Thursday, 8 April 2021

#BlogTour The Imposter by Anna Wharton

 

It's my turn on the BlogTour The Imposter by Anna Wharton.

About the Author

Anna Wharton has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than twenty years, writing for newspapers including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia and Red. She was formally an executive editor at The Daily Mail. Anna has ghostwritten four memoirs including the Sunday Times bestseller Somebody I Used To Know and Orwell Prize longlisted CUT: One Woman’s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today. The Imposter is her first novel.

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About the book

Chloe lives a quiet life. Working as a newspaper archivist in the day and taking care of her Nan in the evening, she's happy simply to read about the lives of others as she files away the news clippings from the safety of her desk. But there's one story that she can't stop thinking about. The case of Angie Kyle - a girl, Chloe's age, who went missing as a child. A girl whose parents never gave up hope.

When Chloe's Nan gets moved into a nursing home, leaving Chloe on the brink of homelessness, she takes a desperate step: answering an ad to be a lodger in the missing girl's family home. It could be the perfect opportunity to get closer to the story she's read so much about. But it's not long until she realizes this couple aren't all they seem from the outside . . .

But with everyone in the house hiding something, the question is – whose secrets are the most dangerous?

Review

Chloe struggles with her identity, perhaps because it is neither here nor there, and now her Nan is suffering from dementia her identity is slipping away from the only family she knows. When you add that frustration to a boring job, it's easy to see how she could be swept up by a mysterious disappearance.

A young child who simply vanished one day many decades ago. Parents who still hope for some news, whether good or bad. Chloe becomes absolutely fascinated by the correlation between the blanks in her own childhood and this young child. One could say a little obsessed.

As the obsession with fantasy merges into reality the reader isn't sure if Chloe is on the brink of a revelation, a breakdown or has she found herself in the web of a murderous spider?

It reminded me of the way Kubica plots - there is always this insidious and nefarious thread woven into the fabric of the story. You think you know where the author is going, but just as you get comfortable there is a sharp left. Victim, villain, damaged individual - which is it or is at all three?

It's an engrossing dark domestic psychological thriller, definitely a story for readers who like their crime twisty, tense and unpredictable. 

Buy the Imposter at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Mantle; pub date 1st April - Hardback - £14.99. Buy at Waterstones.

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