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Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Stars: 4

Links: Publisher websiteAmazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

“I photographed the moment of my husband’s death.” So begins HOLD STILL, a nerve-twisting thriller that promises to be Murder On the Orient Express for the Snapchat generation.

How much do we really know about those we love? Kate is visiting Tirana, Albania with her husband Paul, a much needed break from Paul’s website business which lately seems to be of growing concern.  “Hold still,” says Kate, taking a picture as Paul steps onto the balcony. “We’ll always be together,” Paul responds. Suddenly there is screaming below and a blaring car horn. Kate stares down from the balcony at the broken body of her husband lying dead in the street.

Overcome with grief, Kate can’t accept her husband’s tragic death, and she replays the incident again and again, searching her pictures for a vital clue to what really happened. When she meets the enigmatic Priest at a grief support group, they journey into a world of violence and secrets and Kate realises what Paul really meant when he said he would never leave her……


My Review:

Fast paced, suspenseful, and thought-provoking, this is is a beautifully woven story of time and place.

Kate is in Albania with her husband when he falls off the balcony of their hotel room to his death. Grieving and confused, Kate meets Priest at a grief support group, and asks for his help in her search for answers. But the more she searches, the more questions arise. And most of them are severely unhealthy ones…

With an intriguing plot, great characterisation, relentless (in a good way) pace, and wonderful settings – this well worth a read!

*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.