Monday 10 September 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Night She Died - Jenny Blackhurst

On her own wedding night, beautiful and complicated Evie White leaps off a cliff to her death.  

What drove her to commit this terrible act? It's left to her best friend and her husband to unravel the sinister mystery.  

Following a twisted trail of clues leading to Evie's darkest secrets, they begin to realize they never knew the real Evie at all... 

What did I think?

I have loved Jenny Blackhurst novels since reading her debut, How I Lost You, when I first started blogging so I was VERY excited to read her new book, The Night She Died.  I actually think this is her best novel yet; it had me on the edge of my seat, my heart in my mouth and my brain in a tizz as I hurtled through this terrific rollercoaster of a book.

Oh I do love a good prologue and that is precisely what Jenny Blackhurst delivers in The Night She Died.  You can't fail to be hooked by a bride jumping off a cliff on her wedding day, so put on your seatbelt and buckle up as Jenny Blackhurst has quite a bumpy ride in store for us.  The story is mainly told from two points of view: that of Evie, the bride, and Rebecca, her friend, with an odd chapter giving us the point of view of Richard, the bereft groom.

It quickly becomes clear that this isn't a normal friendship as Rebecca is so desperate to please Evie that she will do anything for her.  Evie has had a privileged upbringing so you can't help but wonder if she is taking advantage of Rebecca...but to what end?  Digging into Evie's past helps to explain some of her reckless behaviour and it just goes to prove that money can't buy happiness.  No matter how hard she tries, Evie can't deviate from the path that fate has chosen for her...and that path is leading her to the edge of a cliff.

I cannot even begin to describe how amazingly brilliant this book is; it is a dark, twisty, gripping and addictive rollercoaster of a book.  I really couldn't read fast enough to find out why Evie jumped off the cliff and because of the super-talent of misdirection that Ms. Blackhurst has, every scenario I had in my head was proven to be wrong.  That's always a good thing when reading a book; because I was SO wrong, The Night I Died is well worthy of the 5 stars I have awarded it.  It makes me think that I should have a secret 6th star for exceptional books such as this.  The Night I Died is a top notch psychological thriller that I really can't recommend highly enough.  

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

JENNY BLACKHURST grew up in Shropshire where she still lives with her husband and children. Growing up she spent hours reading and talking about crime novels - writing her own seemed like natural progression. The night she died is Jenny's fourth novel. 

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1 comment:

  1. Huge thanks for this wonderful Blog Tour support Michelle x