The Split – Sharon J Bolton

Link to book – The Split by Sharon J Bolton.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

I genuinely think I have suffered whiplash from reading this book, it was a thriller with twists and turns of EPIC proportions.

From start to end The Split did not let up in it’s efforts to absolutely knock your socks off, and it did not disappoint. Every single word, paragraph, page and chapter brought an entirely new aspect to the story…

The plot itself was an absolute corker! I honestly think this is the best story I’ve had the pleasure of reading so far this year, it had everything I could have wanted from a thriller. I really don’t want to give too much away, but, truly this plot was just *chefs kiss*.

Also, the entire book was so atmospheric, it was tense and at points a little bit creepy. It got right under my skin, in the best way, and left me feeling a little bit on edge long after I’d finished reading it.

I particularly enjoyed the settings that the author used, the juxtaposition of one of the furthest most points of the world, covered in glaciers and surrounded by choppy waters to a little town in Cambridge, where the grass is green and flowers are growing. It felt like the perfect backgrounds for a story that is sure to give you papercuts from turning the pages so fast because you’re trying to find out what’s going on.

I will say, The Split is one you have to stick with. It feels in the middle like it could get a little confusing and you really need to concentrate at that point, but once you get deeper into it everything just slots into place…

You’ll finish the book like this because it is WILD from start to finish.

But, if you’re looking for a thriller to give you whiplash and leave you feeling both claustrophobic AND vulnerable in large open spaces then The Split is for you.

Until next time, Em xxx


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