Good morning and welcome to another Monday! I have no idea where the weekend went but I had a lovely time enjoying nature on a walk with my Dad, and then doing my other love – reading!  I hope you all had a lovely one too.  Today it’s publication day for this brilliant book and I have a review for you of Revelation by Jo Fenton – the first in the Becky White Thriller series.  I loved Jo’s last 2 books so was excited to read this!

the blurb

Manchester, 1989

A student, Rick, is found dead in halls of residence.

His friends get caught up in the aftermath: Dan, who was in love with Rick; and Becky, who is in love with Dan.

Their fraught emotions lead them into dark places – particularly a connection to a mysterious Kabbalistic sect.

Will Becky discover who killed Rick in time to save her best friend?

Where to buy: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my review

Becky lives in student halls at uni, and is shocked to wake up and find out that one of the guys from her group has been found dead in his room.  Her best friend Dan is devastated as he was in love with him so she takes it upon herself to find out what happened.  Everyone’s first thought is that he took his own life but is that the truth?

Dan is feeling devastated and understandably low, when he bumps in to someone his previously met who mentions that he is a Religious leader and suggests that he comes along to one of his Kabbalah meetings.  Although unsure, he feels like he needs something to distract him at this terrible time, so he goes along……and it’s not what he expects at all.  Deciding he it’s not for him at that time, he leaves but after other things happen back at his Halls of Residence he decides to give it another go…..but what price will he pay?

In the meantime, Becky is still trying to find out what happened to Rick and links in with a local Sergeant who helps her.  Will they be able to uncover what happened to Rick? Is Dan safe with his new friends? Or is there more to it all than they expect?

I love Jo’s books!  This is another fantastic thriller that I pretty much read in one day!  The storyline throughly sucks you in so you want to keep turning the next page.  I did have a slight inclination as to what might happen, but it certainly didn’t fully turn out as I expected with many twists and turns!

Becky is a fantastic teenager with a strong will.  Despite the fact that she goes through quite a lot personally in this book, it doesn’t distract her from helping out her best friend; driven even more by the her desire to become a police officer.  Dan is so lovely but has a horrible time in this book. The story really takes us back to the late 1980’s and reminds us of the discrimination that was taking place during those years (and how we are lucky that a lot has changed now!), and the bullying and turmoil some people would have experienced.

I love that this is slightly different to the usual ‘investigation’ stories, and that Becky isn’t a police officer but a complete ‘wannabe’!  However, it appears that her desires and hard work may pay off! I’m excited to see what Becky gets up to next!

This is another fantastic novel by Jo – a thriller that will keep you wanting more! Definitely recommended by me.



about the author

Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.

Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.

When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.

Where to find Jo online: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter 

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You can read my review of The Brotherhood here.

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Rachel’s Random Resources

Thanks so much to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour, and to Jo and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Have a wonderful Monday my lovelies.

Chelle x

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