Book Review – The Split by Sharon Bolton @AuthorSJBolton @orionbooks @TrapezeBooks @alexxlayt

Many thanks to Alex Layt and publisher Trapeze Books for my spot on this Blog Tour.

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A brilliant story with a Nordic vibe and glacieric atmosphere, this book marked my foray into the dark icy world of author Sharon Bolton. The depth of the research that the story demanded had me looking at the author with awe. A part of me was also freaked by the splitting synapses in the author’s brain which drummed up this tale.

Felicity was a glacierologist, who was researching the glaciers of Antarctica. Her stalker, Freddie Lloyd managed to reach her on the last ship before the storm. She needed to escape. What better than the crevices of the icy mountains? The entire mystery started 9 months ago in Cambridge in the offices of the psychiatrist, Joe, to whom Felicity had consulted for her frequent memory lapses.

My first book by this author, and BANG! I was hit by the force of the story as I read the first few pages. Intrigue coated the words, hiding the secrets in its depths. The relationships between the characters and the changing dynamics caused my pulse to spike. Added to this was the Detective Delilah, Joe’s mother, who was investigating a series of murders, slowly being linked to the main characters.

The author’s writing caused me to gasp at the way the hidden plot loops were connected. A master strategist was she to think up the subplots. The descriptions of the South Georgia, Antarctica, transported me to the stark and cold landscapes, where storms and avalanches were the norm. The author sure did choose a dangerous setting for the story. That made the story all the more exciting.

I was so pulled in by the written word that I quickly got the audiobook. The narrator Katie Scarfe made the story come alive with her expressions and intonation and the different voices for the characters. I was pulled into the swirling vortex that the story was.

Twists were seen after every few chapters; the story was kept me gripped to my kindle. A few reveals got me thinking about the hidden areas of the brain. The final action scenes were doused with adrenaline, raising the pitch to a heart-stopping climax.

A story which I couldn’t stop listening/reading from the beginning to end. I loved the audiobook version more, thanks to the narrator.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

She’s got nowhere else to hide…and now he’s coming for her.

Two years ago Felicity Lloyd desperately signed up for an extended research trip working on the remote island of South Georgia.

It was her only way to escape.

And now he’s coming for her.

Freddie Lloyd has just got out of prison for murder and is on his way to where Felicity is hiding.

And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her.

Because no matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you…

Tense, gripping and with a twist you won’t see coming, Sharon Bolton is back in an explosive new thriller about a woman on the run…

21 thoughts on “Book Review – The Split by Sharon Bolton @AuthorSJBolton @orionbooks @TrapezeBooks @alexxlayt

  1. I can’t believe this is your first Sharon Bolton book, she is an author that writes great thrillers just like those you love. Glad you have taken the plunge. This one sounds amazing and I think I will listen to the audiobook as well. Great review Shalini.

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  2. This book sounds wonderful! I’m not good with audio books – my attention span is way too short for them – but I’m sure I would enjoy reading it ❀️

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  3. Not my taste, but it does sound REALLY good–and twisted! I don’t think I’ve ever heard you praise an audio like that; it must have really been powerful.

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    1. I started with ebook, then went to audio and quite enjoyed the atmosphere it gave me. I am a slow listener, generally I switch back to ebook, in this I stayed with audio until the end

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