Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara today as part of the 20 books of summer challenge. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Every town has its secrets. Lesley Kara knows them all . . .
It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around.
Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She’s going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she’s wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won’t stop until she learns that some mistakes can’t be corrected.
Some mistakes, you have to pay for…
In this story we follow Astrid who has reluctantly returned home to live with her mother. All the while attempting to remain sober and try to keep her troubles at bay. However it really isn’t going to be that easy especially when the past simply refuses to let go. Someone knows all of her secrets and is determined to make her pay!
Well, it’s safe to say that I was taken on quite a twisty journey with Astrid. Even after finishing this book I still can’t quite make my mind up about her. Astrid is definitely weighed down by guilt and secrets from her past. There is a darkness that surrounds her and this adds an extra depth to the book. Especially as the reader gets to experience her life with addiction. Then add in the mystery over who could be behind everything and I found myself turning those pages determined to discover it all.
The pacing of Who Did You Tell? is pretty good and I definitely got a feel for Astrid’s deepening despair. Seeing the way her life is slowly but surely spiralling out of control. This in turn all brings a certain amount of tension because I really wasn’t quite sure what would happen next. There are a few characters I suspected and I kept chopping and changing my mind. So I definitely enjoyed the fact that I was kept on my toes.
Who Did You Tell? is a book that I could lose myself in. It is filled with secrets, a dark atmosphere and kept me guessing throughout!