Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Apartment Six by Stuart James

Book Description:

Be careful what you wish for…
When Meagan was five years old her mother was viciously attacked and murdered.
Now an adult, she herself is the victim of an abusive relationship. Meagan is desperate to escape but doesn’t have the courage to leave.
So, when Meagan meets Oliver, a decent guy who is on the rebound after a failed relationship, the two strike up a connection. But when Meagan confesses that her husband is abusive, it leads Oliver down a dark and dangerous path.
Just how far would you go to protect someone?
Oliver is about to find out and be pushed to his very limits…
 My Thoughts

Shut the front door! No really- shut it, dead bolt it, get a guard dog. Especially if you are anywhere near Apartment Six. Terrifying, violent, bad things happen in and around Apartment Six and I had a front row seat thanks to Stuart James. This book is a clever psychological thriller that checked all the boxes for me. It was terrifying and disturbing yet I could not look away! I flew through this book as I could not wait to find out what was really going on.

My heart absolutely broke for Megan ( the woman living in Apartment Six). Her life was a living hell with her abusive husband Rob who constantly tortured her with his physical and mental abuse often fueled by drugs and alcohol. I wanted to wrap my arms around her and tell her to get out while she still could. Then she met Oliver...........could Oliver be the answer to her prayers?

I must tell you this book had so many surprising twists and turns. I thought I knew right where this was going and then...nope! Totally wrong. I love that we get to see Megan's past and understand why little Meggy is perhaps so tolerant of this abuse as she had quite a troubled childhood. I literally reached a point where I threw down the book and screamed " Noooo freaking way" as there was a  twist that was so shocking. Then I quickly picked up the book and said damn that was brilliant!

I loved reading the dynamics between Oliver and Megan. Oliver made me laugh with his inner dialogue he had. How far will Oliver go to win over Megan? So many deeply disturbing events unraveling in this book! A creepy vibe as I could just picture the apartment and it's not so savory neighbors. I loved this book and I can't recommend it enough!

Thank you so much to Sarah from Book on the Bright Side for inviting me along on this blog tour! Stuart James - thanks for turning out one heck of a thriller!

Author Bio:

I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.
I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.
My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.
This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.

I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.
I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.
To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness.
That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.

My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.
I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death.
A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party.
A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them.
A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.

I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.

I’m currently working on my new thriller, Apartment Six, which Will be released 29th of January.

I’m 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing.
I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for kicking off the blog tour today Kim x