I want to thank Bloodhound Books and Linda Huber for the advanced ebook copy and blog tour spot in exchange for my honest review!
Secrets. Lies. Murder.
When Leo decides to go into business with his mother-in-law he soon realises his mistake. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter, Ashley, has her own reasons for hating her mother. The atmosphere is toxic and old wounds refuse to heal.
Next door, eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents argue constantly and her grandmother, who lives with them, is approaching death.
Soon these two families will collide and the consequences might just be fatal…
My Thoughts: 3/5 stars!
I’ll say right off the bat, this book deals with the topic of assisted suicide. This is a difficult topic for many – so I wanted to get that out there right away! DEATH WISH by Linda Huber definitely felt like more of a domestic drama throughout rather than a psychological thriller.
Leo soon realizes he’s made a mistake going into business with his mother-in-law. This is causing problems between him and his girlfriend Ashley. The only solution? To get her out of their home as soon as possible and at any means necessary. Next door, the family is experiencing similar issues with their mother living with them. Only she’s very ill. Joya, only 8 years old, is trying to figure out what is truly wrong with her mother.
The prologue started the book strong, but kept me thinking where this would continue to go. The pacing is much slower than normal psychological thrillers and, like I mentioned earlier, I feel this would fall into the domestic drama genre. I did enjoy all of the characters and their development – you really learn to hate some characters. The internal battle of Marine became a tad repetitive throughout the novel and I was hoping for more from that.
I think I took some off my rating because there were some inconsistencies throughout the book that made it difficult. However, there were some realistic moments considering the topic at hand. The ending did pick up the pace in terms of suspense – I just wish that came a little sooner!
Overall, if you want a domestic drama with some good and frustrating characters dealing with a realistic topic, then be sure to pick up DEATH WISH!
About the Author:
Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of guinea pigs.
Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her seventh novel, Death Wish, will be published by Bloodhound Books in August 2017.