In Bloom by C J Skuse @HQDigitalUK @CJSkuse


Book Description:

If only they knew the real truth. It should be my face on those front pages. My headlines. I did those things, not him. I just want to stand on that doorstep and scream it: IT WAS ME. ME. ME. ME. ME!

Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé Craig for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free.

Except for one small problem. She’s pregnant with her ex lover’s child. The ex-lover she only recently chopped up and buried in her in-laws garden. And as much as Rhiannon wants to continue making her way through her kill lists, a small voice inside is trying to make her stop.

But can a killer’s urges ever really be curbed?

My Thoughts:

In Bloom is the second book to feature Rhiannon. Would highly recommend you read Sweetpea, the first book, before reading this one. There is a lot of background that I feel readers would feel like they are missing out on if they don’t read them in order.

It was great to catch back up with Rhiannon again. I’m sure we can all see a bit of ourselves in her, though luckily for the police, the rest of us can restrain ourselves from breaking the law and killing people, even though some of them do deserve it. Being pregnant you would think Rhiannon would maybe turn over a new leaf but then where would the fun be in that? To a certain extent, the unborn baby is a bit like a guardian angel and Rhiannon’s sense of reason. She constantly questions what Rhiannon is about to do and makes her think more about the consequences. I loved the parts to do with Rhiannon talking to her unborn baby. It was quite tender, emotional as well as at times, funny.

Rhiannon is every bit as selfish as she was in the first book. At times we do see her mellow and think about other people. It was great to see but then on the other hand it also broke my heart. I’ve got to admit I’m not completely sold on the ending of this book. I think the author has kept true to the character and deep down I know it was the right one but my conscience still struggled with it.

In Bloom is every bit as dark and twisted as the first book. It is a highly entertaining read and I loved being inside the mind of a serial killer. It probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I for one thought it was a great read and follow on from Sweetpea. Not sure if this is the last we have seen of Rhiannon but I hope not.

In Bloom is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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