Friday, 24 August 2018

#BlogTour Somewhere Between the Silences by Lydia T. Kelly

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Somewhere Between the Silences by Lydia Kelly, Helen Rogers-Williams (Illustrator). It's a fast-paced psychological thriller with an unusual ending, which promises further encounters with Katy.

About the Author
Born and raised in Buckinghamshire, favourite book since I was 11 is Pride and Prejudice. Loved to write even as a child.Moved to Tenerife in 2014, came back to England in 2015 and gave birth to my beautiful son in February 2016.
Diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2017, writing allows an enormous release, almost like slowly combing knots from your hair. Writing gives me a chance to express experiences that perhaps are too challenging to discuss outside of fiction.
Studying for a degree in English Literature, The Arts Past and Present, Spanish and Law, and work in a secondary school, mainly supporting children with special educational needs. Will get out of bed even if it’s 3am just to make n+ot+es of potential plots or character profiles.
Can never write one book at a time, currently in the middle of 4 (all due out by end of 2018):
A Poisoned Apple
The Wolf in Mine
A Single Mum’s Guide to Life (Dating, Depression and Down Right Disasters)
Ella’s not-so Fairytale

Follow @LydiaKelly3 on Twitter
Buy Somewhere Between the Silences

About the book
Somewhere Between the Silences is a short, sharp psychological thriller, revealing the sinister truth of what lengths one man will go to, to keep his secrets silenced. Katy Young was a radiant and out-going young woman in the prime of her life, longing for a new adventure with the man she loved. That was until Katy was involved in a hair-raising accident which caused seemingly irreversible damage to her memory; it now falls upon her adoring husband to revive those absent aspects of her past. To look at, Ryan Young is a stereotypical man in his thirties, works hard and clearly dotes upon his wife and their only son, Aaron. But, beneath the surface lurks a monster, capable of unimaginable destruction. Katy is well aware she does not exist in a regular marriage but how much of her past life has her husband repressed to keep control of his wife? Recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

Imagine having a seemingly perfect life, with a husband and child, and yet somewhere in the back of your mind there is a niggle of doubt. A slither of suspicion weaving its way slowly through her entire body and mind. A lot of her suspicion is perhaps easily explained by the severe brain trauma and memory loss she suffered after a severe road traffic accident.

Her husband is increasingly violent during their sexual encounters, and rape is his idea of fun rough sex, which is obviously 'consensual' in his mind because they are married. Slowly buried memories start resurfacing, which calls everything she thinks is true into question, including the fact she is allegedly married to Ryan. Her questions and doubts put herself and others in danger. Rocking the boat is a bad idea when you are cast adrift in a sea of memory loss.

I adore the cover, (Illustrator - Helen Rogers-Williams), it is hauntingly beautiful and yet it doesn't seem to accurately reflect the content. Unless the roots and the branches of the tree are supposed to represent the memories buried deep inside Katy and the ones she cannot grasp or retrieve at all any more.

At times it is a little disjointed and as fuzzy as the memories Katy is trying to grab and hold on to. Where are all the people from her life before the accident, and the poor baby is almost an afterthought somewhere in the background. Less haste more details.

The ending leaves enough room for further ventures into this twisted game of control and obsession. Nothing is as it seems, and nobody is without blame in this situation. Will Katy ever get the peace and justice she deserves?

It's a fast-paced psychological thriller with an unusual ending, which promises further encounters with Katy.

Buy Somewhere Between the Silences at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.

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