Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for Who Did You Tell by Lesley Kara. This was released on the 5th of December published by Transworld Books.
Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara
Release Date: 5th of December
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 292 pages
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Publisher: Transworld Books
t’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around.
Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She’s going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she’s wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won’t stop until she learns that some mistakes can’t be corrected.
Some mistakes, you have to pay for.
I absolutely loved The Rumor and I couldn’t wait to see what Lesley was going to come up with next for her second novel. Who Did You Tell is another brilliant read that had me immediately hooked right from the first page! Full of mystery, suspense and with great twists and turns, Who Did You Tell definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat, gripped until the thrilling conclusion.
Lesley has crafted a well thought out and researched story that is compelling and does not shy away from the horrible disease of alcoholism. I have read many books that have this topic as its basis, but it is always from a males perspective. In this case it is a refreshing change to see this from a woman’s perspective for once. At the risk of accidentally giving something away, I think the blurb gives just enough information on what the book is about so I will stop here on discussing the plot.
Lesley has done a great job with all the characterisation in this book. For me the standout is Astrid who is very believable, as she struggles on a daily basis to try and stay sober, but can also be seen as the unreliable narrator due to her disease. My heart just went out to her. Having watched someone very close to me struggle with addiction and unfortunately succumbing to it, this book is very personal to me and Lesley handles this topic with compassion and sensitivity.
I really enjoy the ease of Lesley’s writing. Everything just flows so seamlessly which makes for a quick and enjoyable read. Even though this is only Lesley’s second novel, she has definitely mastered leading the reader down one path only to do a complete 360 and change the direction entirely, which I really love in a book. I have learnt quickly that there is no becoming complacent when reading a book from Lesley and what may be the obvious path the story is heading down, is not so obvious at all!
Hats off to you Lesley for another stellar read. I will be waiting very impatiently and can’t wait to see what you come up with next. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Who Did You Tell which I highly recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Transworld Books and Lesley Kara for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Who Did You Tell which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Who Did You Tell Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Lesley Kara
Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She grew up in Essex and now lives with her family on the North Essex coast. Lesley has been a teacher and worked as a bookseller.
Her first novel, The Rumour, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller.
The Rumour has been optioned for TV (Cuba Pictures) and has sold in 15 territories to date.
Stay up to date with Lesley’s work by visiting her website and following her on these social media accounts.
Blog Tour Organiser
Thank-you to Anne Carter from Random Things Tours for my spot on the Who Did You Tell Blog Tour.