#BlogTour #TheRumour by Lesley Kara @LesleyKara ‏@TransworldBooks #RandomThingsTours

I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Rumour by Lesley Kara. Thanks to Anne over at RandomThingsTours, the author and the publisher for the ARC to review.

Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:

A casual comment.

There’s a killer among us. 

That’s all it takes.

She stabbed little Robbie Harris. 

To change a life –

She’s living under a new name.

For ever.

She’s reformed. So they say . . . 

Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word.

‘In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion, and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.’ Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

My thoughts

The Rumour was one of those books that slowly worms its way underneath your skin and stops you right in your tracks with its compelling storyline and cast of the most unreliable narrators! The author cleverly paints a totally authentic picture of small-town living from the little cliques at the school gates and the hallowed circles of friendship that are oh so very hard to break into! Then it punctures the idyllic surroundings with a rumour, a rumour that could tear the life of one individual into shreds.

Joanna has moved out of London with her son, Alfie, to be closer to her mum. The small town is just about to be rocked by speculation that a child killer is hidden in their midst. Joanna is desperate to make a niche for herself and Alfie in the community and using the information given to her by Alfie’s father she sets the ball rolling with a rumour that will come back to haunt her. Has she put herself and Alfie at risk by participating in small-town gossip and just what secrets are her neighbours and friends hiding?

If you are looking for an action-packed thriller then this one might not be for you. The Rumour is a delightfully suspenseful example of psychological noir. The author has used her prose to build up the tension, lulling the reader into a false sense of security before leading them down and a dark and dangerous path full of twists and turns.

It is hard to believe that this fascinating study of human nature, interactions, small-town minds, revenge, and retribution is the author’s debut. It is dark, it is dangerous and it is downright compelling! don’t miss it!

Don’t forget to check out what the other bloggers are saying:

The Rumour is available to purchase from:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

About the author:

Lesley Kara

Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives on the North Essex coast. The Rumour is her first novel.


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