Dying To See You by Kerena Swan @Bloodhoundbook @KerenaSwan


Book Description:

He’s Watching, He’s Waiting, She’s next.
When Sophie is told to organize care for elderly Ivy, she is unaware that by meeting Max, Ivy’s grandson, her life will be turned upside down.


As Sophie’s involvement with Max and Ivy increases she becomes more distracted by her own problems.


Because Sophie is certain she is being watched.


For a while Ivy relishes Sophie’s attention, but soon grows concerned of the budding relationship between Sophie and Max.


Torn between Sophie and his grandmother, Max cuts ties with the care agency, leaving Sophie hurt and confused.


Meanwhile there is a murderer killing women in the area.


Is there a link between Sophie’s stalker and the killings?
Soon Sophie will learn that appearances can be deceiving.


My Thoughts:

I have to say that this book held some nice surprises as it didn’t go quite how I expected.

Sophie is a single mum to two girls, Tilly and Mia. I loved this family. All the characters you really warm to and what is going on in their lives affects you also. You are really routing for them through out.

Max and Ivy it is hard to say too much about them without giving a lot of the story away and wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone but believe me, you won’t be disappointed!

Dying To See You is a story that I think will take a lot of readers by surprise, it certainly did me. The author grips you from the start and keeps you there until the very last page. The suspense and tension builds throughout to a finale that I thought was extremely fitting. I also like how the author wraps everything up nicely so there are no unanswered questions. I really can’t believe that this is the authors debut novel. Her writing is confident of someone with years of experience. Really looking forward to reading more by the author.

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

Dying To See You is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link.)


Author Bio:

Kerena lives on the Bedfordshire/Buckingham border with her husband, son and two cats. She also has two daughters and two granddaughters.

12 years ago, following a life-time career in social work and management, Kerena set up a company providing support for children with disabilities.  Highly successful, the company is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, which Kerena considers her greatest achievement thus far. However, following serious illnesses last year she decided to attempt to fulfil her long-held ambition of writing a novel and getting it published. She has yet to tick off other achievements from her bucket list such as playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano all the way through and being stopped for speeding in a red Ferrari at the age of 80 but can tick off building a brick wall.

After many years of writing professionally in the course of her work, Kerena has discovered the exhilaration of writing fiction and can be found at all hours in front of her computer.  Her husband (worried about his dinners being cooked) has threatened divorce if she writes another book so she’s told him she will write a trilogy.

‘Dying to See You’ is Kerena’s first novel and she has already started work on her second book ‘I Let You In’.  Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience in the problematic world of social work, Kerena adds a unique angle to the domestic noir genre.




Twitter –  @KerenaSwan


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