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Guilt By Amanda Robsonn

Guilt’Guilt’ is the latest book by Amanda Robson.

When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who stabbed who? And which one is now the woman behind the bars? Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb, and everything changes. Handsome, charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface? As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is: who?

On Saturday, I started Amanda’s second novel and was unable to put the book down until I reached the page.

Compulsive, edgy with complicated characters, this book was the perfect book to curl up with.

The story is written in the past and present tense and is cleverly seen through the perspectives twin sisters, Miranda and Zara and Zara’s lover, Sebastian.

The story starts at the present tense, right at the moment that one of the sisters kills the other one in self defence and from that point on, the reader is kept on their toes as they try to follow the clues and figure out which sister is the killer and which one has ended up dead.

Twins, Miranda and Zara are polar opposites of each other. Miranda is cool, collected and organised in life, whereas Zara is artistic, scatty and suffers from depression. Miranda is protective of Zara, having witnessed her sisters multiple suicide attempts, her sisters wellbeing is Miranda’s priority and this is quite a big responsibility on Miranda’s shoulders.

When Zara introduces Sebastian into their lives, Miranda can’t warm to him. Sneaky, manipulative with a nasty streak, it’s obvious that he’s had issues in life and his main goal is to come between the sisters relationship.

This story was an intensely thrilling story, with short chapters that made for snappy reading and the multiple perspectives, it was impossible to put down. Riddled with deceit, drama and suspense throughout, ‘Guilt’ is a cleverly written story that made for addictive reading.

You can pre-order Guilt from Amazon and will be available to buy good bookshops from 19th April 2018.

Amanda Robson Reveals New Book – Guilt

GuiltAmanda Robson is back with a new book in 2018 called ‘Guilt’.

What the back cover says –

When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who stabbed who? And which one is now the woman behind the bars?

Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb, and everything changes. Handsome, charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface?

As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is: who?

Looking forward to this one!

You can pre-order Guilt from Amazon and will be available to buy good bookshops from 19th April 2018.

Obsession By Amanda Robson

Obsession‘Obsession’ is Amanda Robson’s debut novel.

One evening, a wife asks her husband a question: who else would you go for, if you could? It is a simple question – a little game – that will destroy her life. Carly and Rob are a perfect couple. They share happy lives with their children and their close friends Craig and Jenny. They’re lucky. But beneath the surface, no relationship is simple: can another woman’s husband and another man’s wife ever just be good friends? Little by little, Carly’s question sends her life spiralling out of control, as she begins to doubt everything she thought was true. Who can she trust? The man she has promised to stick by forever, or the best friend she has known for years? And is Carly being entirely honest with either of them?

‘Obsession’ is a dark and thrilling story about one woman’s jealousy and how it utterly consumes her. When Carly drunkenly asks her husband who he would like to be with, he reluctantly tells her that, he likes Jenni, their best friend and a woman who is the polar opposite to Carly, she’s a meek, good living woman.

Overwhelmed at the thought of her husband having lustful thoughts about her friend, Carly embarks on vengeance on her friend, who’s unaware of Rob’s attraction.

The story is written through the narrative of the four characters of both marriages as the pair of them fall apart and they struggle to get through the repercussions of their actions.

The story is cleverly written with empathic and dislikable characters that made for complex and unhappy reading. When the story begins, we meet Carly, a sexual and outspoken woman who becomes obsessed with the idea of her husband, Rob lusting after someone else, but as the story progresses, we see this confident woman fall apart and anxiety sets in when she becomes convinced that Jenni is after her husband. Meanwhile, the most important man in Jenni’s life is Jesus, she’s good living and kind to people but with Carly’s obsession, we see a darker side to the once timid character.

I loved this story, it made for such twisted and unhappy reading that I couldn’t put it down. A dark and twisted story about the complexities of marriage and relationships. A story that explores, lust, revenge and betrayal, ‘Obsession’ is a fast paced thriller that hooks the reader in and takes them to a dark place that no relationship ever wants to venture.

You can buy Obsession from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Obsession Book Tour – How I Got My Publishing Deal By Amanda Robson

Amanda RobsonI am delighted to be kicking off the book tour for Amanda Robson’s dark and chilling new book called ‘Obsession’.

Today Amanda tells us how she got her book deal.

I would say I got my publishing deal through a combination of hard work, good luck and keeping steely, steely calm.

Hard work. Anyone who is serious about becoming a novelist knows all about that. You have to work really, really hard to complete a novel, with no guarantee at the end of it that you will even get an agent, never mind a publishing deal. You can only do it if you really love writing for its own sake.

Good luck. Thanks to my agent, Ger Nicholl of the Book Bureau, my debut psychological thriller, ‘Obsession’, landed on my editor, Phoebe Morgan’s (Avon Harper Collins) desk, when she was looking for one. That is what makes a good agent. Recognising your work and knowing how to place it. Thank you Ger. Obviously Phoebe wouldn’t have bought it if she didn’t like it, but never the less Obsession was in the right place at the right time, and I consider that good luck. I also consider it good luck that Phoebe and I see things in the same light. We read the same novels; watch the same films and TV shows. Phoebe has been a complete joy to work with. I don’t think everybody likes their editor quite this much.

Obsession

Keeping steely, steely calm. I always dreamt of getting an agent. I had a daydream that you flounced about for years having boozy lunches, making friends with them, gradually making minor adjustments to your work. But much to my disappointment, this was serious business. No such messing about. After I accepted Ger’s offer of representation she immediately started the nail biting process of sending my novel out to publishing houses. And what a nail biting process it was.

I heard about my book deal, last year, when I was skulking about at the Hay Festival feeling envious, as usual, of all the published writers. (I go to the Hay festival every year.) I knew Avon – Harper Collins were having an acquisition meeting to discuss my book, and that it started at 10am. Waiting to hear was stomach churning stuff. I didn’t get any news until well on in the afternoon, so as the time dragged I became less and less hopeful. But by mid afternoon I think, or at least after lunch – time was stalling of course- my mobile rang. Thumbs up!!!! Receiving that call was one of the most exciting moments of my life. Beyond exciting. Pivotal. Like falling in love. Getting married. Having children. That big.
The next talk we went to was by Michael Palin and I have never enjoyed a talk at the Hay Festival so much. The friends I was with kept turning around to watch me because I was laughing so much, tears in my eyes at all his jokes.

You can buy Obsession from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Book News – Amanda Robson Reveals New Book Obsession

ObsessionIf you’re a fan of Paula Hawkins and BA Paris, then the new book by Amanda Robson called ‘Obsession’ is just the book for you.

What the back cover says

It is a simple question – a little game – that will destroy her life.

Carly and Rob are a perfect couple. They share happy lives with their children and their close friends Craig and Jenny. They’re lucky. But beneath the surface, no relationship is simple: can another woman’s husband and another man’s wife ever just be good friends?

Little by little, Carly’s question sends her life spiralling out of control, as she begins to doubt everything she thought was true. Who can she trust? The man she has promised to stick by forever, or the best friend she has known for years? And is Carly being entirely honest with either of them?

Obsession is a dark, twisting thriller about how quickly our lives can fall apart when we act on our desires.

I don’t know about you, but this is a book I’m definitely looking forward to reading!

You can pre-order the ebook of Obsession from Amazon from 4th May 2017 and the paperback will be available to buy from 1st June 2017.