Welcome!! This is our stop on this Blog Blitz Tour for THEY DON’T KNOW by Patricia Dixon.
I would firstly like to say a rather big thank you to the amazing Sarah Hardy, Bombshell Books and Patricia Dixon who gifted me an early copy of THEY DON’T KNOW. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
Daisy meets Adam on their first day at Manchester University and they immediately become firm friends, inseparable and happy in each other’s company. But when tongues begin to wag and their relationship is questioned, for the first time in his life Adam shares his secret with Daisy. Daisy promises to stand by him and keep his secret.
When their Grandmother dies, Adam’s older brother, Ryan, returns from abroad and Daisy quickly falls for him.
After a troubled upbringing at the hands of a drunken mother and jailbird father, Adam and Ryan only have each other. In adulthood their bond holds firm, glued together by Daisy with whom they are now both in love.
Adam struggles with his secret and the fear of ever losing Daisy to another man. Is he besotted and quietly controlling and soon the past starts to influence his choices.
Ryan is motivated, selfish and sees everything in black and white, living in a military world that shields him from the demons of his past, bringing order to his life.
And in the middle is Daisy who loves both of them and makes a promise to each. One she sets free, the other she vows to protect and never abandon.
But when tragedy strikes can Daisy ever find happiness?
They Don’t Know is a beautiful novel about the promises we make and the different kinds of love.
So, you want to know what I think?
When you sign up for a blog tour you never know what to expect. It is usually a new author and the synopsis only tells you so much so I opened this book with eyes open.
When I first started reading THEY DON’T KNOW and Adam met Daisy I thought to myself ‘oh here we go they fall in love’, but NO! It wasn’t that type of predictable love story. It was completely different to what I thought it was going to be and I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns it took me on.
Set over a period of five years between Manchester and France, we discover how Adam and Daisy meet and how the friendship grows and develops. We are introduced to their families and how the relationships interact and grow. It is intriguing how Adam and Daisy have a purely platonic friendship but their loyalty and love for each other is so genuine and heart warming that they always put each other first to the detriment of their own lives at some points.
What this book showed me is that not every relationship may be what it first appears and how easy it is to hide who we truly are from people.
I think people who enjoy romance novels that are looking to try something a little different will find this book a good little find.
About Patricia Dixon;
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.
She is currently writing her next book, a murderous tale set in the sixties and if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.
THEY DON’T KNOW is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;
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