Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland Book Tour and Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): When Kyle’s wife Hannah goes missing, the whole town is out in force to try to find her. One person knows where she is. One person is keeping a secret.
Detective Inspector Simon Peters and Detective Kerry Lawlor have been brought in to investigate the case, but Hannah has left no traces and Kyle has no clues.
Local Belfast resident, Julia Matthews, joins the #FindHannah campaign and becomes friendly with Kyle, sympathising with his tragedy. As Julia becomes more involved in the case than she bargained for, she begins to uncover more secrets than the Police ever could.
Julia was only trying to help but has she become drawn into a web of mystery that she can’t escape?

Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland

Publication day: 21st May 2020

Genres: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers, Contemporary

Trigger warning: domestic violence, some sexual scenes and swear words

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book had me engrossed right from the very start that I managed to read it within one day. I find mystery thrillers so fascinating and they always manage to draw me into the story, especially when authors, just like Rose McClelland, are extremely good at writing and able to keep the reader turning page after page of their book wanting to know what’s going to happen next.

This story is made up of multiple POVs, which if you’ve been reading my reviews for a while now will know that that’s one of my favourite narratives. I really liked putting the pieces together from reading over everyone’s POVs.

Julia was one of my least favourite characters. I found her very naive and sheltered, she was quite a pathetic character and I found myself rolling my eyes whenever she said or did something questionable. However, towards the end of the book I found a level of respect for her. Kyle Greer made my blood boil and he also scared me whenever he interacted with another character. Kyle is a very manipulative abuser, I found myself frowning at my book when his scenes of the book happened. Kerry was a really interesting police officer, I really enjoyed following her story in this book. Hannah. Kyle’s wife. Hannah is the character that this this story is based around and I really felt sorry for her. I connected with her somewhat, she was hopeful and brave but unfortunately she became victim to some horrible scenarios in this story.

This is one of my favourite passages from the book, not only because of McClelland’s beautiful writing which captures the passage perfectly but because I can totally relate to it as I’m a bit of a nosey person myself: I saw a young woman walk past the house. She was looking in, watching us. I understood her nosiness. I loved this time of day, when it was too light to close the blinds, but you still needed to put on a lamp. If you took a walk, it was too easy to cast a furtive glance into people’s homes, to catch a snapshot of their lives, to admire their décor and make stories about their lifestyles.

It was difficult to read parts of the book at times as there are few domestic violence and sexual scenes which can be uncomfortable to read over.

I would have to say the downside of my reading experience of Under Your Skin was the formatting of the book I received, the book missed out what seemed like a couple of lines which I’m hoping didn’t miss out anything too important.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this fast-paced mystery thriller and would definitely recommend you to pick it up today.

Purchase Link

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Under-Your-Skin-Rose-McClelland/dp/B087LWB619/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Your-Skin-Rose-McClelland/dp/B087LWB619/



Author Bio

“Under your skin” is Rose’s fourth novel. Her previous three novels were romantic fiction published by Crooked Cat. She has made the genre jump from “chick lit” to psychological thriller and is enjoying delving into a darker corner of her mind!
Rose has also written two short plays which were performed in the Black Box theatre in Belfast.
She discusses book reviews on her You Tube channel and writes theatre reviews for her blog.
She loves nothing more than curling up with her cats and a good book. She has two rescue cats – Toots, who is ginger with an inquisitive face and Soots, who is black and hops along on his 3 legs looking ever so cute.

Media Links

Website – http://rosiesrag.blogspot.com/p/home-1.html

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805471.Rose_McClelland

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RoseMcClelland1

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RoseMcClellandauthor/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rosiegirl2000/

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Dares, Lies and Geminis by Kat Alexander Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Two women, different as night and day. Tristana likes to keep to herself, devotedly working all day so she doesn’t think about all she is missing in life. Seraphina, shrouded in mystery, hunts at night, surreptitiously looking for someone good, noble, and honest, while proving to herself they don’t exist. Two men who won’t succumb to failure. After his brother’s death, Peter spends his days trying to build a life as far away from the accusatory eyes of his hometown. Nathan has a nightly obsession- Seraphina. The truth that everyone is afraid to whisper. As Peter starts to chip away at Tristana’s walls, one dare unknowingly releases something he thought he lost long ago. And as Nathan moves in on Seraphina, one lie breaks apart the foundation of everything he thought he knew. Meet the Geminis.

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication – they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control – even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardise the possibility of a ling transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just it’s hospitals. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
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