I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Wilderness by B.E. Jones and sharing my review today! With thanks to Emma at damppebbles blog tours for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s easy to die out there. It’s easy to kill too.
Two weeks, 1,500 miles, three opportunities for her husband to save his own life.
It isn’t about his survival – it’s about hers.
Shattered by the discovery of her husband’s affair, Liv knows they need to leave the chaos of New York to try to save their marriage. Maybe the roadtrip that they’d always planned, exploring America’s national parks, just the two of them, would help heal the wounds.
But what Liv hasn’t told her husband is that she has set him three challenges. Three opportunities to prove he’s really sorry and worthy of her forgiveness.
If he fails? Well, it’s dangerous out there. There are so many ways to die in the wilderness. And if it’s easy to die, then it’s easy to kill too.
If their marriage can’t survive, he can’t either.
Don’t you just love a flawed character? Or is that just me? Well Wilderness has a brilliant character that completely captured my attention. I loved Liv’s unpredictable nature, I was never quite sure how she would react in the situations she found herself in. A lot of her emotions are bottled up but the reader gets to experience her thoughts and feelings which gives the story an interesting if dark spin.
Wilderness is an edgy and tense story that easily pulled me in there isn’t just one thing that works in this story it is everything from the characters right through to the setting. I will admit that I have a soft spot for America’s National Parks and I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the places mentioned in this story so I think this made me love this book even more. However I still think that even if I hadn’t travelled there myself B.E. Jones easily set the scene. Which really helps to make you feel as if you are right there with the characters experiencing the beauty, the danger of nature and also what could happen if a person finally reaches their limit. Within a few chapters I found myself completely immersed in Wilderness it has this addictive edge that once I picked it up I didn’t want to put it down!
I’m trying to be as vague as I can regarding the plot because I loved every little surprise, twist and reveal. Wilderness is a dark story of obsession, revenge and forgiveness. I felt as if I was on the road trip of a lifetime but with dangerous and unexpected speed bumps perfectly placed to unsettle me every step of the way!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beverley Jones was born in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales, and started her ‘life of crime’ as a reporter on The Western Mail before moving into TV news with BBC Wales Today.
She covered all aspects of crime reporting before switching sides as a press officer for South Wales police, dealing with the media in criminal investigations, security operations and emergency planning.
Now a freelance writer she channels these experiences of ‘true crime,’ and the murkier side of human nature, into her dark, psychological thrillers set in and around South Wales.
Wilderness, her sixth crime novelfollows the release of Halfway by Little Brown in 2018.
Bev’s previous releases, Where She Went, The Lies You Tell, Make Him Pay and Fear The Dark are also available from Little Brown as e books.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beverley-Jones/e/B00F6I6XQG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1