Today I am super exciting to share my review with you on publication day for Apartment 6 by Stuart James
Be careful what you wish for…
When Meagan was five years old her mother was viciously attacked and murdered.
Now an adult, she herself is the victim of an abusive relationship. Meagan is desperate to escape but doesn’t have the courage to leave.
So, when Meagan meets Oliver, a decent guy who is on the rebound after a failed relationship, the two strike up a connection. But when Meagan confesses that her husband is abusive, it leads Oliver down a dark and dangerous path.
Just how far would you go to protect someone?
Oliver is about to find out and be pushed to his very limits…
After reading Turn The Other way by Stuart I have been dying to sink my teeth into this beauty. I cannot begin to tell you how flipping gripping and pulse racing this story is. Talk about keeping you on the edge of your seat this is one hell of a nail biter. I thought I was going to have a heart attack LOL
In this story we meet Meagan who I couldn’t help but empathise with has we follow the story that is written from two different time lines alternating from the past and the present. We see the terror what Meagan goes through when she is 5. Then finds herself a victim in an abusive relationship has an adult. With each chapter leaving you wanting more. I couldn’t read this fast enough wanting to know what was going to happen next. The author takes you on a white knuckle ride has we live through Meagan’s journey.
So I am a quarter of the way through and the author throws me totally of track with a corker of a twist. What an OMG moment that was. There I am shouting at my kindle! From that moment the plot thickens and the tension mounts up.
Do be warned there are some dark, jaw dropping, uncomfortable scenes. But you all know me….the darker the better.This is one intense story. Not forgetting the OMG ending, I did not see that coming at all!
This story absolutely wowed me and I cannot recommend it enough. Giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Stuart for a copy and to Sarah Hardy for the blog tour invite.
I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.
I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.
My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.
This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.
I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.
I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.
To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness.
That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.
My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.
I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death.
A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party.
A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them.
A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.
I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.
I’m currently working on my new thriller, Apartment Six, which Will be released 29th of January.
I’m 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing.
I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.