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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Kate works as a psychiatrist. She knows what the people she treats are going through. Kate's mother committed suicide and her sister Savannah was murdered. Kate feels guilty because she didn't protect Savannah when her sister needed her the most. A man was convicted for the murder and he's about to be sentenced to death. However, not everyone is convinced Savannah's real killer was put behind bars. Kate is being contacted by a retired detective who thinks Savannah was the victim of a serial killer. Is this true?

If Savannah's killer was never arrested he's still out there. That means Kate's safety is at risk. She has to find out who she can trust and which information is correct to make a decision about getting involved in the case or not. Savannah's murder happened sixteen years ago and knowing the killer might still be active makes Kate incredibly nervous, but also determined to uncover the truth. This leads her to a series of family secrets she never knew anything about. Will she be able to find out what really happened to her sister before it's too late?

A Breath After Drowning is a gripping story. Kate is a fascinating main character. She knows a lot about the human mind. She's compassionate, loving and kind and her patients trust her unconditionally. When her private life starts to influence her work Kate has no choice but to start looking for the truth. Her family had plenty to hide and finding out more about the past kept me on the edge of my seat. I was intrigued from beginning to end and couldn't turn the pages quickly enough.

Alice Blanchard knows how to divide tension. A Breath After Drowning is well written and filled with chilling suspense. It's a dark story with many awful deaths, but there's also hope. Kate is a ray of sunshine in a black world filled with abuse, hatred and jealousy. I was captivated by every single page of her creepy search and was anxious to find out if she'd survive. A Breath After Drowning is a great compelling, sinister and shocking story.

Advice

If you love dark gripping thrillers, A Breath After Drowning would be a perfect choice.

About Alice Blanchard


Alice Blanchard is an award-winning author. Her short story collection The Stuntman’s Daughter won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. She has received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and a New Letters Literary Award.

Her thriller The Breathtaker was the official selection of NBC’s Today Show Book Club, presented by bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. Her debut novel Darkness Peering was a New York Times' Notable Book. Film rights to Darkness Peering and The Breathtaker were optioned by Hollywood’s Anonymous Content and John Wells Productions. Her work has been published in 16 countries.

Alice grew up in Connecticut, where she drew inspiration from New England’s thick morning mists and mythic woods. Her father was a well known sculptor and painter. Her mother and sister are poets and her brother is a screenwriter working in Los Angeles. Her husband is a photographer, writer, curator and musician.

Links

Website // Twitter // Amazon

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Three very lucky readers of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard.

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31 comments:

  1. A Breath After Drowning sounds like a gripping psychological thriller that get progressively darker as you turn the pages.

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  2. Sounds like a very fraught and involved story of family and death!

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  3. A new author for me but would love to read

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  4. I love from time to time to read dark thrillers and A Breath after drowning sounds interesting, will add on my TBR and hope I will read ASAP! :)

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  5. Love the thrilling plot line - a perfect book to keep me on the edge of the seat!

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  6. Another awesome thriller to discover.

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  7. It sounds like a really gripping story!

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  8. I love dark gripping thrillers, this sounds fantastic.

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  9. Even the cover has sucked me in
    jan

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  10. Wow, this sounds like a breath-taking thriller. One of those books where you can't wait to turn the page.

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  11. This sounds like a real page-turner, and a one if you need a bit of a scare!

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  12. Yay, one of m;y favorite genres to read, suspense psychological thriller! Definitely on my list to read and I love the title :)

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  13. It sounds like a fantastic thriller, and one I can't wait to read. Love the great cover.

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  14. Thank you Suze! This is perfect for me!

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  15. Wow sounds like a good old heart pumping read!

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  16. sheet, I put the "follow" into the tweet part...gezzz not a good day for me today lol

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  17. I crave for dark gripping thrillers and I'm so excited to read it. Sounds so thrilling!

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  18. This sounds like quite the page turner! (And, a note: This coming from a clinical psych, I'm kinda wondering if the killer [or someone close to him/her] is one of Kate's current/former patients.)
    --Ann

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  19. I read the review about A Breath After Drowning and it sounds so good. This is definitely the type of book that I would love to read.

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  20. This sounds a really exciting book

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  21. This sounds very grippiing with lots of twists and turns, just how I like it!

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  22. Sounds a great. Psychological thrillers keep me reading well after I should have been asleep and this one sounds like it's bound to do the same.

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  23. Sounds it's right up my alley, i'm drawn to gripping book and challenging the fear in me.

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  24. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone.

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  25. Thrillers are my favourite. Haven't read any Alice Blanchard books before

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  26. Love the cover as well as the storyline!

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  27. This looks fab! So gripping!

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