Blog Tour: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell @Sarahlovescrime @OrendaBooks

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Bo Luxton has it all—a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers’ retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops. Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

You’ve probably seen other reviews for Exquisite. They’ve been short and sweet, telling you to read it as soon as possible, otherwise, you might already know too much. I agree with those reviews, but I wanted to add some of my thoughts too, because after all, I always want to know what I’m going to find when I choose to read a book.

Exquisite is a classic psychological thriller. If you enjoy twisty plots, dual points of view and toxic relationships, you’ll probably love this one too. On the other hand, if you’re growing tired of the genre, I’m afraid you should maybe wait a bit and read it in a few months. I still think you should read it anyway. The perks are many: it’s not long, the writing is beautiful yet simple enough so you can keep turning the pages and, my favorite, you never know what to think. This is the story of a friendship that develops into something more, but… whose side are you on?

Exquisite is, as you could expect, completely addictive. The moment I started it, I knew it would be a quick read and I ended up devouring the whole book in about 3 hours. It was the perfect Sunday morning if you ask me. There was never a dull moment and I enjoyed it immensely.

I must admit that I was quite confused when I finished the book. I thought there had been a big twist but I wasn’t sure I had understood everything. After sharing my thoughts with other bloggers, I realized that I was the one imagining weird stuff. I simply read too much into things and you all know I have a twisted mind. In the end, the right explanation was the simplest one. I’m not going to lie, though, I think I prefer my ending 😉

ARC, Orenda Books, 2017

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

30 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell @Sarahlovescrime @OrendaBooks

  1. Off all the reviews I’ve read for this one, yours has me the most intrigued! I’m glad to hear it’s a quick read, I may squeeze it in this week 😊 If I’m not amazed by the twist, I will be coming to you for that alternate version of events lol

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    1. Haha I’m glad! It wasn’t my favorite book, I think I expected something else, but it was a super quick read and I couldn’t stop reading. I still like my twist better lol

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  2. I loved the book but I had to re-read the ending and then think about it. Like you I first imagined something else!

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  3. Okay, now I am intrigued about the ending. Perfect review Annie, short and sweet :-). I like a good, addictive read so will definitely check this one out.

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  4. Like you said, I’ve been seeing this EVERYWHERE! I’m interested in it but the whole toxic relationships bit has me taking a step back tbh… You know my tastes well, do you think I’d like this one?

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