Hello! Today I’m pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Close to You by Kerry Wilkinson, which is available now (links below).
About the book
I pinch the screen to zoom until I’m staring at the face of a ghost. A man with very short hair, staring directly at the camera with piercing brown eyes.
He is as he was when I last saw him: wrinkles around the corners of the eyes and a knowing smirk. That’s the expression I see when I can’t sleep.
My body tenses. It can’t be him. It’s not my ex-husband. It’s not David. I know that better than anyone because he didn’t walk out on me. He didn’t disappear two years ago and he’s not a missing person.
I know that for a fact because I’m the one who killed him.
I mean, come on, who could resist that synopsis?! I certainly couldn’t, and while this may have been my first Kerry Wilkinson book I am sure it will not be my last.
The intriguing premise of Close to You is sustained throughout this gripping book, with its very effective dual timeline structure that gradually gives you the background to this absorbing mystery.
The book has a ballsy lead character in Morgan, and some really funny, laugh out loud, flashes of humour in her very readable narration.
There is plenty of action in its twisting plot and also moments of genuine breath-holding, stomach-churning tension, particularly in the final quarter, up to its brilliant conclusion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this compelling, fast-paced and satisfying mystery thriller and will definitely be checking out more of Kerry Wilkinson’s work.
Huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy of Close to You and my spot on the blog tour.
About the author
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 crime bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Singapore. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. His book, Ten Birthdays, won the RNA award for Young Adult Novel of the Year in 2018.
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniels series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down. Website | Twitter | Facebook
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for Close to You: