#Blogtour #Review: The Invitation by A.M. Castle @AliceMCastle @HQStories #TheInvitation #psychologicalthriller #thriller
Release date - 26th March 2021
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - HQ Digital
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank HQ Stories for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Thirteen guests. One killer. No escape.
On an island on the coast of Cornwall, cut off from the mainland by the tides for most of the day, thirteen old friends meet at Tregowan Castle for a weekend of revelry.
By the next evening only twelve are still alive.
Amongst them is a killer – but who? As a storm traps them on the island and past betrayals and grievances are revealed, nerves fray and friendships begin to fracture.
But with no escape and no way of calling for help it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. And when everyone is keeping secrets, anybody could be the next victim…
As soon as I heard the premise of this novel, I knew that it was something that I wanted to read - thirteen people trapped on an island at a party that should be about friendship and family, but is secretly brimming with secrets and betrayal - it sounds gripping, right? Well, it is gripping and a little bit more added on top for good measure.
Rachel has always breezed her way through life, doing what she pleased without having to think of the consequences of her actions, but that seems to be synonymous with extreme wealth and privilege. When Rachel invites three of her oldest friends and their families to visit her new home, Tregowan Castle, on its own island, they are unsure what is Rachel's motive behind the invitation. After all, they didn't get invited to her wedding to the much older, Ross Tregowan. But a need to reconnect with Rachel, their families, and a bit of good old-fashioned nosiness soon sees them arriving at the imposing castle, and it isn't long before Rachel is dropping secrets from the past in front of all the wrong people. Because while they may be friends and family there are so many betrayals brimming under the surface, and Rachel is determined to make it all come to light. But when someone is murdered at the dinner party, they will all wonder just who can they actually trust? And when the killer needs to kill again, they are all in danger.
A compelling plotline with an excellent setting, THE INVITATION by A.M. Castle is the kind of book that you don't want to put down. The secrets are scandalising and very unusual in some ways, and I love a murder mystery where everyone has a motive and you want to try and figure out the truth before you come upon it and while I had my suspicions, I can happily admit that I was wrong!
THE INVITATION by A.M. Castle is an enjoyable read that is sure to please murder mystery fans everywhere.
Before turning to crime, A.M. Castle had a long career as a feature writer on national newspapers including the Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. She grew up in south London and, after a stint in Brussels, she is back where she belongs. As well as writing psychological thrillers, she also writes cosy mysteries as Alice Castle.
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