I am super excited to share my review with you today on Blog Tour for Violet by SJI Holliday
Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone.
Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is also desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available.
When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend’s place.
Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel – because one of these women is not who she claims to be…
Everyone is raving about this book and now I have read it myself I can see why. It is everything a psychological thriller should be. The author draws you in right from the very start and holds you captive until the very end.
In this story we meet Carrie and Violet who are thrown together on a rather disturbing journey that will leave you gobsmacked. Violet is told in first person, which I am not normally a fan of but this book is amazing. Its creepy, its twisty, its atmospheric and so well written. The more I read the more I wanted to know. Do I need to go on?!
The character development is brilliant has we get to know them more and more throughout the story. There are some uncomfortable scenes and plenty of OMG ones. This is one of those stories that will have you questioning everything that happens. For me this is the authors best book yet. I was totally and utterly gripped. I loved everything about it even Violet, she really got in my head. Now I am left with a book hangover.
Like everyone is saying you must read this book. I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Anne Cater for a copy and for the having me on the Blog Tour.
About the Author
S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in East Lothian, Scotland. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham prize.
She has written three crime novels set in the fictional Scottish town of Banktoun, which are a mix of police procedural and psychological thriller. They are: “Black Wood”, “Willow Walk” and “The Damselfly” – all featuring the much loved character, Sergeant Davie Gray.
Her serial killer thriller “The Deaths of December” (written as Susi Holliday), featuring Detective Sergeant Eddie Carmine and Detective Constable Becky Greene was a festive hit in 2017.
Her spooky mystery “The Lingering” was released in September 2018.
Her latest book “Violet” – a psychological thriller set on the Trans-Siberian Express is out in September 2019.