The Lodger by Valerie Keogh

I’m delighted to be part of the tour today for this chilling book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

She’s in your home…

Leigh Simons can’t say for sure what made her do it. A moment of madness, perhaps, but when the young, loud and gorgeous waitress at her favorite coffee shop reveals she is homeless, Leigh offers her the empty room in her house.

In your head…

Gina is the perfect lodger; Leigh, lonely and frustrated with her life, becomes infatuated with the woman – her boldness, her zeal. If only Leigh could be more like Gina…

And missing without trace.

So when Leigh returns from a work trip she’s shocked to find Gina missing. Where could the young woman have gone…and why?

Leigh fears that something terrible has happened – why else would Gina leave her?

But as she sets out to find her missing lodger, what Leigh discovers changes everything she knows about Gina….and her own life, too.

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My Review –

This is a real spine-tingler of a book, it’s a slow and chilling tale.

I wasn’t too sure about Leigh as a character. She seemed to be someone who acts first and thinks later and her behaviour was a bit erratic and paranoid. But as it turns out, she does have reason to be worried.

It’s very hard to know who to trust in this book, and there are quite a few twists and revelations along the way.

There is something about this book that just drew me in, and crept up on me, and I soon found myself addicted. A series of seemingly small events all add up to really increase the tension and it’s very hard to put down once you get into it.

A very intriguing and compelling book, I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good mysterious and suspenseful story.

My Rating –

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Author Bio –

Valerie Keogh is the internationally bestselling author of several psychological thrillers and crime series, most recently published by Bloodhound. She originally comes from Dublin but now lives in Wiltshire and worked as a nurse for many years. Her first thriller for Boldwood will be published in August 2022.

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