Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland
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Where is Hannah?
When Kyle’s wife Hannah goes missing, the whole town is out in force to try to find her. One person knows where she is. One person is keeping a secret.
Detective Inspector Simon Peters and Detective Kerry Lawlor have been brought in to investigate the case, but Hannah has left no traces and Kyle has no clues.
Local Belfast resident Julia Matthews joins the #FindHannah campaign and becomes friendly with Kyle, sympathising with his tragedy. As Julia becomes more involved in the case than she bargained for, she begins to uncover more secrets than the Police ever could.
Julia was only trying to help, but has she become drawn into a web of mystery that she can’t escape?
Discover a gripping thriller that has you on the edge of your seat!
This character-driven thriller is told in several voices including the kidnap victim, her abusive husband, her husband’s girlfriend, the partner of the victim’s work colleague, and a young female detective working the case who has a secret crush on her married superior. One of these people knows where Hannah is and it is a race to find out if she is found dead or alive.
Overall, this was a tedious story of domestic abuse with more than enough characters to make it a little convoluted. The author does tackle some very serious and real topics. However, the story just didn’t grab me like I hoped it would. I felt it didn’t bring anything new for me as psychological thrillers go.
Thank you to Ms. McClelland for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Under the Skin is Rose’s fourth novel. Her previous three novels were romantic fiction published by Crooked Cat. She has made the genre jump from “chick lit” to psychological thriller and is enjoying delving into a darker corner of her mind!
Rose has also written two short plays that were performed in the Black Box theatre in Belfast.
She discusses book reviews on her YouTube channel and writes theatre reviews for her blog.
She loves nothing more than curling up with her cats and a good book. She has two rescue cats – Toots, who is ginger with an inquisitive face, and Soots, who is black and hops along on his 3 legs looking ever so cute.
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