Publisher: Orenda Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Bo Luxton has it all—a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers’ retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops. Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
I’m so thrilled to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for Exquisite today!
Well hello my new favorite psych thriller of 2017, I’ve been waiting to find you! This book was so completely and totally absorbing, it consumed me while I was reading it and I found myself enraptured by it. I know that it’s been getting quite a bit of hype for several months now, but it’s well deserved here. I remember several months ago when the cover was revealed and I just knew this was going to be a special book. It not only lived up to my expectations, it exceeded them and I think I officially have a giant book hangover now. But it’s totally worth it!
As far as the plot goes, I’m really hesitant to say anything beyond what the blurb reveals. All you really need to know is that it’s about a relationship between two women that turns obsessive, dangerous and rather ugly and twisted. It’s told from both of their points of view and it left my head spinning as I tried to work out who was telling the truth and who was lying. I changed my mind countless times and was so uncertain, this was a read that really gets under your skin.
Stovell has such an impressive writing style, I was mesmerized by how polished, sophisticated and smart it was. This was an intoxicating read about obsession with a darkly sexy, seductive feel that left me reeling. It was one of those books where you flip back to the prologue just to reread it now knowing what you do, things all fall into place and then you want to read the whole book again. If you like psychological thrillers this is a must read.
Overall rating: 5/5