Publication: 28th May 2020 – Orion
SHE’S GOT NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE.
A year ago, in desperation, Felicity Lloyd signed up for a lengthy research trip to the remote island of South Georgia.
It was her only way to escape.
AND NOW HE’S COMING FOR HER.
Freddie Lloyd has served time for murder. Out at last, he’s on her trail.
And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her.
BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU RUN, SOME SECRETS WILL ALWAYS CATCH UP WITH YOU…
Tense, gripping and with a twist you won’t see coming, Sharon Bolton is back in an explosive new thriller about a woman on the run…
Sharon Bolton is back with a brand new novel and I am so excited to welcome you on my stop for the blog tour of The Split.
The dangerous and cold landscape of South Georgia makes a fantastic setting for this suspenseful new novel by Sharon Bolton. Where is South Georgia? Geography is not my strong suit so that’s the first thing I thought when I first read the blurb of the novel. South Georgia is an island in the South Atlantic, between the Antarctic and the Falkland Islands. As one of the characters explains in the story, it is one of the most remote places on Earth so it’s the perfect place for a woman to hide, or at least try to hide. However, what’s more dangerous? The man who is chasing you or the unpredictable island where nature follows its own rules?
The story starts with researcher Felicity Lloyd dreading the arrival of a boat in South Georgia, a boat that may be carrying her ex-husband Freddie while Bamber, a woman carrying a knife, is ready to do anything to protect Felicity. We then go back in time, nine months earlier, when Felicity was still living in Cambridge, but she was getting ready for her brand new job in South Georgia. Felicity is seeing a therapist, Joe, to help cure the episodes of amnesia she is having. While Joe is worried about Felicity and facing his own demons, his mother Delilah, a police detective, is trying to figure out who is killing homeless people on the streets.
I love Sharon Bolton’s novels. Her stories are so twisty and dark and The Split is twistier and darker than ever. There are so many questions I asked myself while I was reading. Why can’t Felicity remember hours of her life? What did Freddie do to her? What happened to her when she was little? What is she hiding? And who is killing the homeless people? And when everything was explained… WOW, I was completely shocked and taken by surprise and I LOVED it. The plot is gripping with some disturbing storylines and with chasings amidst glaciers that gave me the chills and kept me on the edge of my seat.
The Split is an addictive and suspenseful story that once you start reading you won’t be able to put down until you get to the end, so go and grab a copy, you won’t regret it.
A huge thank you to Alex and Orion for providing me with a copy of the novel and inviting me to take part in the blog tour.