Thursday 9 April 2015

Review: Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Disclaimer by Renee Knight
Publisher: Random House UK/Transworld Publishers
Release date: 9th April 2015
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb: 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…

I still can’t quite get my head around the fact that Disclaimer is Renee Knight’s debut novel. You’ll understand my disbelief when you read it. It is the novel of a seasoned professional.

When Catherine Ravenscroft receives a book from an anonymous stranger in the post, she is intrigued and can’t help but pick it up. Quicky drawn in to the novel by the quality of the writing she is horrified to discover that its contents are about her, and something that happened in her past that no-one, not even her beloved husband or son knows nothing about.

The novel's author is unknown to Catherine, or so she thinks. But how exactly do they know so much about her life, and how have they got the very thing that matters so very wrong? Catherine destroys her copy of the novel in the dead of night, naively believing that this will end her discomfort. But when her husband Tom catches her in the act, she suddenly finds herself with an awful lot of explaining to do.

Disclaimer is exactly the kind of novel that I love. The kind that has you on the edge of your seat, not knowing who to trust, or what is going to happen next. Your sympathies and allegiances between characters will switch as the novel progresses.

If you are anything like me then you will have a love/hate relationship with several of the novels major characters. On first appearances they appear to be acting foolishly, but as the novel progresses you will understand why they did what they did, and your opinion of them may change.

An exciting debut that is sure to have people talking. Disclaimer is a must read.
 Disclaimer is available to buy now from Amazon online and all good book shops.

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Thank you to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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