When you’re a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it’s dark.
You don’t expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you already know…
The summer in question started out with hot, fun-filled days and new friendships.
We had just turned thirteen and had our whole lives ahead of us.
But that was before her…
Before we became known as the Hixton Five and our lives become defined by one night.
It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since she was locked away.
But now she’s free and strange things have started to happen.
When I close my eyes, the creeping anxiety and fear is overwhelming and all too real.
Because the monster is back, and I know she has a score to settle with us.
This author is a new one to me. It’s always a bit exiting. Will I like her writing style? Will she charm and captivate me with her storytelling? Will this be the one and only book I am going to read by her hand or am I going to add her name on my ever growing list of authors to follow?
Well, I suggest you keep on reading and you will find out what my thoughts are. 😊
I have so say sometimes I scare myself a bit. I mean by that that I wonder whether I am sane. I would not hurt a fly. Well, maybe a fly could get killed in my house, but I would not want to hurt another person. That is what comes in my mind straight away. But when I reflect a bit longer, I start to realise it’s not quite true.
I most certainly would hurt someone… in self defence. I guess when it’s a question of you or them, you are in a different mindset. I do admit that certain people could drive even the softest soul to lash out.
But overall, I would not hurt anyone. I do love to read thrillers. Dark thrillers even. And I enjoy them. Should I need to see a doctor? 😉
Talking about a dark thriller. This is a very good example of this genre. I sometimes had to reread a sentence, because it’s hard to understand how people can be that way. How can they live with themselves? In fact those actions are what make them tick. They need do to it. They crave it even.
They people are ill. But is there or will there ever be a cure for them? I certainly hope so. It would make the world a much better place.
This is the story of Hannah and her friends and what they went through. It’s disgusting, heart breaking and makes them want to protect each other. Protecting someone does not have the same meaning for everybody…
I loved this book and I am looking forward to the next one. 5 stars
About the author
Keri Beevis is the internationally bestselling author of Dying To Tell and Deep Dark Secrets. Her other titles include Trust No One, Every Little Breath, The People Next Door and With Friends Like These. Dying To Tell reached no. 1 in the Amazon chart in Australia and was a top 25 hit in the UK, while Deep Dark Secrets was the bestselling Bloodhound Books title of 2020.
Keri lives in Norfolk, England, with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel). She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.
In March 2022, it was announced Keri had signed a four novel deal with Boldwood Books. Her first title with them, The Sleepover, will be released in October 2022.
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