Fracture by Heleyne Hammersley

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Book Description:

An engrossing psychological thriller you won’t be able to put down 

After leaving university and a violent relationship behind, Rosie flies to Australia to spend some time with her uncle, Charlie, and his wife, Rita.

Trying to regain some of her lost confidence she hikes along the coast for a day.  She’s horrified to see a body on the beach. However the ‘body’ is the very much alive and enigmatic Alfie. The two women become friends and spend time together in Sydney where Alfie’s wild nature becomes apparent. When Alfie is attacked the situation takes a turn for the worse and they decide to leave the city.

It’s a road trip that ends in murder…

Who is Alfie? What is Rosie hiding?

Detective Sergeant Pete Norton wants answers to these questions.

What he will discover is that this case is a killer.

My Thoughts:

From the start I was intrigued about Rosie, her parents seem to be happy to send their daughter half way around the world to stay with family. There is obviously something from her past that they want her to get away from in the hope of making a fresh start.

To go to Australia must be an amazing experience in itself and I was very envious when after meeting Alfie, both women decide to go on a road trip.

As soon as Rosie meets Alfie, alarm bells were ringing. She seems to be a bit of a free spirit and from the off it is obvious this girl is trouble. Unfortunately for Rosie she seems to be captivated by Alfie and is quite happy to follow her lead.

The story alternates between Rosie meeting Alfie and events that happen while on their road trip and to present day where Rosie is being interrogated by DS Pete Norton. I was interested to know the reason for why Rosie was being questioned and as to what could have happened that would see her ending up where she was.

Personally for me I found Fracture to be more a story of suspense than a psychological thriller. Even though I enjoyed the story line, I didn’t find it as gripping as I would expect from this sort of genre as again, for me, I found it set at a slower pace and I didn’t feel that urgency of turning the pages that I would usually get. Obviously this is just my personal preference and I would still urge people to give Fracture a shot as it is still an enjoyable read and I would certainly read more by the author.

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 3/5 stars.

Fracture is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.

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