Wednesday, 1 June 2016

** BLOG TOUR ** My Girl by Jack Jordan



My Girl is due for publication on 4th July 2016. You can find out more about purchasing here. My thanks to Jack for inviting me on to the blog tour for this book. 


Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man. 

She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house. 

Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death? 

Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets. 

But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me. 

From the bestselling author of Anything for Her, Jack Jordan's My Girl is the new chilling thriller that you won't want to miss.

My Thoughts:

I have made no secret of the fact that this author's debut novel Anything for Her was on my list of best books last year. I knew that book wasn't going to be his only book and that he showed amazing talent and promise. I am so delighted that he has gone from strength to strength. You can see my review and interview for that book here.

I was absolutely delighted to be quoted on the front cover of this book, the first time that has ever happened to me. I promise however that this fact hasn't affected my review. 

This is one of the tricky books to review, as I can't tell you much about the plot. I can tell you that it is a Psychological thriller that managed to scare me. At 240 pages this book is fairly short, shorter than I am used to. I would have been just as happy for it to be longer, although it worked well as it was. It was full of the usual suspense, tension and dramatic build up that I have come to expect from this author. 

Paige is struggling, both with the bottle and the double tragedy that has beset her life. She doesn't know where to turn or how to move on. She also doesn't understand why these things have happened to her. Peculiar things start happening, but she imagined them, didn't she? Then she finds a gun in the house that must have belonged to her husband. What was it doing there, and what secrets was her husband keeping?

Paige was the best written character by far and I think the author managed to write her story very well. I think that this book could have afforded a few more chapters that were dedicated to fleshing out of the characters that bit more, so we got more of a sense of how they were feeling and got a deeper sense of what they were actually like. This in no way spoiled the story for me, but it wouldn't be right for me not to mention it, the plot wasn't affected by this in any way.

There is a moment part of the way through when I promise that I nearly fell of my chair. Very rarely have I actually gasped loudly when reading, so much so that my partner had to ask if I was OK. This is slightly unfair as I can't possibly tell you what this moment in the book refers to. You will need to read it for that. I can tell you though that I never would have guessed in a million years what the big twist was, but all of the minor plot threads weaved in to this big twist and everything suddenly made sense. 

I found this book to be intriguing, dark and disturbing. However that being said the author tackled the book with a certain amount of empathy, so that the plot remained bearable and plausible.

What I like about this author is that he writes stories that challenge and shock, he isn't afraid to push the boundaries of what we expect. He writes with grit, enthusiasm and passion and manages to deliver on all fronts. 

An entertaining and engaging thriller from a writer that goes from strength to strength. Most definitely read this one if you like to be shocked. If you like plots that intrigue and challenge, give this one a read and let me know what you thought.



About the Author:

Jack Jordan lives in East Anglia, England. He is an introvert disguised as an extrovert, an intelligent person who can say very unintelligent things, and a self-confessed bibliomaniac with more books than sense. 'My Girl' is Jack Jordan's second novel.

You can follow him on Twitter @_JackJordan_
or have a look at his website

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