Knowing You by Samantha Tonge

I’m delighted to be part of the blog blitz today for this fantastic book on publication day. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blitz.

About the book:
An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret…

Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement home.

However, when her relationship with Lenny begins to falter, Violet, hurt and alone, seeks the advice of her new flatmate, Bella. She changes her image and with her head held high aims to show that she doesn’t need Lenny in her life to be happy and successful.

Her long-term friends Mable and Farah worry about Bella’s influence and slowly Violet starts to distance herself from them. When she was a child, her closest confidant and companion was a boy called Flint. Her mother didn’t approve of their closeness and he suffered a terrible end. She won’t let the same thing happen to Bella, no matter what anyone says…

Knowing You is about friendship and knowing who to trust with your deepest secrets; it’s about taking control of your life and not being afraid to stand out. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Amanda Prowse

My Review

It’s difficult to even do this book justice in a review. It’s completely absorbing and gripping.

I liked Violet as a character, and as she began to transform herself, I felt that she was losing her true self. We don’t get much insight into Bella when she arrives first, but I didn’t feel that she was good for Violet, and disliked her.

The insight into the world of publishing was fascinating and I was delighted that book bloggers even get a mention!

The tension builds slowly in the novel, and as we find out more about Violet’s childhood I really wanted to find out what had happened to Flint.

When the ending comes, there’s such a shock. I can’t say anything about this for fear of spoiling it, but just read this book, it’s amazing.

A shocking, tense and astonishingly clever and honest book. It’s a superb psychological thriller, but with so much more. It will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About Samantha Tonge
Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.


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