Blog tour: The Imposter

Welcome to the blog tour for The Imposter by Anna Wharton.

About the book…

Chloe lives a quiet life. Working as a newspaper archivist in the day and taking care of her Nan in the evening, she's happy simply to read about the lives of others as she files away the news clippings from the safety of her desk.

But there's one story that she can't stop thinking about. The case of Angie Kyle - a girl, Chloe's age, who went missing as a child. A girl whose parents never gave up hope.

When Chloe's Nan gets moved into a nursing home, leaving Chloe on the brink of homelessness, she takes a desperate step: answering an ad to be a lodger in the missing girl's family home. It could be the perfect opportunity to get closer to the story she's read so much about. But it's not long until she realizes this couple aren't all they seem from the outside…

But with everyone in the house hiding something, the question is – whose secrets are the most dangerous?

About the author…

Anna Wharton has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than twenty years, writing for newspapers including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia and Red. She was formally an executive editor at The Daily Mail. Anna has ghostwritten four memoirs including the Sunday Times bestseller Somebody I Used To Know and Orwell Prize longlisted CUT: One Woman’s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today. The Imposter is her first novel.

My impressions…

How did this book end up in my hands? I received a copy of the book so that I could review it and participate in this blog tour.

Was it a page-turner? If there ever was one, this is it. Reading this book lead to so many questions I wanted answers to that I found myself almost racing through. It’s safe to say that none of those answers were what I expected. The plot twist are very clever and nothing is what it seems.

Did the book meet my expectations? When I read the synopsis I thought this book would head a different way but I wasn’t disappointed. Quite the opposite! It is a compelling read with many complex characters and plenty of intrigue. I feel it can also be read at different levels. There is a mystery to be solved, yes, but if you then start to look at the themes being explored, like family and identity, and the issues that arise with dementia, you can also find a deeper meaning.

Three words to describe it. Clever. Uncomfortable. Memorable.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s visually stunning and the blurred part of the image makes me think of the blurring of truth.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Believe or not, this is a debut novel. An author to watch.

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