Tuesday, 8 October 2019

#BlogTour The Family by Louise Jensen

Today it's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour The Family by Louise Jensen.

About the Author
Louise Jensen is a global No.1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Louise has sold over a million English language books and her novels have been sold for translation to twenty-fine territories, as well as being featured on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers' lists. Lousie was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award and the Guardian's Not the Booker 2018. the Gift has been optioned for TV and film.

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About the book
Could one Mother's mistake cost her daughter everything?
Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly  home.

But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new 'family', sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go.

Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret but Alex and his family aren't the only ones with something to hide. just as Laura has been digging into their past, they've been digging into hers and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in, and why they'll never let them leave...

Louise is vulnerable and so is her young daughter Tilly, which makes them both the perfect targets. The fact they have been isolated and scorned by their community, because they are being blamed for the illness of a young girl, makes them even more of a target. Even their own family has distanced themselves from the two of them.

Having to cope with the death of husband and father on top of the blame being thrown around by everyone has brought the two of them close to breaking point. The last drip in the barrel is the financial ruin facing their family and the bullying Tilly has to endure on a daily basis.

Although this is a psychological thriller with slowly building tension and a very credible plot, it's also a warning message in a way. There are plenty of people that find themselves in vulnerable positions during their lifetimes and there is always someone out there willing to take advantage of them. So-called development and spiritual communes that are often nothing more than a cult led by some egomaniac.

Jensen starts the story with an ordinary scenario of loss and grief, which she then turns into something far more sinister and deadly. Nothing is what it seems in any of the families in this story.

The author places the word family under a microscope and lets readers examine what it means within the confines of these different structures. Does it mean blood, friends or just those who support us in both good and bad times?

It's a fast-paced psychological thriller with plenty of secrets, lies and betrayals.

Buy The Family at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: HQ; pub date 3rd Oct. 2019. Paperback - £7.99 - Available in eBook and Audio. Buy at Amazon com.

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