my turn today on the Till the dust settles blog tour. This is Pat young’s debut novel with bloodhound and an intriguing read.
The lives of two women who never meet are about to collide.
Lucie married young. Her husband has become abusive, controlling and violent. Having lost everything as a result of the marriage, Lucie decides it is time to walk away.
As she leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre and the promise of a new life, the unthinkable happens.
On a street in New York, choking on the dust, Lucie stumbles upon an opportunity for a new life.
She thought the grass would be greener. But starting again is never that simple…
Sometimes, what lies ahead is even more deadly
This is a really interesting novel with a fresh approach. I think the idea of a doppelganger is something slightly underused (and yes i know i may have used the term wrongly but i’m trying not to give away spoilers) and this does it in a fascinating manner.
it also deals sensitively with the 9/11 attacks which although horrifying are handled well in this work of fiction. I found the characters engaging and well developed and you found yourself really rooting for the protagonist.
however the ending spoiled it slightly for me as it felt just a little too farfetched. However this is a solid 4* read for me from a new author discovery and will definitely not the be the last book i read from this author.