Far From True! Review

Far From True is the second installment from the Promise Falls series written by Linwood Barclay.
Linwood Barclay is one of my favorite Thriller authors, and Far From True didn’t fail to engage me as a reader and kept me constantly gripped to story until the final pages.

Far From True, is a multi-character led novel, with many interesting characters that help to keep the story engaging and keeps the reader engulfed in the world. The multi-character led story allows for multiple story-lines to be explored, for example some of the various story-lines are the incident at the drive-in movie theater, kidnapping of a child, and two unsolved murders. Despite there being so many characters, the reader is never once lost; each character is well developed and their backgrounds are exposed in a way that allows the reader to feel certain emotions for the characters, such as anger, annoyance, sympathy and respect. The chapters are short, which allows for the pace of the novel to stay fast and engaging. As this is the second installment from the Promise Falls, David a previous character from Broken Promise the first book, which started off this gripping series is carried on into this novel, which I thought was a lovely touch because in all honesty I warmed to David as a character in the previous novel, it was nice to have him within his story. The novel ended in such a way that I cannot wait for the next book!

If you haven’t read any of Linwood Barclay’s novels I cannot highly recommend him enough, any of this novels will keep you engaged and hooked until the last page. I gave this novel 5*

The Girl on the Train! Review

The girl on the train is the debut novel from Paula Hawkins.  It focuses around three major characters, an alcoholic, a liar and a cheat. The novel jumps between these characters as they tell the story, whilst also going back into the past to understand events that led up to the final reveal, in a twist that will shock the reader, it definitely did for me.
Paula Hawkins characters were perfect, you felt sympathy for them, each character has troubles from the past which leads the reader to engage in the characters and also feel their emotions. Despite the lack of character progression, the ending is a massive shock when two of the characters team up in order to help each other in a life threating situation.

Overall I really enjoyed this novel, it was recommended to me by a friend, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I loved Paula Hawkins writing style and how she captivated the readers the use of the odd chapter based in the past, I just loved it. It set the emotions and also helped to keep the gripping pace of the novel flowing. It’s rarely that I read a book that creates such vivid images of the characters and the locations it was just fantastic to be so engulfed in the world of the novel.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes tense and gripping novels that keep you on the edge of your seat.

4/5*

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