Today I have the “When Evil Calls Your Name” by John Nicholl. Published by Bloodhound Books and available in various formats from Amazon UK. My thanks to Sarah for my spot on the tour.
Are you looking for a dark and gripping psychological thriller? Then you’ll love When Evil Calls Your Name by #1 best-selling author John Nicholl.
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay hidden forever…
When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a diary exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. As she begins writing she holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn’t dare vocalise, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.
Will the truth finally be revealed?
This story follows on from White Is The Coldest Colour, (my review) and is from the viewpoint of Cynthia who now lives in prison. Her story is told via a journal that her counsellor has advised she writes.
Please read the first book before you start this one.
This answers so many questions I had about Cynthia. I was frustrated with her character, but this one is her account of her life as a child, through university and how she met David Galbraith and how he completely destroyed any control she had over any decision, he controlled her and others around her. This is a really addictive read, and as you learn about Cynthia’s life you realise how she was manipulated so convincingly. But also you see how she is starting to make steps towards standing up for herself, no longer wanted to be a victim.
This story really plays on how a master manipulator plays on the vulnerabilities and insecurities of a person until they become a shadow of their former selves. Because of the writing style it has a very believable feel to it, that personal account adds the perfect touch to the realism of the story.
In comparison to the first book it does differ quite a lot. Even though it has a dark psychology theme, it is not as the dark and twisted as the first book. It is an addictive read and a great follow on story. A book I would recommend to those who like to read a psychological thriller from the perspective of the victim who was unaware she was being manipulated.
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