Burn – Hannah Pearl / #Review @RubyFiction @HannahPearl_1

There’s no smoke without fire …

Jess has always held a candle for Dex – so when he comes back into her life after a school reunion, she couldn’t be happier.

But something happened to Dex before he mysteriously left the area all those years before – something that still gives him terrible nightmares and makes him seem cold and distant.

And then there are the rumours – rumours that Jess can’t bring herself to believe. But when the truth finally comes out, can Jess be the one to help Dex fight the demons from his past before they consume him completely?



My review

I have read two books by this author before but they were written in a different genre. I enjoyed her feel good stories and I was curious to find out what this darker book had in store for me.

I admire authors. Whether they stick to one kind of style or surprise you suddenly with a different one, it does not matter. Being able to see your readers being entertained by what you have put on paper must be such fun.

In this book,it’s proven, once again, that something traumatic that happened to you will keep haunting you even if there are several years between now and then. Talking about it probably would have helped, but who can you turn to? Who will listen to you and more importantly believe you? And now it’s too late or is there still hope?

The author has added a sprinkle of suspense that keeps you guessing. Well, let me put it like this : you know but you do not really know. 😉

This story has kept me entertained from the beginning until the end. It made me smile, but it pulled my heartstrings as well. 4 stars.

Thank you, Hannah Pearl and Ruby Fiction.


About the author

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.