Today it’s my turn on the BlogTour Tell the Truth by Amanda Brittany. It’s a fast-paced psychological thriller with enough twists and turns to leave you doubting the characters and the truth.
About the Author
Amanda Brittany lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with family, travelling, walking, reading & sunny days. She loves travelling, and visiting Abisko in Sweden inspired her to write ‘Her Last Lie’.
She began writing fiction nine years ago, and has since gained a BA in Literature, a Diploma in Creative Writing, and has had 200 stories and articles published in magazines globally.
When her younger sister became terminally ill, Amanda’s hope was to write a novel where her royalties went to Cancer Research. ‘Her Last Lie’ was that book and her debut novel, it reached the Kindle top 100 in the US and Australia and was a #1 Bestseller in the UK. All her eBook royalties for HER LAST LIE are being donated to Cancer Research UK, in memory of her sister who lost her battle with cancer in July 2017. It has so far raised almost £7,000.
Her second psychological thriller TELL THE TRUTH is out now! She is presently writing her third novel.
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TELL THE TRUTH – Or they’ll tell it for you…
Rachel’s childhood is a mess of fragmented memories, and her adult life is no less chaotic.
Her mother and daughter were her only concrete links to the past and now they are slipping through her fingers. Fuelled by the fear of losing them both, she delves into her mother’s past, fast becoming entangled in her own tragic history.
With eerie friend requests filling Rachel’s phone and shocking flashbacks filling her mind, she is plagued by her mother’s past, and soon realises that her entire life might just be a lie.
Will she ever discover the truth?
You’re going to have to stay on your toes with this book. Not only does the author take the reader in and out of multiple time-frames and decades during the story, there is also a few huge twists towards the end of the tale. Just when you think you have it all figured out Brittany rips the rug right out from under you.
Aside from being in the midst of a bitter break-up, having to deal with an obnoxious ex with no regard for her feelings, and the fact her mother can no longer remember her own daughter, Rachel is living a good life. At least she is until she starts being stalked online, followed in the streets and tormented at work. Suddenly her simple life is full of strange messages, threatening poems and odd events.
It makes her paranoid to the point of looking unstable, which isn’t a good look when your ex is trying to make a whole new life for their daughter without Rachel. She realises everything is somehow linked to her mother and the past she doesn’t quite remember. When Rachel goes looking for answers she discovers more than she bargained for and plenty she can’t explain.
It’s a fast-paced ride through a quagmire of self-doubt, paranoia, suspicion and repressed memories. Nobody is who they appear to be and the person you most suspect is probably the least guilty in this disturbing psychological thriller.
I think Brittany is starting to make a mark in the genre, perhaps because she isn’t afraid to let the emotional chaos and disturbed mind of her characters rule the outcome of her plots. It doesn’t have to be a happy fluffy ending when you can just as easily leave your reader looking over their shoulders. I guess that is what gives her stories an edge – the fact you don’t trust the outcome even when it has been presented to you on a golden platter.
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Publisher: HQ Digital; pub date 21 Feb. 2019