London Noir by Ann Girdharry ** Review**

It's been quite nice to take a break from all the Christmas books and romances that I have been reading and take a look at some suspense in London Noir

Memory loss, nightmares, the urge to kill – Sophie has it all.
Is it really Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Or something more sinister? Kal is about to find out…

After a near-fatal road accident, Kal helps Sophie, a young girl in trouble.

The girl’s friends are being murdered one by one. Why? And who by?
Kal must kick start herself out of her downward spiral to save the young stranger.
But Kal is in the grip of the London Cartel, and is someone after the girl, or is the girl after someone?

My Thoughts

I was hooked into London Noir from the beginning and the fast paced story carried me along. At times, London Noir pulsates with tension as the plot twists and turns. The most interesting aspect was the psychological insight which Ann Girdharry brings to the characters. I found it fascinating and loved the fact that Kal's thought processes were so explicitly shared as she decides which body language she needs to adopt.

    In Kal, we have someone who has her own issues to work through. I haven't read the first in this series, Good Girl, Bad Girl and I think that I would have understood the dynamic between Kal and Marty quicker if I had. However, as a standalone, this novel certainly delivers. 

    I did find some of the details a little too gruesome for me but they certainly added to the horror at the situations which were being described. The excerpts which feature the killer's thoughts are the most terrifying part of the book and leave you in no doubt as to the danger which is all about. There are plenty of red herrings to distract you from what is at the bottom of Sophie's situation, but the realisation of what is going on does gradually dawn. 

In short: a psychological thriller which has you on the edge of your seat to the end.
About the Author

Ann Girdharry is a British crime suspense thriller author.
A trained psychotherapist, she worked for many years as a manager in the not-for-profit sector, for agencies working with carers, vulnerable older people, survivors of abuse, and victims of racial attacks.
She currently lives in Montpellier, France with her husband and two children.
Her debut novel, GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL, is an ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD Finalist 2017.
Her second crime suspense thriller, LONDON NOIR, will be published October 2017.
She is also author of Chilling Tales of the Unexpected Short Reads.
 You can follow Ann here: Website  |  Facebook   |  Goodreads 
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Book linksKindle  |  Paperback

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Thanks to Ann Girdharry and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources   for a copy of the book and a place on the One Day Blog Blitz. 


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