Saturday 23 June 2018

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough @SarahPinborough @fictionpubteam #CrossHerHeart #Giveaway #Win

WARNING: This book may cause severe sleep deprivation
‘A pacy, twisty thriller that will hook you with its first few pages’ Stylist
Lisa. Ava. Marilyn.
Three women, three secrets and a hidden past that could destroy them all.
‘Once the first reveal hits you in the face, you’ll be lucky if you can put the book down’ Independent
One of these women is living a lie…but who?
‘A dark and compulsive read’ Woman & Home
‘Brilliantly clever and compelling, I loved it!’ B. A. Paris
‘The author’s storytelling is as sure-footed as ever’ Guardian

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough was published in hardback by Harper Collins on 17 May 2018. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.

I have one hardback copy of Cross Her Heart to give away. Entry is simple,  just fill out the competition widget at the end of this post. UK entries only.  GOOD LUCK

I have a confession to make; I still haven't read Sarah Pinborough's last book; Behind Her Eyes. I know, I know - the horror, the shame! I have no idea why I haven't got to it yet, but I will, I promise.

So, I went into Cross Her Heart with no expectations really. I couldn't compare it to Behind Her Eyes, and yes I've heard about that WTF ending!

I read this in one day, whilst on holiday and I honestly had trouble putting it down. It's a couple of weeks ago now and I read a lot whilst I was away, but I do remember being glued to this one.

Whilst this is a psychological thriller through and through, it's also an in depth look at relationships; mainly female relationships and focusses heavily on the mother/daughter bond.

What I admired most about the structure of this story was the narrative from three perspectives. The author allows her reader to get into the mindset of Lisa; her daughter Ava; and her friend Marilyn, but who can we trust? These women each have their own demons, their own secrets; their outward appearances may be pretty normal, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes.

Sarah Pinborough is a very clever author, she throws in some reveals that totally bemused me, I'd thought I knew exactly what was going on. Oh, how wrong I was!

This is a difficult book to say lots about without spoiling the plot for other readers. However, there are some pretty serious and disturbing issues within the plot, but the author deals with them elegantly; despite the horrific subject matter, there's nothing there that shouldn't be. There's nothing written just for shock; every single paragraph is essential to the plot.

A chilling, yet compelling story, excellently executed. Recommended by me.

One Hardback Copy of Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough is the number one Sunday Times Bestselling and New York Times Bestselling author of the psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes (Jan, 2017). During her career she has published more than 20 novels and several novellas, and has written for the BBC. Her recent novels include the dystopian love story, The Death House, and a teenage thriller, 13 Minutes which has been bought by Netflix with Josh Schwartz adapting. 
Behind Her Eyes has sold to nearly twenty territories so far and was sold at auction to the US in a significant deal to Flatiron, Macmillan. There are discussions on going with several movies studios about the film adaptation. 

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