Today my guest reviewer, Claire Knight, shares her thoughts on Saving April by Sarah A. Denzil.
An obsessive, unhinged neighbour? Or a woman desperately trying to save a child?
A family broken by lies.
A woman traumatized by a dark past.
A child caught in the crossfire.
Who will save April?
Hannah Abbott is afraid of the world. Plagued by anxiety, she lives an isolated, uneventful life in suburban Yorkshire. She rarely leaves her house, and her only friend is Edith, her elderly neighbour. But when the Mason family moves in across the street, Hannah’s quiet life is changed forever.
The Masons pull Hannah into their tangled web of secrets. She must decide what to believe and who to trust as she attempts to rescue their teenage daughter, April, from harm.
Hannah knows only one thing for certain: she can’t be afraid anymore.
Claire’s Rating: 4/5
Saving April is two sides to a story with chapters told by Hannah, Laura and then an unknown narrator who is living a troubling life in an unhappy family.
Hannah is an unreliable narrator, she’s hiding from the world and watches the rest of her street live their lives. Why she hides in her house only time will tell…
Laura is working her backside off because her marriage is slowly falling apart as her husband wants to following his dream to be a personal trainer. Stuck in the middle is April, their withdrawn teenage daughter – is she the unnamed narrator or is that someone else?
The story is well told, making you question Hannah’s motives. Does she know something about the Masons that’s yet to be told? Why is she so protective of April? As the story develops and we learn more about the Masons and Hannah, the twists start to appear to and I began to doubt everything I’d learnt!
This is a cracking psychological thriller. It’s not as dark and as twisted as some books I’ve read but there was plenty of intrigue to keep my attention. I discovered I have another book on my Kindle by the author, The Broken Ones. I’m looking forward to reading that one if Saving April is anything to go by!
Many thanks to Sarah A Denzil and CrimeBookJunkie Book Blog for giving me this ebook for me to review honestly.
Thanks Claire for another fab review! I am pretty intrigued about this story, so might just add it to my own TBR! If your interest is piqued too, click the link to check it out!
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