Monday, 20 April 2015

♥ Disclaimer - Renee Knight || Review ♥

Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew--and that person is dead.

Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day even if the shocking truth might destroy her.

Sometimes a book is hyped up so so much on twitter, and you just want to get in on that hype, to be part of it - to know what the people are talking about. Disclaimer has a huge hype surrounding it on twitter at the moment, so of course i crossed my fingers and waited for a reply on netgalley, i get to be part of this hype.

Imagine if one day you picked a book, i mean we all own lots - so not really sure when and where we got it, and it starts to tell your story. Disclaimer is that - Catherines new book, starts to tell her story, and its a story no one knows, because the other person involved is dead. So how did it come to be?

Disclaimer is a brilliant concept, its different to anything i have read before, it is told over a period of years, from two different characters, we pass through the years with current day and flashbacks but it was easy to follow whos who and whats happening. We follow from the book arriving with Catherine, to all the ideas that it stemmed from, from how the book affects Catherine.

I found Catherine to be an unusual character, i didnt find her all too likeable, but i think that is relevant to the story as we learn about her, shes independent, focused and sometimes a little bit selfish, something we can all be guilty of.

The book kept me gripped from page one until the end, i was even late leaving for work because i wanted to cram an extra chapter in, and then when i got to 94% my kindle died, im not even joking, so i had to rush to get the book on my kindle app, it was fascinating, fantastic and completely not what i expected, well worth the hype and then some!


 Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing. She has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four and Capital Films. In April 2013 she graduated from the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives in London with her husband and two children. ~ Transworld Publishers

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