Anything For Her by Jack Jordan *Blog Tour*

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Anything for Her by Jack Jordan! 😊 I actually read this a while back so I’m basically just reposting my review. I want to take a minute to say how amazing is the new cover!!!!! 😍 It is utter perfection when you have read the book, and I’m thrilled that I get to be a part of this tour! Incidentally, you can catch up/follow the tour at all of these brilliant blogs below too so don’t miss out! 😉

And without further ado, here’s my review from 2015’s archives 😊

 

About the book: (via Amazon)

Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you.

Louise Leighton’s life has fallen apart, all because of one fateful night. Her husband is an adulterer, her sister is his mistress, and soon, Louise will lose everything she owns. But she never imagined she would lose her daughter.
Eighteen-year-old Brooke Leighton is missing. It’s up to Louise and the Metropolitan Police to find her. Has Brooke run away? Or has she been taken against her will? And can Louise aid the investigation without mentioning the night where all of her troubles began?
If she mentions that night, she will incriminate her daughter for heinous crimes. But if she doesn’t, she may never find Brooke; and if she has been abducted, the person who took her may come for Louise, too.
Sometimes the past comes back to kill you.
My thoughts:

I started this last night and managed to read almost half of it before I succumbed to sleep! It pulls you in very quickly from the beginning as Louise’s husband admits he has been sleeping with her sister for nearly a year. Ah, hello?! If that doesn’t make you get up and leave your comfortable life, maybe throw in the fact that he’s a tax evader an the family is on the verge of losing everything for good measure, then you’ll surely run.

Louise flees to their country home (as one would!) to get away from everything that is going on in her life, leaving her husband and two children back in London while she attempts to come to terms with the fallout from the adultery.

Early on, we are told that Louise and her daughter Brooke harbour a secret that could bring them all down. We do not learn this secret until the last few action filled chapters. This suspense is what kept me reading. Morbid curiosity gnawed at me until I finally read what happened on that fateful night.

Moving to the country home is not without peril. Unsettling things start happening, and Louise is convinced someone knows their secret. Brooke also arrives at the house, but after a heated exchange during her stay, she ends up going back to the train station to get a train back to London.

Brooke never turns up in London.

From here on in, the book amps up the pace as we witness the unraveling of family life both in London and the Cotswolds. The police become involved by this stage and are investigating Brooke’s disappearance while Louise’s erratic behaviours raises other questions.

What is she hiding? Who is she protecting?

The ending of the book, for me, was quite unexpected. I won’t give anything away, sufficed to say, it’s not where I expected things to go.

Get your copy here –> Anything for Her by Jack Jordan

Happy reading! 😊

Beneath The Surface by Heidi Perks

 

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Huge thanks to the author for my copy of this book. I’ve had this on my kindle for a while and finally got around to reading it!

 

About the book (via Goodreads):

I don’t know where you are…

I don’t know what I’ve done…

Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters’ room is completely empty. But the police think she’s trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there’s no choice other than face the future – alone.

Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth – and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.

 

My thoughts:

In the interest of honesty, I started this book last Sunday week, and up until yesterday I had only read 30-odd percent of it! Fellow bloggers had said they were hooked immediately but that didn’t happen for me at the beginning of Beneath The Surface. However, once I picked it up last night, I couldn’t put it down as I had gotten into it so completely.

Heidi Perks has written an excellent novel. It has a very intriguing premise, which sets the main characters and the reader on a quest for answers in the book and it doesn’t let up until the very end.

As a mother, these kinds of books make me maaaaaaaaaaaad! How on earth could a mother leave? And not only that, take two of her three children with her and leave one behind? It’s unthinkable!

Beneath The Surface is an intensely emotional read. I mean, it puts you through the ringer. I spent half of the book totally wound up from the tension. Told in past and present, and from different view points, the reader gets into all of the characters minds which works brilliantly as you get to know so much more about what’s going on.

The characters are complex and made even more so as new information comes to light during the course of the book. You cannot help but feel for Abigail; essentially abandoned at 14 when her mother took Hannah and Lauren away never to be seen or heard from again.

Beneath The Surface is a lesson in lies and betrayals and the effects they can have on families. It leaves devastation in its wake and the characters all have to pick up the pieces in the aftermath.

This is a great book for a debut! How far would you go to protect your loved ones? Loyalty and family are all tested in Beneath The Surface. It’s a really interesting premise for a story and I really enjoyed reading it.

I gave Beneath The Surface 4 stars on Goodreads. You can purchase a copy HERE

Happy reading! 🙂