Today I am sharing my review on its publication day for The Wake by Vikki Patis, published by Bloodhound Books.
The Wake by Vikki Patis
Release Date: 27th of October 2020
Print Length: 252 pages
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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Blood isn’t always thicker than water…
In the wake of Richard Asquith’s death, his family come together to say goodbye.
Skye hasn’t seen her father in years. Can she ever forgive him for what he did?
Lexi hopes her secrets have died with Richard. Can she keep the truth to herself forever?
Eleanor is heartbroken, but is her grief clouding her judgement?
James has had enough of death. Can he give Richard the send-off he deserves?
Everyone has something to hide but buried secrets always surface…
A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller by the bestselling author Vikki Patis. The Wake will appeal to fans of domestic noir, as well as to readers of authors like C.L. Taylor, Claire McGowan and B A Paris.
Vikki Patis has done it again! Just when I thought that her last book, Girl Lost, was the best book she has written, in she swoops with The Wake! This book totally blew me away and I absolutely loved it! If you are a fan of psychological suspense and family sagas, you most definitely will love this book too!
Vikki Patis has become an author to me where I no longer have to read the blurb first before I commit to reading her books. You just know that what she comes up with is going to fantastic and The Wake is no exception. Her talent just shines through the pages of this book and she brings it to life beautifully.
The prologue had my heart racing and I couldn’t wait to see it come back full circle to that particular moment after learning of the events in the lead up to it. It really sets up the tone of the story perfectly. The story itself had me completely immersed and invested and I just could not tear myself away from it. Not that I wanted to mind you.
I really enjoyed the structure of the book and how each chapter is labeled. There are a few characters in this book with multiple points of view, so this made each chapter clear and concise, without any confusion and having to flip back to see who’s perspective you were reading from.
The characters are the perfect mix of likeable and unlikable and each has been very well developed. The story has been well plotted and it moves at the right pace. The tension and suspense builds up along the way, where it boils over to a very satisfying outcome. I was actually sad when it came to the end as I was enjoying it so much!
Vikki Patis really knows how to tell a story and I think that she is one of the most exciting authors in the psychological suspense genre. Each book she writes is written so flawlessly and they are always masterfully put together. I just can’t praise The Wake enough and it is another to add to my best books for 2020!
Thank you to Vikki Patis and Bloodhound Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Wake, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Vikki Patis
Vikki Patis is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers The Diary and The Girl Across the Street, published by Bookouture. Girl, Lost was published by Bloodhound Books in May 2020 with another to follow in October.
She is also the author of Weltanschauung, a self-published short story collection, and her BSc dissertation, I Ink, Therefore I Am, was published by Lambert Publishing in 2016.
When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with her head in a book, baking gluten free cakes, or walking in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner, two cats, and a wild golden retriever puppy.
Vikki also writes for various websites, including Lovereading, Elephant Journal, and The Mighty. She covers topics from living with a chronic illness to body positivity to feminism.
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