Today I am taking part in the blog tour and sharing my review for The Pupil by Ros Carne. This was released on the 6th of August published by Canelo.
She wants to learn everything – about you.
Mel has practised law for twenty years. She is well-regarded by her peers. Her clients are happy. But behind the scenes her life is disordered. Her son grows increasingly distant from her. The married man she is sleeping with fails to give her what she needs.
When a trainee lawyer is allocated to Mel it is poor timing. The last thing she wants is a pupil watching her every move. And Natasha does watch. She sees each detail – and every mistake. Mel cannot shake the feeling that Natasha isn’t just learning the job. She is learning Mel.
Natasha is good at getting what she wants, and now Mel has the power to give her all she desires. But when Mel chooses not to, Natasha knows just what Mel’s vulnerabilities are – and how to turn them against her. Mel’s secrets could ruin her. But who will be believed?
A twisted and gripping tale of desperation and revenge perfect for fans of Renée Knight, Sarah Vaughan and Michelle Frances.
The Pupil is a quick and easy read too while away the hours during lockdown. It is a gripping suspenseful drama that drew me in instantly with its striking cover and intriguing plot.
Ros has crafted a thrilling story that gives off a single white female vibe, that sees Mel the target of Natasha’s mind games and manipulation in her quest to take Mel down and ruin her life.
The story is told over two parts and the narration alternates between Mel and Natasha’s points of view. As the story progresses, the tension and suspense is ramped up, as does its sinister tone.
The characters are very believable in their roles and although I can’t say I was a fan of either Mel or Natasha, they are interesting characters. Ros has done a good job with them and they have been well developed.
This is my first book from Ros and I really liked her style. She was able to keep my attention and kept me wanting to turn the pages to see how it would all unfold. I will be on the lookout for more of her work in the future.
All up The Pupil is a solid and enjoyable read and although it does lack a WOW factor ending, it still works. If you are a fan of the suspense drama genre, it is worth you giving this a read.
Thank you to NetGalley, Canelo and Ros Carne for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Pupil which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Ros
Ros Carne was born in London, and following university she worked in magazine and newspaper journalism including as a theatre critic on the Guardian. She later retrained as a barrister, practising for 13 years before moving to a university teaching job. She has two adult sons and enjoys playing the violin. Ros now lives in Somerset where she writes full time.
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