Blog Tour: What Alice Knew – T. A. Cotterell

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Author: T. A. Cotterell
Publisher: Black Swan
Release Date: April 20th 2017
Pages: 384
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.


If someone you loved had a deadly secret, how far would you go to find out the truth?


How far would you go to keep a secret?

Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.


*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Welcome to the final stop on the What Alice Knew blog tour! This book is absolutely fantastic. It grips you from the beginning and keeps you thinking about it long after you’ve finished. This is one of those stories that really makes you think about how well you know someone. Alice thinks she knows Ed completely, there is nothing he could do that would surprise her. But after the events of one night, their lives are changed forever.

Alice is a protagonist of the story, and she’s the perfect character, partly because she’s so relatable. She’s a wife, mother, woman in her dream job. This story is so addictive because if things can so easily happen to her, couldn’t they happen to anyone?

This book is a psychological thriller at its very finest. I enjoyed this complex tale from start to finish. I came up with theories on my lunch break, only to have them destroyed by the time I read another chapter. I loved the way Cotterell examined things from different perspectives, you never just see one side of the story. The story revolves around one important premise. Should Alice stay with her husband, knowing his secret? Or should she leave, but destroy the lives of her children?

The writing is fantastic, the story is well thought out, and grips you instantly. The book is over three hundred pages, but I read it immensely quickly, partly because I was just so desperate to know how it was going to end.

This story is dark, intense and absolutely wonderful. On a cold winter night, this could be the perfect gripping story to keep you company.

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