Saturday 2 January 2016

The Venus Trap by Louise Voss

Thanks to Thomas & Mercer & Netgalley, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.........

Jo Atkins is a divorced mother of one and has recently  gathered the courage to enter the dating scene again.  She's had a couple of dates with Claudio, whom she vaguely remembers from her youth, but after a few dates decides he’s a bit creepy and politely tells him ‘thanks but no thanks’.  But Claudio doesn't seem to take to this too kindly to this and hoping that she'll never see him again Jo wakes up sick and terrified, handcuffed to her own bed.  She is given a week to prove her love for Claudio—or he will kill her.  Can she escape to raise the alarm before it's too late or will Claudio get his way??

WOW!!!  What a novel The Venus Trap was, it was absolutely fantastic. Claudio's character was absolutely brilliant, very well written and cleverly constructed.  They were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction.  At times, I felt sorry for Claudio as he just wanted someone to love him back but unfortunately went about it the wrong way and in certain parts I could feel I was right there in the bedroom with Jo willing to help her out.

This is my first book that I've read by Louise Voss and it definitely won't be my last either.  I loved this book so much that I inclued it in my Top 12 Reads of 2015.  I'd HIGHLY recommend this novel especially if you're a fan of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, Mark Edwards, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham. The Venus Trap is currently £3.98 and FREE with Kindle Unlimited so grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed so don't say I never told you so!!!

The Venus Trap is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores.

1 comment :

  1. I thought this was a really creepy (but un-put-downable) read.