Monday, 28 January 2019

Blog Tour ~ Apple of My Eye by Claire Allan



Jaffareadstoo is delighted to host today's stop on the Apple of My Eye Blog Tour


Avon Books
24 January 2019

My thanks to the publishers and to Sabah for the invitation to be part of this blog tour

When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

My thoughts about it..

With mixed feelings about her six month pregnancy, and a constant sensation of nausea, Eliana needs to use every ounce of her strength to maintain both her relationship with her husband, Martin, and also her demanding job as a Senior Staff Nurse in a hospice. When a note arrives at her work place claiming that Martin is  being unfaithful, the seeds of doubt are sown, and Eliana discovers that her settled life is about to take a very different, and difficult, direction. With her doubts about her marriage escalating, Eliana turns to someone she knows she can trust for comfort and reassurance.

What then follows is a cleverly controlled psychological suspense story which is expertly told by two very different narrators. Two people who you know you should trust to get the story right, however, there are elements of doubt in each story line and that is what make reading this book so compelling. The author certainly knows how to keep the tension alive with twists and turns appearing on every page, and whilst I had, sort of, sussed out quite early on just what was going on and with whom, there were still some cleverly contrived moments which took me completely surprised.

I read the book in one sitting as the story intrigued me and kept me turning the pages. I especially liked the hospice references and thought that this section of the story was particularly well written, so extra kudos to the author for writing about hospice care so thoughtfully.

Apple of My Eye is a clever and suspenseful psychological thriller, and fans of this author's previous book, Her Name was Rose, will be delighted with this latest offering from this talented writer.





A former journalist and columnist, Claire Allan has been writing fiction since 2006.

An Irish Times bestseller, she has tackled issues from post-natal depression, infertility, and dementia through to writing a based-on-a-true-story book about a couple reunited after 50 years apart. She has now decided to unleash her dark side!

Married with two children, two cats and a mad puppy she is happiest lost in a good book. She has kissed Michael Buble.



Twitter @ClaireAllan #AppleofMyEye

@AvonBooksUK





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