Friday, 16 October 2015

Book Review - 24 Hours by Claire Seeber - Blog Tour

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Title: 24 Hours
Author: Claire Seeber
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookoutre
Publication Date: 9th October 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Here today. Dead tomorrow?

My best friend, Emily, is dead – killed last night in a hotel fire. 
But it was meant to be me. 
Now I have 24 hours to find my daughter. 
Before he finds out I’m still alive. 

24 Hours is a fast-paced, intelligent psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.

Utterly unputdownable, read this brilliant book in 2 sittings, and that's only because I made the error of starting it before I went to bed. Had I not been tired, I would have read it front to back in one go. 

Laurie is fearful for her daughters life, she has no idea if she can get to her in time, but knows she has to try everything in her power to get back to her daughter, before whoever she believes is after her, gets to Polly. You see Laurie was believed to be dead after a fire, but it was really her best friend Emily who died, but Laurie is convinced she was the intended target.

During 24 Hours, the chapters alternate between the present, each chapter being an hour further forward in time, counting the 24 hours out, and the past, which explains a lot of the lead up to this day, including the various people that Laurie believes could be out to get her. 

This is an incredibly fast paced, adrenalin causing, story, as it is a race against time. You spend your time willing Laurie to get where she needs to be, while groaning at any point a new obstacle is put in her way. And during the past scenes, I found I could just about understand some of her decisions, while thinking, "what on earth are you doing?". 

Toward the end I was feeling a bit anti-climatic, as although I hadn't quite put everything together, I think I was expecting a bit more final drama, and then there was one final revelation that I just didn't see coming at all, which took my breath away. 

This was the first book I had read by Claire Seeber, and I can see why she has been snapped up by Bookoutre, clearly a very talented author. I can sometimes be left feeling a bit 'meh' after a psychological thriller, if it doesn't grip fully, but let me assure you, you won't be thinking that after this one. My heart is still pounding as I write this, and I was completely immersed in Laurie's race against time. 

Thanks so much to Bookoutre and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

What a fabulous book! Thank you so much to Kim Nash for approaching me to be part of this blog tour. 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, Rachel! You did it again! Sold! Bad girl! ;) Fab review! Well done, Claire! :) xx


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