Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Hi, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Sarah Pinborough's latest, Cross Her Heart.

Lisa worries about her daughter too much. She knows this, but it's something she can't really help. Ava is sixteen, almost done with school, and needs her independence. Lisa tries not to be too clingy, tries to let Ava be the almost adult she is, tries to trust her daughter. But Lisa has a secret. A reason she worries so very much about Ava and everything else. A reason she keeps to herself. Something she won't even tell her one and only friend. And one day, Lisa is sure that secret is going to come out. 

Ooh, each new Sarah Pinborough release is a treat! A dark and nasty little treat, to be sure, but a treat nonetheless.

Even after reading her for all these years, I'm never quite sure where she's going to take a story. This latest, is a perfect example. It begins innocuously enough - Lisa is a single mom trying her best to take care of her teenage daughter, Ava. Ava wants independence and is starting to get annoyed by her mother's clinginess. And Lisa's friend, Marilyn, wants Lisa to finally begin to live her life a little. Which is why she encourages Lisa when a client begins to show romantic interest.

Seems normal enough, right?

But shortly after the story begins, Lisa's facade reveals cracks the reader can't help but suspect are coming. She's worried about new cars on her street, she pays a little too much attention to the people and details around her.

I mean really, if you've read Pinborough at all then you know nothing is ever innocuous with her. The expectation that something is coming just around the corner is what I enjoy most about reading her books. And this one is dark - darker perhaps than any of the others I've read by her before.

Pinborough is a fabulous author and I'm so glad that she's finally getting the attention she's been due here in the US. Any fan of dark thrillers should be running to their local bookstore to get their hands on this one!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Sarah Pinborough and her work you can visit her website here. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble



Kay said...

It is on my list already, Becky. Think it sounds like a good one - dark, but good.

Dianna said...

I think I'd really like this one!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being on the tour!