I will start with an apology: I’m sorry this review isn’t as good as usual. I can’t express to you how much I loved this book but when it came to writing a review, I really struggled to find the right words! Words like “JUST READ IT”, “AMAZING” and “TOOK ME BY SURPRISE”, popped into my head, but when it came to writing some further analysis of the plot and writing style, I was stumped. Does this happen to any of my fellow bloggers? I find it most frustrating; particularly as it usually happens to books that I have absolutely adored and therefore I am disappointed that my review isn’t screaming out how good it is!
Enough. I have apologised. Onto the review…
I was obsessed with this book and could not put it down!
Annie is about to take her life on the Waterloo Bridge, she’s lost everything – her flat and her best friend; with no money and a determination to not work on the streets again – Annie believes death is the only way.
Until a handsome stranger stops her and offers her a new life. Straight away I was suspicious, why would a young rich gentleman bring a penniless prostitute into his house? What is he after?
It appears at first that he wants to use Annie as his new muse, for Francis is an artist, with a piece currently in the London Royal Academy and after more fame.
Annie is willing to pose for his paintings and who can blame her? Francis has given her a warm place to live, clothes, food, money, books… everything she could ever imagine.
Francis looks at Annie with such adoration… and yet, he isn’t interested in her romantically – why?
I was completely under the spell of this plot; it was dark and endearing, to the point that I yearned to find out more about Francis. The tension of a hidden motive sizzled in the background of every page.
Fiorato’s writing style is incredible; every part of this plot draws you in.
If you are a fan of the thriller genre, you will absolutely love this book!
Thank you Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with a copy through bookbridgr, I am so grateful that you introduced me to a fantastic author
The paperback version is out this Thursday (8th February) so go and add it to your wish-lists NOW!
Until next time, Chloé x
I’m sure it happens to all of us and yes, often with books I loved and I just can’t find the words to express it.
Glad it’s not just me. I always feel so bad, as I want my readers to really understand when I absolutely loved a book. I suppose maybe that’s a tip for my readers: if I say it’s amazing and the review is short = best book ever! 🤣
I think your love comes across quite nicely and it’s pretty convincing. I’m curious about his motive already! Intriguing!
It’s a shocker! You’d love it!
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I think I’ll steal and paraphrase that top bit of the review for my own blog!😂
Haha. Feel free to! 👌🏼
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