre that I love and I didn't like it? But from the very first page of HER NAME WAS ROSE I knew that Claire Allan had written an absolute corker and as I stayed up most of the night to find out how this gripping story would end, I can say with 100% certainty that this is her best book yet.
Emily lives a complicated and anxious life ever since her relationship with her abusive ex-partner broke down and she lost herself in so many ways. While travelling home, Emily allows a beautiful woman and her little boy to walk in front of her and she witnesses a horrific accident as this woman is mowed down by a car that races away from the scene. Like so many things in her life, Emily cannot help but wonder if it should have been her and becomes a little obsessed with the dead woman, Rose, as she stalks her and her bereaved family online. Emily wishes that someone, anyone, loved her the way Rose was obviously loved. And when Rose's job becomes available, Emily doesn't see anything wrong with applying, and when she meets Rose's husband and their little boy who was thankfully spared that day, Emily cannot help but dream about what could happen one day.
But what if Rose's death wasn't an accident? What if someone wanted her dead? What if the perfect life that Emily dreams of isn't exactly what it seems? Or what if Emily was the intended victim all along?
Compelling, brimming with tension, and bursting with freshness, HER NAME WAS ROSE by Claire Allan is a psychological thriller that will blow your socks off. Emily is not always a reliable character and while you feel sorry for her and all that she has gone through, you also feel a little wary of trusting her too much, and the other characters in this story all come alive and engage with the reader perfectly. There is never a dull moment in this story which is honestly why I sat up into the wee hours to finish it - I needed to know how it would end and what an absolute blinder for an ending!
Claire Allan has a wonderful talent of instantly connecting with her readers through her settings, characters, descriptions, and drama and I cannot wait to read more thrillers from one of the most talented authors that Ireland has to offer.
Claire Allan is an Irish author who has previously written women’s fiction. A former journalist, this is her first psychological thriller.
For more information:
Website - www.claireallan.com
Twitter - twitter.com/ClaireAllan
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ClaireAllanAuthor/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/claireallan_author/
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