Morning my lovelies! Today I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for One of Us by Rachel McLean – the third in the Village Trilogy….and I’ve been waiting for this!

the blurb

‘Leave, or die.’

Jess Dyer has won safety for her sister-in-law Ruth and proved her worth as the leader of her refugee community.

Sarah Evans has stood up to her parents and discovered who she can trust.

But the villagers still aren’t welcome. When the local population expresses its anger, can Jess keep everyone safe? And can she hold it together as Steward when someone she loves dies?

And how will Sarah react when her new fiancee Martin receives death threats, telling him he must leave her, and their village?

One Of Us is a gripping thriller about belonging and acceptance. It’s the third book in the Village trilogy, and the sequel to Sea Of Lies.

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my review

I was thrilled to be back with some of the characters that I’d fallen in love with in the first two books!

We’re back with Jess who’s still in charge of looking after the village, and it appears to be a happier time for her.  She’s recently engaged!  Sarah is still loved up with Martin but he’s still experiencing quite a bit of opposition from the community after the events in Thicker than Water (Book 1).  He starts receiving death threats and then there is more bad news for the village when a catastrophe strikes another town just up the road from them…..

Jess is doing her best to lead the town but the community seem to stop listening and do their own thing.  Meanwhile, Ruth is struggling with the events of the past and we lose one of the beloved characters……But will they all getting the happy ending they deserve?

Yet again, I was thoroughly sucked in to the story and was so glad to see how some of the characters have really grown.  Dawn in particular, who has moved on from being a controlled and battered housewife to having her independence.  Jess is happy – until things take a turn for the worst.  Ben was driving me nuts in this, and Ruth is having a really tough time.  When you think things are about to settle for the community, who to be fair have been through enough…something else happens!

We also lose a character which is REALLY sad….especially in the circumstances, and who it is….

I’m not sure if this is the final book….as it’s a trilogy but there is so much I wanted to know at the end.  Things have really changed for the village and I want to know how they all get on and what happens!

As I say, another book that will suck you in and have you gripped.  I’d definitely suggest reading the first two so you know the whole back story (and they’ll also have you wanting more!)

You can find my reviews for the first 2 books here…. Book 1 Thicker than Water and Book 2 Sea of Lies



about the author

My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.

What does that mean?

In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.

Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?

My books aim to fill that gap.

If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club at I’ll send you a weekly email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.

Where to find Rachel online: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Chelle x

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