Author Tim Adler
Publisher Urbane Publications
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
So begins HOLD STILL, a nerve-twisting thriller from bestselling author Tim Adler. How much do we really know about those we love? Kate is visiting Albania with her husband Paul, a much needed break from Paul’s stressful website business.
‘Hold still,’ says Kate, taking a picture as Paul steps onto the hotel room balcony. ‘We’ll always be together,’ Paul responds. Suddenly there is screaming below and a blaring car horn. Kate stares down from the balcony at the broken body of her husband lying lifeless in the street.
Overcome with grief, Kate can’t accept the truth of Paul’s tragic death, and replays the incident over and over again, searching her pictures for a vital clue to what really happened. When she meets the enigmatic Priest at a grief support group, they journey together into a dangerous world of violence and secrets as Kate realises what Paul really meant when he said he would never leave her…
What did I think?
The first chapter of this book had me intrigued and Tim Adler kept my attention the whole way through. ‘Hold Still’ had a lot of similarities to Dead Secret in regards to the storyline of uncovering family secrets. I love this style of book and I personally don’t think that you can beat it!
‘Hold Still’ is full of surprises and keeps you in suspense the whole way and Adler’s writing style is such a joy to read. The book is effortless to read and almost impossible to put down. Adler has written a brilliant psychological thriller that kept me wanting more and more. Along with all of this, Adler managed to keep me in the dark the whole way through, while deep down I suspected something awry was going on, at no point did I think that Adler was able to take it in the direction that he could.
My main issue with most books that I read is the ending. More often than not they let me down and make me feel a little deflated after what was such a great read. This, however, does not apply to ‘Hold Still’. I feel that Adler has finished the book perfectly and while not fully ‘closed’ on the characters lives, he insinuates the way their lives are going to go.
A fantastic read and I really thank Matthew at Urbane Publications and Tim Adler for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my review! Can’t wait to read more of Adler’s work!!!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?