Today, I'll be discussing September BOTM pick, Cross Her Heart.
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn.
But when Ava rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are plastered all over the news, Lisa's world explodes.
As she finds everything she’s built threatened, it's up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what little she has left.
Someone has been pulling the strings, and that person is determined to make Lisa suffer for breaking a promise she made long ago.
Who picked Cross Her Heart as their September BOTM? I sure did!
I read this new release as a buddy read with @thrilltalkbookblog and quite enjoyed it.
Cross Her Heart, Pinborough's latest novel, is a quick and fun thriller. Her writing style can be described as concise and comprehensible. Despite the fact that her word choice is descriptive and vivid, it's not excessively detailed and flowery.
The characters in Cross Her Heart are also quite engaging. Although they're all fairly different from one another, each serves a purpose. Lisa's observant demeanor, Ava's innocence, and Marilyn's strong intuition work together to make an intriguing story. The secondary characters also have a significant role. Simon, Richard, Julia and the rest of the cast serve to pique the audience's interest even further.
Despite Pinborough's fantastic writing and character development, the best element of Cross Her Heart is the fast-paced, suspense-filled plot. However, although the narrative is filled with twists and turns, some of them are far-fetched and unconvincing—for many, this is the fault of CHH.
Nonetheless, Pinborough's latest book is a good choice for those looking for a quick and easy-to-read thriller.
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