Monday, July 17, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Dark Saturday

About Dark Saturday

• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 11, 2017)

LOUISE PENNY says Nicci French's books are "fabulous."

JOSEPH FINDER says they're "in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson."

And TAMI HOAG calls them "truly unique."

Enter the world of NICCI FRENCH with Dark Saturday, an electrifying, sophisticated psychological thriller about past crimes and present dangers, featuring an unforgettable protagonist...

A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since.

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family — that she might, in fact, be innocent.

As Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she's up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing — even kill again.

Utterly compelling and enthralling, Dark Saturday speeds readers down a twisting trail of secrets, suspense, and murder.

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Review:  I was in a serious reading rut before I started this book.  This book grabs you from the very first page. I really can't say who I found more interesting, Frieda or Hannah, though by Hannah, I mean her story, as her mental state doesn't allow her to really be a character in this book.

The story is so complex and fascinating that I didn't want to put it down. I haven't read a book in a very long time, where I was desperate to learn what happens next.

It is actually the sixth book in a series and you can definitely tell its a series, but you can also read it as a stand alone. (Though I found myself very curious as to the events that took place before this book took place) I think if I had a choice, I probably would have read the previous books first, because a lot of what happened in Frieda's past plays a part in this story. It doesn't make it confusing, it really just makes you want to know more about it.

The story involves an old case where 18 year old Hannah was accused of the murder of her family. Thirteen years later you see the holes in the case, of which there are many. Frieda is sent to interview Hannah to see if she would be a problem in a current case against an officer.

That's when things start going crazy. There's are two subplots that involve residents of the mental hospital were Hannah is incarcerated and then another sup-plot involving Frieda, which is obviously a series story arc. (This is where it makes it better if you have read the other books)

As Frieda works to uncover what really happened to Hannah's parents you are introduced to some really odd characters, including Hannah's father and a odd crime obsessed hoarder/blogger that is obsessed with Hannah's case.

This book was gripping. I hate using words like that because they are so trite, but this word truly fits this book.

Rating: 5 Flowers

About Nicci French

Nicci French is the pseudonym of English wife-and-husband team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their acclaimed novels of psychological suspense have sold more than 8 million copies around the world.

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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like a fantastic series! I need to make time to read all these books asap.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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