Welcome to the final stop of this blog tour for AFTER THE AFFAIR by Jonathan Kaye.
I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank Helen Clare for gifting me an early copy of AFTER THE AFFAIR. I am forever grateful and and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
University Lecturer David Ryan is having an affair. And he thinks no-one knows.
He’s wrong. Someone does know. And that someone is out to blackmail him.
But when the blackmail attempt goes wrong, both Ryan and the blackmailer find themselves dragged into an underground (and decidedly seedy) world of secrets, lies and violence. A world where no-one can be trusted and everyone has something to hide.
Set in modern-day Dublin, ‘After the Affair’ is the debut psychological thriller from author Jonathan Kaye.
So, you want to know what I think?
2017 for me really is the year of the great debut novel! AFTER THE AFFAIR has now been inducted into the 2017 Hall of Debut Novel Fame here on the blog!
There are two stand out things which are bang on the money in this book and they are the two main characters; David and Martin. The way that Kaye wrote these characters with such thought and detail gives the reader chance to really delve into the mindset of each character. I found them interesting, strange, infuriating, but never boring!
I do have to agree with some reviews I have read which mention how the plot within the middle of the story slows down a pace. However towards the end of the story, Kaye brings it back with a massive slap to the chops with a plot twist that will leave you wanting to tear out all of the pages, throw the book across the room, then run back, comfort it and carry on reading. Just when I thought I had this book all figured out!
For readers who enjoy a gripping psychological thriller, this book is for you!
AFTER THE AFFAIR is a great debut from an author who I believe has a fruitful career ahead of him! I look forward to seeing what Kaye releases next!
AFTER THE AFFAIR is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;
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