A gripping and tense psyche examination of greed, malice and revenge—a thriller for our times.
Our protagonist is shady—and not just in deed. Everything about this baddie is locked in the shadows. Who the hell is this maniac sneaking around and causing mayhem? But then, is the baddie really in the wrong? We find out in the first scenes that our leading lady Amanda Roberts has stolen the protagonist’s book. We’re told that she plagiarised our character’s book and made a fortune. Roberts hits the bestseller list every time, but she’s blocked and can’t be bothered with any unblocking.
But did she steal it? Everything about this book is shrouded in mystery and intrigue as we’re pulled into Amanda’s life and less so into the life of her tormentor.
Told in dual perspective with interspersed chapters of the first-person protagonist’s POV and narrative chapters taking us into Amanda’s celebrity lifestyle. Everything about this book is enigmatic.
This book draws you in as you are embroiled in the lives of these two people. Neither of them is particularly likeable—but that’s okay—it’s more than okay and one of the strong defining elements of the story. Most books are black and white—and most people aren’t. I like that while, for the most part, our sympathies lie with Amanda, we feel that she’s got it coming.
Amanda gets so immersed in her paranoia that she does half of her enemy’s job for her. The genius of this story is that the protagonist sets the wheels of destroying Amanda’s life in motion. It’s a train wreck—and guess who ends up driving the train?
It’s pacey, lively and beautifully told. A brilliant look into the psychology of people and what makes them tick.
In the end, a dramatic twist brings about a very satisfying close to the book. The first one I’ve read from this Author, but I went straight out and bought Fairytales Don’t Come True.
Other books by this author.
Amazon book links
You Know What You Did https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B091662WCC/ref
Fairytales Don’t Come True https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B088PWWCML/ref
Regenerate Degenerate https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08TRJYY6C/ref
All that we are heir to https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B097DX4694/ref
October Poems https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08MD6MPNJ/ref
Social Climbing https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09H5Z1H82/ref
Thanksgiving poems and prose pieces https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08PDNBT12/ref
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.