I was obsessed with Amanda’s debut in 2017, so Guilt was definitely one of my anticipated reads for this year. I could not wait to see what Amanda had in store and how she could possibly top the last one!? They are both as good as each other in so many ways.
‘There is no bond greater than blood . . .
When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who killed who? And which one is now the woman behind 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 that the sisters must face up to?
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?’
This book is rather controlling (in a good way!) as I found myself dissecting each page for hidden clues, snatching moments here and there to have a sneaky read, and quite simply falling into the lives of these very unique, quite crackers, characters.
Amanda uses the world today in a very effective way by involving mental health and drugs within the storyline. The simple use of only three characters; Zara, Miranda and Seb, makes it perfect to read as you don’t have too much to follow and each chapter is told from one of their points of view. This way we get to see all sides of the story which is brilliant, and why they are the way they are (especially in the case of Seb!).
Miranda is probably the most sensible of them all, until Seb enters her life through Zara, and he quite simply consumes her. She would do anything to destroy him but nothing is going to plan and the walls of her life begin to crumble down around her. Seb is a real piece of work, I found myself getting so frustrated by him, and I just wanted to shake the twins to wake them up, and see him for who he really is. He is very clever at what he does, he wants to control their minds and separate them, break their bond, but why? What is he hiding?!
I kept trying to second-guess throughout as to who killed who, coming up with all sorts of scenarios in my head. It is incredibly clever how Amanda just keeps you teetering on the edge, until BAM! … and I won’t say anymore than that…
Guilt is a thrilling read full of shocks and modern day issues, and Amanda uses descriptions, dialogue and damaging consequences to make this an all-rounder to consume in little to no time. You will chase the pages and feel all the emotions within this book, so go on, treat yourself…
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