Blind Side by Jennie Ensor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Can you ever truly know someone? And what if you suspect the unthinkable? London, five months before 7/7. Georgie, a young woman wary of relationships after previous heartbreak, gives in and agrees to sleep with close friend Julian. She’s shocked when Julian reveals he’s loved her for a long time. But Georgie can’t resist her attraction to Nikolai, a Russian former soldier she meets in a pub. While Julian struggles to deal with her rejection, Georgie realises how deeply war-time incidents in Chechnya have affected Nikolai. She begins to suspect that the Russian is hiding something terrible from her. Then London is attacked... Blind Side explores love and friendship, guilt and betrayal, secrets and obsession. An explosive, debate-provoking thriller that confronts urgent issues of our times and contemplates some of our deepest fears.
MY REVIEW: Really enjoyed this book. Underpinned by a continuous sense of unease and not knowing where it’s going. It’s suspenseful, and thought-provoking. Ensor is a good writer and gives us a story that has some substance and depth without losing the thrills. It’s great for a debut novel. There are so many themes. It would make a great book to read for a book club. If you like an intelligent psychological thriller, then don’t miss it!
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