Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Jenny at Hodder for the invite to join the tour and for my lovely copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ailsa Tilson moves with her husband and children to Trinity Fields in search of the new.
New project – a house to renovate. New people – no links to the past. New friends – especially her next-door neighbour, the lonely Verity, who needs her help.
Verity has lived in Trinity Fields all her life. She’s always resisted change. Her home and belongings are a shield, a defence to keep the outside world at bay. But something about the Tilsons piques her interest.
Just as her ivy creeps through the shared garden fence, so Verity will work her way into the Tilson family.
And once they realise how formidable she can be, it might well be too late.
In Finders, Keepers we meet Ailsa and Verity. Even though these two women are very different they strike up a friendship of sorts. What follows is an intense story with an ominous edge. I often repeat this phrase but I do love a flawed character! Luckily for me this book has a brilliant selection of them. The majority of the characters showed an untrustworthy nature which of course also made me ever so curious about them. Even though these two women become close there is also a hint of something left unsaid or that their actions have an air of mystery to them. It’s safe to say I found myself completely immersed in their lives.
The plot could easily be classed as a slow burn and I thought the author did a wonderful job of drawing me in. I especially enjoyed the dual timeline to this story. Seeing the snippets from when Verity and Ailsa first met along with the parts set in the present day. With each chapter bringing up more clues and information to help unravel what happened. Let’s just say that there is a dark undercurrent running throughout this story. It envelops everything from the story to the characters. This feeling of being unsure over who to trust and what to believe made this story even more intriguing for me. I guess you never can quite tell what goes on behind closed doors. Sabine Durrant slowly but surely opens these doors and what I found was a dark tale of obsession and secrets!