Thursday 28 February 2019

BLOG TOUR ~ Apple of My Eye by Claire Allan

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the final day of the Blog Tour for Apple of My Eye by Claire Allan where I've a review from her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Sabah Khan from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of the review so without further ado, here it is:

Just how far is a mother willing to go?

When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant senior staff nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

Well, what can I say? I didn't like this, I absolutely LOVED this book. It was fantastic, I gripped from the first few pages and I couldn't read the book fast enough to find out how it all panned out.  Eli is pregnant with her first child but also suffering from hyperemesis, feeling sick all the time and not able to keep much down and as if that's not bad enough she starts to receive notes to her job suggesting that her husband Martin, is cheating on her and that he shouldn't be trusted. Eli is a hospice nurse which is leaving her drained and tired and due to this she makes a mistake which could threaten her career and future.

It is told from three characters perspectives which was brilliant where each chapter alternated between them.  At times, you could feel the tension jumping out at you on every turning page.  It has many themes running through the book including loss, grief and the biggest one been controlling behaviour.

Claire Allan is well known for writing women's fiction for a  long time but with no disrespect to her novels, she has definitely found her calling as a Crime/Thriller writer.  This book theme reminded me of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle with a bit of Single White Female thrown into the mix with the tension that was created on every page.

Apple Of My Eye is Claire's second thriller novel which is available in all good bookshops, libraries, on audio and on Kindle where it is currently £2.99 so grab it while you can as you definitely won't be disappointed.


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