Book Review – The Glade

Well hello to you lovely folks… It’s time for me to tell you about another book I’ve just read

The Glade by Harmony Kent

Book blurb: This gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller will have you thinking twice about booking that idyllic cottage in the country. Nothing in this woodland paradise within the Forest of Dean is what it seems.

GladeThe Wenstrops have it all: health, wealth, and happiness. Until everything falls apart. Helen gets arrested for murder, and yet is either unable or unwilling to give a defence. During her detention, vital evidence goes missing and tensions run high.

Meanwhile, in the woods, malignant forces gather power.

This sensational second novel by acclaimed author Harmony Kent will have you alternately laughing, crying, and gripping the edge of your seat as this roller-coaster ride of a plot unfolds. It will keep you guessing through its many twists and turns, and hijack your attention right up until you turn the final page. This book has it all: murder, intrigue, the supernatural, a broken marriage, a love affair, courage against impossible odds, suspense, and high drama.

“Expertly written, the book keeps you guessing at every turn. What can I say? You really have to read this book … if you’re brave enough!”—Review by Fantasy Queen

The Glade is an IndieB.R.A.G.Medallion honoree, and an Official Selection for the New Apple Book Awards 2015.

My rating: 5/5

My thoughts:  This is the first book I’ve read by this author so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect but it sounded like something that would appeal to me so I thought I would give it a go.

The story opens with a woman being arrested for her husband’s murder but even that isn’t as simple as it sounds and, with scenes alternating between past and present, we discover what lead to that murder and also why it wasn’t actually a murder in any real sense of the word.

You would imagine that moving to live in a beautiful glade in the Forest of Dean would be a good thing and for Helen it turns out to be a true life saver, but at a cost that might not be worth the price after all.

Life in the Glade might seem idylic to start with but there are forces lurking out there that have their own agenda and they wont be denied.

It’s hard to fully describe this book without giving away too many spoilers and that truly would spoil the story – but if you like a good creepy story that will make you think and also declare several times “I didn’t see that coming” then this will be a good read for you.

There are twists and turns, betrayals and violence, fear and evil forces and the stark warning – if the locals warn you to stay away from a glade in the woods they might just know something!!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Book Review – The Glade

  1. Thanks so much for reading my book and taking the trouble to leave a review. And what a GREAT review it is! I am thrilled you liked it so much 🙂 Have a lovely week!

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