Finally, I’m finishing today with a review on the blog tour of Forgive me by Kateri Stanley, a fantastic gripping, suspenseful and dark horror/thriller……
about forgive me
Title: Forgive Me
Author: Kateri Stanley
Genre:Sci-Fi Horror or Thriller
Estimated page count: 262
Formats available: Paperback and eBook. Available on Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Independently published (19 Mar. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
A secret video tape. A painful truth. A quest for revenge.
Investigative journalist, Susan ‘Stripe’ McLachlan, is constantly hounded by eager documentarians for interview requests about the Night Scrawler murders. One of the victims of the mysterious serial killer was a member of her own family, her father.
At the peak of her career, her services are sought by Isaac Payne who commissions her to write an article for his website. Usually, her projects delve into more uncomfortable, questionable topics, but there’s a deep, almost hauntingly familiar pull about her new client that intrigues her.
As she learns more about Isaac, Stripe digs up fresh secrets about the murders, arousing her suspicions. After an awkward confrontation, she wakes up in Isaac’s bed — with a chain around her ankle.
Isaac shows her harrowing footage on an old VHS tape. The contents hits close to home…closer than Stripe ever imagined. Now, she has to wrestle with her own moral compass and unpick the truth from the web of lies that turn into a crescendo where memories created from misery and suffering cannot be silenced.
Will Isaac ever lay the past to rest? And how will Stripe cope with the revelations that challenge everything she has ever known?
I was completely glued to this and didn’t want to put it down. I’m not going to go into a summary as I don’t want to give anything away – the blurb is enough to draw you in! The storyline is full of completely unexpected twists and is full of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I rushed through the pages to find out what would unravel next.
In terms of characters – Stripe is a strong, independent woman who’s been through so much. As an investigative journalist she’s resilient and determined and won’t give up, even when things start to look dangerous. I really loved Isaac too – he’s a fabulous, mysterious character which you’ll enjoy learning more about.
The setting is pretty atmospheric and creepy. With lots of scenes taking place in woods or abandoned buildings, this is sure to give you the creeps!
I’m still a little confused by the ending but I think I just need to go back and read it again. I think I know what’s happened but need to double check! Either way, it was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this dark, suspenseful and at times, gruesome read. So if you’re a fan of horror and love a good thriller then this is for you!
about the author
Kateri Stanley graduated from The Open University with a degree in Arts and Humanities and worked for the National Health Service for eight years. She started off writing fanfiction as a kid, moved to short stories, created some audio plays and eventually sat down to write her first novel. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching films and TV shows, making tons of playlists and dabbling in the occasional video game. She currently resides in the West Midlands, United Kingdom with her partner, they are hoping to be cat parents.
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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour and to the author for my copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Let me know what you think of this if you read it too!