I am very pleased to be joining in with Jessikah’s Trace This Scar blog tour. I recommend that you add this book to your reading list, if you haven’t already.

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Publisher: Excalibur Press; 1 edition (2nd October 2016)

My review

Trace This Scar is quite an unsettling read. The main character, Daphne, I found quite odd. She’s not one I warmed to at all, even at the beginning. She seems mostly happy with her husband, Rich, and she also enjoys her job at the bookshop. Rich’s ex-girlfriend, Gina, won’t leave them along though. WhenΒ Gina suddenly disappears Rich is charged with her murder and is sentenced to 16 years in prison. Daphne is alone, with no money and suffering abuse from Gina’s family. The description of her life at this point, alone in her cold and filthy flat is pretty dismal. I almost started to feel sorry for her, but it isn’t long before she takes a shine to Jamie.

Jamie has recently been asked to move out of his parents house. He’s 26 and they (well his Dad) feel that he needs to start standing on his own two feet. He happens across the bookshop where Daphne works and somehow manages to bag himself a job there and Daphne invites him to stay at her flat. This in itself seemed rather odd to me.

Anyway, Jamie and Daphne soon become close, but it isn’t long before he realises things aren’t as they seem and he finds himself wondering just what he’s let himself in for. When Rich’s friends turn up at the flat, the situation takes a serious turn for the worst.

I was fascinated by Daphne’s story, despite not liking her at all. She is convinced her husband is innocent and I was keen to discover if indeed he was. The twisty storyline kept me guessing until a good way through the book, when I started to have my suspicions. I was not, however, prepared for the truth! And the ending was very creepy, in my opinion.

Buy your copy HERE

Description

A Lie. A Betrayal. A Murder. Daphne has everything she’s been dreaming of since the day her parents died when she was a teenager. A husband, a home and a job. The only problem is her beloved Rich’s ex girlfriend Gina who won’t leave them alone. Filled with jealousy, Gina’s interference soon escalates into harassment. But one day, Gina disappears. When Rich is sentenced to sixteen years in prison for murdering Gina, Daphne refuses to believe he is guilty. But what else could explain his mysterious disappearances? And if Rich didn’t kill Gina… … Then who did?

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About the Author

Jessikah Hope Stenson is a 19 year old author and journalist. She currently studies English at the University of Exeter where she is also the Assistant Editor of PearShaped Music Magazine and a literature columnist for Razz Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys slam poetry, listening to Paramore and curling up with a good book.
Don’t forget to catch up with, and follow, the rest of Jessikah’s blog tour with the following book bloggers…..
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Enjoy!
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