#BlogBlitz: DYING TO SEE YOU by KERENA SWAN #PsychologicalThriller @KerenaSwan @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681
A dark, disturbing and deadly psychological thriller.
He’s Watching, He’s Waiting, She’s next.
When Sophie is told to organize care for elderly Ivy, she is unaware that by meeting Max, Ivy’s grandson, her life will be turned upside down.
As Sophie’s involvement with Max and Ivy increases she becomes more distracted by her own problems.
Because Sophie is certain she is being watched.
For a while Ivy relishes Sophie’s attention, but soon grows concerned of the budding relationship between Sophie and Max.
Torn between Sophie and his grandmother, Max cuts ties with the care agency, leaving Sophie hurt and confused.
Meanwhile there is a murderer killing women in the area.
Is there a link between Sophie’s stalker and the killings?
Soon Sophie will learn that appearances can be deceiving.
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The time has come for a brand spanking new debut book by Kerena Swan, now I know that when it comes to debuts its either going to hit the mark or be way wide of the mark, Dying To See You was a bullseye. I’m always a bit apprehensive giving new authors a try but we’ve all got to start some where right…… Kerena has hit the ground running and I certainly can’t wait until her next.
Any way enough of the sucking up, time to get down to the nitty gritty of this psychological thriller. As I’ve already pointed out that Dying To See You is a debut we shall crack on with a bit of what the book is all about.
Imagine the scenario, Sophie a single parent of two young girls, Ivy grandmother to Max, Max and Sophie meet through the care company Sophie is employed and Ivy needs care, a seemingly innocent relationship begins but is all as it seems. Sophie feels as if she is being watched, stalked. Women start to disappear a dark and twisted scene emerges, police are investigating the disappearances, then the full on creepiness starts to seep through the pages…. Sounds good doesn’t it.
The characters are well developed and its easy to get involved in their personas, and its plain to see that some times there are those ‘Really’ moments. I found myself thinking at times you honestly didn’t just ‘do or say that’ but that’s what makes these characters interesting as we are all guilty of having moments of idiocy.
Kerena has written in a style that makes it easy to follow the narrative, I found I didn’t lose the threads of the story as sometimes it can be difficult to gel with a new authors style, but the descriptive text was just right not overkill. Kerena painted a picture that develops the scene allowing me to feel as if I’m actually there amongst it all.
What a cracker of a debut.
Thanks to Bloodhound Books, Kerena Swan and Sarah Hardy for an advanced readers copy of Dying To See You, to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thank you Sarah for the spot on the Blog Blitz.
Kerena lives on the Bedfordshire/Buckingham border with her husband, son and two cats. She also has two daughters and two granddaughters.
12 years ago, following a life-time career in social work and management, Kerena set up a company providing support for children with disabilities. Highly successful, the company is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, which Kerena considers her greatest achievement thus far. However, following serious illnesses last year she decided to attempt to fulfil her long-held ambition of writing a novel and getting it published. She has yet to tick off other achievements from her bucket list such as playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano all the way through and being stopped for speeding in a red Ferrari at the age of 80 but can tick off building a brick wall.
After many years of writing professionally in the course of her work, Kerena has discovered the exhilaration of writing fiction and can be found at all hours in front of her computer. Her husband (worried about his dinners being cooked) has threatened divorce if she writes another book so she’s told him she will write a trilogy.
‘Dying to See You’ is Kerena’s first novel and she has already started work on her second book ‘I Let You In’. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience in the problematic world of social work, Kerena adds a unique angle to the domestic noir genre
Twitter – @KerenaSwan