The Suspects by Katharine Johnson #blogtours #gifted

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Katharine Johnson for including me in the blog tour for The Suspects. And providing me with a copy of the book.

There was a lot I liked about The suspects by Katharine Johnson.

It was well written.

I loved the rather eclectic bunch of characters and the whodunnit feel of the mystery.

I also really liked the fact that it was set in the 1980’s.

As I said there was a lot to like.

But for some reason or another I just didn’t get invested in the story. It wasn’t quite the book for me. The first quarter I just felt like it was a story I had read before and I thought the middle section was a little slow. I should say that it did get a bit more interesting as the plot moved on thou and I thought the ending was good. It worked and I hadn’t figured it all out.  

If I am honest The suspects by Katharine Johnson didn’t quite stand out for me. Was it bad? – NO, not at all. Not even close. It is definitely a book you should try for yourself.

I would happily pick up another book by Katharine Johnson when one crosses my path.

Book blurb:

Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller

When you’re bound together by secrets and lies who do you trust?

Bristol, 1988.

Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.

After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it’s clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies.

But can they trust each other?

About the author:

Katharine Johnson was born in Bristol and now lives in Berkshire. She’s worked as a journalist on lots of magazines and has written a history book about Windsor. When not writing you’ll usually find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, restoring a house in Italy, walking her spaniel or playing netball (although not usually at the same time.)

6 thoughts on “The Suspects by Katharine Johnson #blogtours #gifted

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    1. Thank you, it is getting lots of great reviews from other bloggers I follow – I think it just wasn’t the right book for me or I’m very much a mood reader so it maybe was just the wrong time for me to read it.


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