Book Review: Guilt

I’ve always been weirdly fascinated by twins and spent my childhood wishing I had an identical twin sister as a sidekick. After reading Guilt though I can’t help but feel glad to be an only child…

The Plot…

Zara and Miranda are non-identical twins and other than being sisters, they don’t have much else in common. Miranda is sensible and practical, Zara is breezy and laid back. Despite this they’ve always been close, they’re twins after all.

Once Zara meets Seb, her charismatic new boyfriend, everything begins to change. Pitting the sisters against each other in a psychological battle, Seb isn’t the perfect guy Zara thinks he is and Miranda knows it.

As secrets and lies begin to unravel one of the sisters ends up dead, but which one? And which one ends up behind bars for her murder?

The Good…

The thing I liked most about this book was how fast it was. There was no hanging around setting the scene for 6 chapters. It got straight into the action from page one and you don’t take your foot off the gas until the very end. The ultra-fast pace was complimented by short and snappy chapters which I LOVE, gal can’t be doing with a chapter that takes up your whole sitting.

The main event, the killing, actually happens in the first chapter and the rest of the book then switches between the past and the present and the viewpoints of Miranda, Zara and Seb as you begin to piece together exactly what happens and, which twin ends up dead. Because of this you spend the whole book doing your best Miss Marple impression trying to piece together all of the clues.

The Bad…

I can’t lie and say I was fully hooked on this book. I’m not sure if I was trying to read it at the wrong time (I had just started a new job and my social calendar was fuller than ever, not that I’m complaining) but I just didn’t find myself desperate to read it like is often the case once I get stuck into a good psychological thriller.

That being said it is a top notch read and one that should definitely be on your radar, just be more realistic than I was about how much time you actually have to dedicate to enjoying this and you’ll be fine.

Make sure you follow the blog tour for Guilt below!

Guilt book review

 

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