Tell Tale – Samantha Hale

Genre: Psychological Thriller – Mystery / Thrillers

Blurb: A woman stands on a bridge, the water rushing below, the wind catching her skirt.In a few seconds she will jump, plunging more than 200 feet to the bottom. Who is she? And why is she desperate to take her own life? Nina Kennedy is afraid. A man is following her, threatening her family, toying with her sanity. What does he want? And how long will it be before he strikes? Eight-year-old Ava sits waiting for her daddy. But, like the others in the children’s home, she knows her father will never come. The home is a place of whispers and shadows. But no one dare tell the truth. Until now..

My Review:  I LOVE Samantha Hayes’ books and was hooked when I first read Until You’re Mine – which I always recommend as a brilliant psychological thriller.  Tell Tale is not an easy read, the subject matter is uncomfortable and disturbing and in places quite heartbreaking.  This book is told through the 3 main characters – the woman on the bridge; Nina, a wife and mother and Ava an 8 year old girl.  It’s an emotional book which left me rather drained at the end, but I do recommend everything Samantha Hayes writes!

About the Author: Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from being a private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’


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