Blog tour: Arrietty

Welcome to the blog tour for Arrietty by Abby Davies!

More about the book…


Arrietty wakes one morning to find her mother gone. Turning to her father for reassurance, she gets the terrifying sense that he - and others - are hiding a crime too dreadful to name.


Confined to the house on the cliff, Arrietty worries for the safety of her brother as her father becomes increasingly unstable and unpredictable.


Arrietty’s hunt for answers plunges her into a nightmarish fight for survival that leads her to the most awful secret of all.

More about the author…

Abby Davies was born in Macclesfield in 1984. She grew up in Bedfordshire in a seventeenth century cottage near Flitton Moor and started writing ‘thrillers’ when she was seven years old.

After reading English Literature at Sheffield University and training to be an English teacher, she wrote novels in her free time.

She was shortlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition in 2018 and longlisted for the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award in 2019. Her debut Mother Loves Me was published by HarperCollins in 2020. The Cult came out in 2021. Arrietty is her third novel.

She lives in Wiltshire with her husband, daughter and two crazy cocker spaniels.

My impressions…

If you love a good psychological thriller, full of plot twists and suspense, this is it. I must admit that I almost didn’t sign up for the blog tour because I was spooked by the cover! I found it unsettling but also intriguing… so here I am!

There is something highly enigmatic about this story. What has happened to Arrietty’s mother? We don’t know but I was personally expecting the worst. Of course, the writer throws many unsavoury characters and plot twists our way, and the only thing I can say without spoilers is that I was not able to solve the mystery. Jaw duly dropped!

Three words to describe it. Eerie. Suspenseful. Twisty.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s suitably spooky!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I need to catch up!


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