Blog tour: Finders, Keepers

Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 

Synopsis: Ailsa Tilson moves with her husband and children to Trinity Fields in search of the new.

New project - a house to renovate. New people - no links to the past. New friends - especially her next-door neighbour, the lonely Verity, who needs her help.

Verity has lived in Trinity Fields all her life. She's always resisted change. Her home and belongings are a shield, a defence to keep the outside world at bay. But something about the Tilsons piques her interest.

Just as her ivy creeps through the shared garden fence, so Verity will work her way into the Tilson family.

And once they realise how formidable she can be, it might well be too late.

How did this book end up in my hands? I was kindly gifted a copy of this novel ahead of publication in exchange for my honest opinion. One look at the promotional blurb and I knew I had to read it.

Was it a page-turner? The book is absorbing and addictive: definitely a page-turner. It isn’t however fast-paced and, between the two timelines, the story unfolds slowly. It’s a novel that needs to be savoured as you get the distinct feeling that every single word was thoughtfully chosen by the author.

Did the book meet my expectations? This novel was different from the psychological thrillers I have read of late so my expectations were turned upside down and still happily exceeded. Finders, Keepers is beautifully written and, as a linguist, the fact that Verity is a lexicographer was like the icing on cake.

Three words to describe it. Dark. Compelling. Creepy.

Do I like the cover? I love it. It’s dark, subtle and elegant – it is a perfect reflection of the words that hide behind it.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but a few of her titles have been on my wish list for some time now and reading Finders, Keepers might have been the push I needed to pick them up.


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