Today I am thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour for The Argument by Victoria Jenkins. Happy publication day Victoria.
The Argument by Victoria Jenkins
Release Date: 10th of December
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 235 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
It happens to every mother. One day, the daughter whose whole world you once were, becomes someone you barely know. And you don’t know the secrets she’s hiding…
One night, 15-year-old Olivia comes home late from a party she was strictly forbidden from going to, and she and her mother, Hannah, start arguing. Soon Olivia speaks the words that every parent has heard from their teenage child:
‘I hate you. You’ve ruined my life. And I’m never speaking to you again.’
Olivia has never been an easy child, a sharp contrast to her easy-going, happy-go-lucky little sister. But Hannah thinks Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family argument. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a nightmare…
After one day of silence, Hannah thinks Olivia is taking a teenage sulk too far. After two days, she starts to feel anxious that something more serious could be going on. After a week, when her daughter still hasn’t spoken, Hannah knows that Olivia is hiding a bigger darkness – something that could threaten to tear their precious family apart…
The Argument is an unputdownable psychological thriller that asks how far we can push our families before they finally break. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, The Woman in the Window, and The Silent Patient.
Having enjoyed Victoria’s first psychological thriller The Divorce, I was really excited to hear that she was releasing another book this year. The Argument is an intriguing read and packed with family drama in every sense of the word. The real surprise comes as a twist to end all twists that will have your head spinning!
Victoria has crafted a plot that from reading the blurb had me hooked. It is intense, gripping and very compelling. It is a slow burn to start with, but as the story progresses and the tension builds, it has you on the edge of your seat and makes you think and question the characters motives. Throw in chapters that are read from a diary where the author is unknown, just adds another layer of mystery to the story where it all comes together in a thrilling conclusion.
The characters in this story are very well developed. Olivia who is portrayed perfectly as the petulant teenager and black sheep of the family, is definitely the standout for me. Hannah I didn’t really connect with. I found her quite cold and distant but she has been written well. Michael (husband/father) was also one I couldn’t connect with and throughout there was something about him that didn’t sit well with me and made me question his character.
I enjoy Victoria’s writing style which is very engaging. She excels in getting the reader settled into the story only to pull out the rug from under you and take it in a different direction that you were not expecting at all. I really enjoy when this happens in a book. She also is really great with her characterisation and I like how not all of her characters are likeable.
The Argument is a solid and quick read that will pull you in to its drama and will leave you reeling with its shocking revelations. A must read that messes with your head and really sits very well in the psychological thriller genre. It was a pleasure to read and review The Argument which I recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Victoria Jenkins for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Argument which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
The Argument Blog Tour
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Thank-you to Noelle Holten for my spot of The Argument blog tour.
Let’s Get to Know Victoria Jenkins
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.
Her first psychological thriller, The Divorce, was published in July 2019. The second, The Argument, publishes December 10th 2019.
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