Tuesday, 9 June 2015

DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight

Disclaimer by Renée Knight
Genre: Psychological Mystery & Suspense
Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780857522818
PublisherDoubleday (9 April 2015)
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
What if you realized the book you were reading was all about you? 
When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up in bed and begins to read.
But as she turns the pages she is sickened to realize the story will reveal her darkest secret. 
A secret she thought no one else knew…
'DISCLAIMER stealthily steals your attention and by the end holds you prisoner - a searing story that resonates long after the final page. The best thriller I’ve read this year' - Rosamund Lupton

My Thoughts:
Dis­claimer is an inter­est­ing and atmospheric mystery suspense thriller and the debut novel from Renée Knight.
The writing style is simplistic but still gripping. A great book to immerse yourself in on holiday, though maybe not on a beach! You'll understand if you read it. The story has a slow start but builds pace and tension as it gets into its flow. Then it was, 'cliche time', 'unputdownable' and I read the last third in one sitting eager to find out who was telling the truest version of events.
There are a few surprises along the way with a pretty devious twist towards the end. The last 15% concentrated on tying up the loose ends, which I found a little contrived and unbelievable after getting to know the characters so well.  Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed this easy read which kept my interest throughout.
Fans of, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn will no doubt enjoy this one too.
Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing. She has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four and Capital Films. Her first screenplay, ‘Mother’s Day’, made it onto the Brit List of best unproduced scripts of that year. In April 2013 she graduated from the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
Disclaimer: A complimentary digital copy of Disclaimer was provided by Doubleday via NetGalley in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

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