It’s my stop on the blog tour today and I’m delighted to share with you my review. What I Did is the second suspense novel from Kate Bradley following her debut To Keep You Safe. Thanks to Jenna Petts at Bonnier Books for my proof copy and invite onto the tour. WHAT I DID is released on January 21st.
Lisa is running.
She has taken her child, Jack, and she has run from his father.
Lisa thinks she’s safe.
She’s found a remote house where no one will be able to find them.
Lisa is about to wake up in her worst nightmare.
And now she must face what she’s tried to escape.
Risking everything to protect her little boy, Lisa knows that in order to survive she will have to fight, but it’s hard to face someone you loved, especially someone you still love, who knows who you really are – and what you are really capable of.
Family is everything. What would you do to protect it?
Lisa, husband Nick and son Jack look like a normal happy family, but only on the outside. At home things are far from good. Lisa has been trying so hard to keep things under wraps, but when one of the other ‘school mums’ meets with her to tell her that Lisa’s many bruises have been noticed and that a group of them are very worried about her, she knows, deep down, that somethings have to change.
She starts to formulate a plan of action, but as an horrific incident occurs at home, the story begins to unfurl a complex, dark, twisting and totally unpredictable plot.
Gosh! There are so many twists and turns in this novel, it really keeps you on your toes! After a steadily paced build it throws such an almighty twist that I was turning back pages to see if I had missed something. Afterwards there is no sitting back or predictable story lines here, as there is still more to come. More and more the characters are shown in different lights and with the continued dual time line narrative, this novel reveals revelation after revelation that I really didn’t see coming.
There are a number of dark themes to this novel but with the rollercoaster of events that take place I was whipped around like a cats toy on a string, keeping my attention moving forward.
If your looking for an unpredictable, twisting domestic thriller this is one to try.