Book Review for BENEATH THE SKIN by Caroline England
BENEATH THE SKIN by Caroline England
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A tense and carefully crafted story that intertwines the past and the present relationships of three complicated women.
BENEATH THE SKIN is one of those books that manages to create suspense without having a high octane action or a serial killer running around. The tension is created through the interactions and relationships of the women within these pages. Their lies and secrets will pull them apart and bring them together in ways that I don't think they could have even foreseen. As pieces of the puzzle slowly reveal themselves, the mysteries of Antonia, Sophie, and Olivia will come out into the open.
The beauty of this book, for me, lies within the writing. Between the eloquence of the prose and the depth of the characters, I don't see how anyone would want to pass on this darkly intuitive story.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
No-one remembers your past. But you do.
‘Antonia, Antonia. My name is Antonia.’
It’s been her name for many years. But sometimes, like tonight, she forgets.
Antonia has a secret. A secret so dark and so deep that she can barely admit it to herself. Instead, she treats herself to Friday night sessions of self-harm while her husband David is at the pub, and her best friend Sophie is drinking too much wine a few doors down.
Nobody close to her knows the truth about what the teenage Antonia saw all those years ago. No-one, that is, except her mother. But Candy is in a care home now, her mind too addled to remember the truth. Antonia is safe. Isn’t she?
The lies start small. They always do. But when the tightly woven story you’ve told yourself begins to unravel, the truth threatens to come to the surface. And then what’s going to happen?
About the Author: Born a Yorkshire lass in the UK, Caroline studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border. A former divorce lawyer, Caroline began writing when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely daughters. Her debut novel, Beneath the Skin, was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. Her second novel, My Husband's Lies, will follow in May 2018.
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Avon (October 5, 2017)
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