The Lodger by Valerie Keogh / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @BoldwoodBooks @ValerieKeogh1

She’s in your home…

Leigh Simons can’t say for sure what made her do it. A moment of madness, perhaps, but when the young, loud and gorgeous waitress at her favorite coffee shop reveals she is homeless, Leigh offers her the empty room in her house.

In your head…

Gina is the perfect lodger; Leigh, lonely and frustrated with her life, becomes infatuated with the woman – her boldness, her zeal. If only Leigh could be more like Gina…

And missing without trace.

So when Leigh returns from a work trip she’s shocked to find Gina missing. Where could the young woman have gone…and why?

Leigh fears that something terrible has happened – why else would Gina leave her?

But as she sets out to find her missing lodger, what Leigh discovers changes everything she knows about Gina….and her own life, too.




It has been a few years since I have read a book by this author. It’s not possible to remember every details from every book, but you do remember whether you liked them or not.  Did I enjoy them? Well I think it’s goes without saying due to the fact that I am reading another one of her stories. To wipe every doubt from the table though, I say yes. Yes to loving her books.

Some people attend drama school in order to become an actor. Some people don’t need this. They are naturals.

The question rises again. How well do you know someone? In the end what do people show you? Only those things they want you to know about them or the things they can use to achieve their goals. They play a role and the joke is on you.

They reel you in. And you fall for it. Line, hook and sinker…

Be careful though. In every play there are good ones and bad ones. The tricky thing is to find out who is who…

Leigh did not have a very existing life. She would not have mind being a bit more like Gina. And that’s when she makes that impulsive decision. It’s an act of kindness on the one hand, but a bit a selfish one on the other hand too. And that’s when it all kicks off.

Leigh is in for quite a few shocks and so are we. She cried a lot, but hey who am I to judge? God knows how I would react when I was in her shoes? I might be even worse. 😉

Anyway, a story that kept me intrigued and entertained. I utterly enjoyed it. 4,5 stars

Thank you


About the Author

Valerie Keogh is the internationally bestselling author of several psychological thrillers and crime series, most recently published by Bloodhound. She originally comes from Dublin but now livesin Wiltshire and worked as a nurse for many years. Her first thriller for Boldwood will be published in August 2022.


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