I want to say a massive thanks to Helen Claire and Bloodhound books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour. What a journey this book has been. So memorable and heart breaking.
HERE IS THE BOOK DESCRIPTION
How far would you go to protect your family?
Danny and Libby are about to face every parent’s worst nightmare.
When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace, from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child’s shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning.
Will they ever find Hope?
Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological page-turner about the choices we make.
“Betsy Reavley has reached new heights with this breathtaking book. Child abduction is always a difficult subject and she has totally embraced it in this outstanding book. It will leave you feeling emotionally drained and in awe of this author. Her best book yet, a literary masterpiece” Anita Waller, best-selling author of 34 Days, Angel and Beautiful
“Absolutely incredible book, cannot praise it enough. I think it’s my best read of 2016.” Emma De Oliveira, an ARC reviewer
HERE IS MY THOUGHTS AND 5 STAR REVIEW
This book has to have the most heart breaking opening scene that I have ever read before, as Betsy Reavley awoke every motherly hormone in my body. I felt protective and murderous at the same time but most of all I felt helpless. You will have a very emotional journey, a glimpse of what it could be like for a family after the abduction of a child. This story is about them, including chapters from eight year old Hope, which at times are quite harrowing.
I was just blown away with this novel. The use of the family members to tell the story made it so much more personal, electrically charged to feed my emotions even more. The story travels into the past before the couple had children up to present day. So I soon got to know these characters and as time went on they get to a point where everyone else seems to have moved on, that is everyone but Danny and Libby. How could they look at anyone without thinking ‘what do you know?’ On the outside the world see them the same but inside they have changed.
This was a definite one sitting book for me because there simply wasn’t a place I felt I could stop, I really had to know where Hope was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is beautifully written to give the reader the full impact of tragic events throughout the story in a way that puts your own imagination into overdrive. It went from heart pounding moments to adrenaline rushes where I simply couldn’t speak. This is one of my top three books of the year, awesome!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Betsy Freeman Reavley is the author of the novels Beneath the Watery Moon and Carrion and the poetry collection The Worm in the Bottle. Her latest psychological thriller is The Quiet Ones, published by Bloodhound Books.
She was born in Hammersmith, London. As a child she moved around frequently with her family, spending time in London, Provence, Tuscany, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire.
She showed a flair for literature and writing from a young age and had a particular interest in poetry, of which she was a prolific consumer and producer.
In her early twenties she moved to Oxford, where she would eventually meet her husband. During her time in Oxford her interests turned from poetry to novels and she began to develop her own unique style of psychological thriller.
Beneath the Watery Moon is Betsy Reavley’s beautifully written first release and tells the macabre story of a young woman battling against mental illness.
Beneath the Watery Moon is published by Not So Noble Books and Joffe Books. It is available as an eBook from Amazon.
Betsy Reavley’s second novel Carrion is a psychological chiller that address the link between grief and fear. Carrion was published in 2014 by Bloodhound Books.
The Quiet Ones, published in February 2016 and is a kindle top 100 bestseller, carries on Reavley’s tradition of writing psychological thrillers in her own unique way.
Her latest release, The Optician’s Wife, is available from June 2016.
Reavley says “I think people are at their most fascinating when they are faced with life’s real horrors. This is what I love to write about.”
Betsy Reavley currently lives in Cambridge, with her husband, 2 children, dog and quail. She is working on her fifth novel.
You can follow her on Twitter @BetsyReavley