Saving April - Sarah A. Denzil

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Official Blurb:

Do you ever really know your neighbours?
Hannah Abbott is afraid of the world. Plagued by anxiety, she lives an isolated, uneventful life in suburban Yorkshire. She rarely leaves her house, and her only friend is Edith, her elderly neighbour. But when the Mason family moves in across the street, Hannah's quiet life is changed forever.
They seem perfect, with their pretty teenage daughter, April, and their public displays of affection. But one day, Hannah sees April place an unsettling sign in the window, and has to make a choice.
Laura Mason is sick of pretending everything is okay. To everyone else she has a beautiful family, a good job, and a loving husband. But behind closed doors, nothing is what it seems.
A family broken by lies.
A woman traumatized by a dark past.
A child caught in the crossfire.
Who will save April?

My Thoughts:

This was a fast-paced and gripping read. At only 240 pages, the story flies by and is perfect if you are after a quick psychological thriller that will keep you guessing throughout. The chapters themselves are short and fast too, and they seem to even quicken the pace, at only 1 minute long each, as you are reading the climax of the story.
There are two points of view being presented to you. One from Hannah, who has lived on Cavendish Road for a number of years but is somewhat of a recluse and has an unknown dark past. The other is Laura, who is the new kid on the block and has moved in with her husband and daughter April. Each point of view you are taking at face value until the other questions what has just happened. This is very cleverly executed and leaves you wondering what is going on, who to believe and not confused, but certainly perplexed.
The events unfold quite quickly, as the book isn’t long enough for them to be dragged out, and this certainly keeps your attention and makes you want to keep turning the page to find out what is going on.
I didn’t have any preconceptions as I was reading, I couldn’t second guess anything, other than I thought Hannah might be wrong with her accusations. The twists completely knocked me for six, I didn’t see them coming, didn’t expect them, and they were a welcome surprise. I thought it was carried out and finalised perfectly. Nothing is left unsaid, and everything is explained. Overall, a perfect psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Saving April
by Sarah A. Denzil
Date Started
12th June 2019
Date Finished
13th June 2019
Rating
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