The Engagement by Samantha Hayes

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this superb book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Book Description:

You thought you had escaped him. Until he proposed to your daughter.

‘There’s someone I want you to meet,’ Belle says, as a man draws up to her side. He’s tall with dark hair and stubble on his square jaw. He’s not exactly smiling, but the corner of his mouth curls upwards as he slides his hand around my daughter’s waist.

I grab my husband’s arm to steady myself, as the room spins around me.

I stare into the man’s eyes – jet black. Nothing and everything hidden behind them.

Fear prickles my skin as I remember what he did.

How I only just escaped.

All the lies I’ve had to tell since.

‘I want you to meet Jack,’ Belle says, brimming with excitement. ‘He’s my fiancé.’ She rests her head on his shoulder. ‘Isn’t it exciting? We’re engaged!’

Fear hammers in my chest. I have to stop this.

My daughter’s life is in danger, and it’s all because of me…

A totally gripping psychological thriller from an Amazon No1. bestseller that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and have you gasping at the twists. Fans of The HousemaidGone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be flipping pages all night long!

My Review:

I’ve read quite a few books by Samantha Hayes and they are absolutely brilliant. This one is the best so far though, I was just completely gripped by it.

We find out quite early on in the story who Jack is, and it’s almost a slow-motion, waiting for the inevitable crash to happen feeling that completely ramps up the tension and had me totally consumed in the story and unable to put it down.

Knowing the danger that Belle is in makes the suspense even more unbearable and as the pace picks up it’s genuinely heart-pounding stuff.

The plot is very clever and drew me in completely to a world that is shocking and dark.

The ending is very dramatic and fast-paced and just finishes off this very thrilling book perfectly.

If you like exciting and jaw-dropping thrillers this is one of the best. Very original, completely consuming and addictive, this one will have you reading late into the night. Cancel everything and read it.

My Rating:

Author Bio:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

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