Review: The Rumour

2020, May, REVIEW

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Author: Lesley
Pages: 304
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

| Synopsis |

When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . .
Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.
Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.
So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?

| My thoughts |

I was given this book was a gift from my step mum. I actually quite enjoyed this book. It was a page-turner, and the plot kept me intrigued. I didn’t gel with the characters as much as I hoped I would but I didn’t affect my rating on the book. 

I am using the CAWPILE spreadsheet put together by Gi, her channel is Book Roast on youtube. You rate each section out of 10, here are my results.

The rumour

I just didn’t have an emotional connection to any of the characters, they weren’t bad characters, they just weren’t for me.

I did have a theory about who was involved, which turned out to be slightly correct but there was still a twist. I think this is a solid debut and I will look into any other books by this author.

overall this was a solid debut.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

Happy Reading
xoxo

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