Author Stephen May
Publisher Sandstone Press
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Mark Chadwick is cycling home from work, eager to get back to his pregnant wife Katy and two children, when he sees the police calling at his house. He knows exactly why they are there and he knows that the world he has carefully constructed over twenty deliberately uneventful years is about to fall apart. He could lose everything.
A story of a toxic love gone wrong, with a setting that moves easily between present day London and 1990s Cambridge, Stronger Than Skin is compulsively readable, combining a gripping narrative with a keen eye for the absurdities of the way we live now.
What did I think?
Stronger Than Skin was intriguing from the offset, Mark is on the run from the police and you have absolutely no idea why and you have no idea for about 80% of the book – amazing how a book that revolves around the Mark man-hunt doesn’t give anything away but somehow manages to keep you turning the pages and reading on.
Stephen May writes about the characters of Stronger Than Skin throughout various stages of their life, it helps you form a connection with the characters as you feel you’ve grown with them. This evokes strong emotions within the reader and makes the shocking parts of the story more hard-hitting. You really get a sense of the love and pain within Marks life and it this kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more.
I loved the way Stronger Than Skin ended, it took me by surprise and without giving away too much it’s not something you see in every book – in fact it’s rarer than I would like. I wish I could say more but if I did I would be taking the excitement of the book away from you – it’s unpredictable to say the least, the whole book is!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?
(psst. the eBook version is only £1 at the moment!)
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