I’m getting through books at a much faster rate anyway because of this lockdown but I was absolutely glued to this. Read on to find out why.
Landsliding by Mandy Jameson
A tense thriller about relationships and long-held secrets that break out with potentially devastating results.
Despite the misgivings of her friends, a newly single mother becomes involved with an unattached man she meets by chance. Both are concealing traumatic events from years before but – as the present starts to unravel – the truth emerges: their past lives are inextricably linked.
Twists, turns and plenty of intrigue to keep readers guessing to the very end.
I know. The blurb doesn’t give much away and the cover isn’t very appealing but believe me when I say that this book is a cracker.
To provide a bit more context to the story, it revolves around newly single mother Julia, who lives with her son Matty, after her husband Harry walked out one day. Her main support group includes her close friends Vicki and Caroline, and their husbands, who have been helping out. One day Julia meets Brendan and the swiftly enter into a serious relationship. However, Brendan feels threatened by the others in Julia’s life and is very protective of her. Chaos occurs.
I love the way Landsliding is told, flitting between different characters. Add the tone of voice that the author used and I got total I, Tonya feels (the interview parts of the film). The fact that each of the characters focused on are actually interesting just adds to the enjoyment of the book. They build up suspense by living a little tidbit at the end of each chapter. You just can’t help coming back for more.
It’s hard to go beyond what I already wrote regarding the storyline in fear of providing spoilers. But here are some other things you should know about Landsliding:
- There is more than one secret past that will leave you rattled
- There are twists and turns galore
- Each chapter is a short, quick read
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I was set a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.