Thursday, 26 January 2017

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway - Paradise Prison by Faith Mortimer


I am so happy to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Paradise Prison by Faith Mortimer. I have a review for you today but first of all let's take a look at the book. Then why not enter the brill giveaway!



Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: 7th January 2017
Series: Dark Minds #4
Publisher: Topsails Charter

Following an almighty row, Gillian stands up to her abusive boyfriend. The consequences are horrendous and far-reaching.

Terrified, she flees her home, seeking anonymity abroad while coming to terms with the outcome of her actions.
In Portugal, Gillian meets Harry, a yachtsman. Needing crew for his Atlantic Ocean-crossing she applies for the job. Half-way into the journey, after confessing to her crime, Harry offers her refuge on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean which he says he owns.

Confused and depressed, Gillian imagines this is the answer to her problems. She needs time to lie low and consider her options; confront the authorities or live in obscurity? Harry is offering the perfect hiding place…or is he?

When things start going horribly wrong, she asks herself if she is alone on the island. But maybe the biggest question of all is why she gets the gut feeling Harry wants to keep her there at all costs?What happens when she says … no.




My Review

I thought the premise for the book sounded really interesting and I couldn't wait to start reading and see how everything would turn out. So what did I think...

First of all I have to mention that I loved how both characters have their flaws although one definitely more than the other! This made both Gill and Harry more real and their characters more compelling. Faith Mortimer has created two fantastic characters who change and grow along with the story. The story told from different points of view really helps to create depth and it was so interesting to see how each character saw the events that occurred.

I enjoyed the sailing aspect to the novel and there is enough detail to give a good idea of what life at sea on a yacht entails. However it is not over done with over the top descriptions and detail so my interest was definitely kept.

All the way through Paradise Prison there is a sense of dread starting with the gripping beginning right through to the end. I loved how this story kept me on my toes mainly because it was so unpredictable. The setting for the book seems ideal but as with most things not everything is as it first appears to be. A tense undercurrent is always there and I really had no idea where things were going and how things would end. The dark story held my interest pretty much all the way through and whenever Harry and Gillian were together I found myself completely engrossed.

Dark, edgy and thrilling!

Four and a half stars from me!

Thank you to Faith Mortimer & Brook Cottage Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.



Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, England & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamed of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England. Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Faith's books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times.



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